BAE - Biological Activity Enhancer
Maximizing the Microbial Workforce
The complex microbial population is at the center of the wastewater treatment process. The stability of this population in wastewater or waste management environments is critical and can become difficult to balance. BAE’s unique ability to increase existing microbial populations and enhance their activity in both aerobic and anaerobic environments makes it an essential tool for operators today.
What is BAE®?
BAE is a revolutionary proprietary organic formula that enhances biological efficiency by increasing microbial populations and maximizing their activity. With the unique ability to stimulate microorganisms, BAE is like a powerful energy drink for the existing microbial population. This powerful liquid is derived from highly humified peat sources and blended using a patented stabilization and extraction process.
BAE has been university tested and proven through real world applications. As the green component to the engineered infrastructure, BAE offers operators an organic alternative to maximize the efficiency of their operations while complementing their environmental initiatives.
Wastewater Treatment & Operational Efficiency
By optimizing the microbial environment, BAE has proven to provide operators an organic alternative to maximize the efficiency of their wastewater treatment operations. BAE inhibits the negative impact of toxic elements and triggers a metabolic reaction among the existing microbial population – enabling them to perform their natural function more efficiently and effectively.
As a result, BAE has proven to:
- Reduce Operational Costs
- Improve Sludge Settling
- Reduce Sludge Hauling and Disposal Needs
- Enhance TSS and BOD Removal
- Decrease Chemical Needs
- Maintain Nitrification at Low Dissolved Oxygen Levels
Effectively priced for a rewarding return on investment, BAE has proven to drive down operational costs such as energy, chemicals, and sludge hauling.
In addition, BAE has assisted plants in a variety of unexpected challenges, often assisting them to reach or exceed compliance standards or recover from operational disruptions. At one facility, BAE improved effluent quality, preventing 125 pounds of suspended solids per day from being discharged into the Delaware River. Another facility turned to BAE to bring their biological system back into balance when heavy rains caused an ammonia challenge that disrupted their existing biology. Learn more under Success Stories.
Anaerobic Digestion & Biogas Production
BAE helps operators take full advantage of the energy source right at their finger tips by stimulating the native biology. Just as with the operational efficiency application, the formula inhibits the negative impact of toxic elements and triggers a metabolic reaction among the existing microbial population. As a result of this reaction, the natural process of methane gas production is enhanced and users benefit from:
- 30-50% Boost in Methane Gas Production
- Increased Volatile Solids Reduction
- Improved Dewatering of Sludge
- Decreased Polymer Usage
- Reduced Sludge Hauling and Disposal Needs
- Positive Impact on Plant Headworks due to Cleaner Centrate/Filtrate
BAE is priced so that users experience a rewarding Return on Investment. Savings are typically observed within a few months after introduction of BAE, depending on plant characteristics, and continue as long as it is used.
BAE is ideal for Municipal, Commercial, and Agricultural Anaerobic Digesters utilizing their biogas to generate heat or electricity – like Landis Sewerage Authority of Vineland, NJ who was honored with an EPA CHP Energy Star Award with the help of BAE. In addition, BAE can assist those operations evaluating the investment into a resource recovery system, such as a Combined Heat and Power (CHP) system, to determine maximum production capabilities and to ensure proper system sizing. Learn more under Success Stories.