Aquafix – BioGas1
Trace Elements for Anaerobic Digesters
About the Company:
Aquafix is dedicated to investigating the whole spectrum of wastewater issues. The knowledge they gain from their research is used to develop natural and sustainable biotechnologies.
Aquafix is continuously studying the bacterial communities that benefit wastewater applications. The products they create play off the strengths and weakness of those communities. All of their products and bacterial cultures are produced or fermented in-situ in their facility. The strains grown at Aquafix are selected for their ability to sustain themselves and work in harmony with wastewater biomass.
Aquafix develops each product to solve the root cause of wastewater issues. They strongly believe in not just providing a Band-Aid© or cover-up, but taking out the source cause of each filament, foam, surfactant, hydrogen sulfide, settling, and ammonia issue. The key to their success is nutrition. They provide the right nutrients and stimulants to give the bacteria the “tools” they need to degrade the specific problem agent. This is how they can truly tailor each product to each wastewater issue.
About the Solution:
BioGas1 is a solution of bioavailable micronutrients for anaerobic systems to improve methane gas generation. It boosts methane production by providing a consistent source of bioavailable micronutrients to methane forming archaea. It also provides consistent volatile solids conversion, a healthier population of methanogenic archaea, and a better quality of biogas production. BioGas1 contains ten soluble micronutrients that help convert acetate into valuable methane gas.
Solution Strengths, Weaknesses and Critical Indicators
Additives generally fall into two categories, feed additives and manure additives.
Feed additives are generally used to:
Manure additives are generally used to:
Aquafix has recently been added to the Newtrient catalog. Newtrient will continue to work with Aquafix to further refine the cost and performance information on their solution. Newtrient will update this entry as more information becomes available and as new commercial dairy installations come online.
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