We take a special approach to wastewater clients as more often than not, the product ends up in our drains, rivers and oceans. There are many variables that can impact the maintenance of a wastewater pond, lagoon or treatment plant. Maintaining an efficient system with a healthy microbial population is critical for the plant, your staff, local residents and the surrounding environment. Lagoon solutions should be robust, low maintenance, cost effective and simple to operate.
Water Quality Solutions assist managers maintain a balanced wastewater system and offer a range of specialised microbial products and industrial aeration to customise a treatment plan accordingly.
Sludge increases turbidity, BOD and nutrients – it reduces a dam’s water holding capacity, causes ‘rotten egg’ odours and is the main food source for algae. Dredging organic sludge can be expensive but it can also be treated more cost effectively using beneficial bacteria and oxygen.
We prescribe natural, biological products that treat sludge by releasing bacteria, enzymes and micro-nutrients. Together they build an army of hungry, sludge-eating that digest the organic material that builds up on the bottom. These bacteria are aerobic (oxygen thriving) so although they work in any dam. For the best result, combine this treatment with aeration.
Got sludge? We can fix that.
Most odours stem from the breakdown of complex organics like long chain fatty acids in the wastewater process. This is commonplace in industrial wastewater treatment systems where odours are intensified by an imbalance from one source of BOD. These include but are not limited to; proteins from dairy plants, fats from rendering plants, amines from chemical processing, fibres from paper mills and sugars from distilleries. It’s best to accelerate the breakdown of these forms of BOD by introducing wastewater catalysts as far upstream in the wastewater treatment system as possible.
Water Quality Solutions’ odour control products are concentrated blends of essential oils that bind to and neutralise smelly compounds so they don’t just deodorise – they eliminate.
Additionally, it is important to investigate the root cause. Anaerobic environments are a hub for odours and thick sludge blankets are where a significant amount of wastewater odours are generated. The thicker the sludge, the more odours are generated so reducing sludge layers is one of the keys to wastewater odour control and our range of sludge reduction products will do just that.
Banish odour, increase employee well-being!
Moan about ammonia no more
Ammonia is toxic to fish and loved by aquatic weeds, algae and cyanobacteria which causes problems in aquatic systems.
Fortunately, ammonia can be processed biologically by specific strains of oxygen loving beneficial bacteria. These bacteria need stable conditions to be effective so this can be difficult to do in a wastewater treatment plant, especially during cold weather, peaks and troughs of wastewater inflows.
Operators of wastewater treatment plants that suffer from high or fluctuating ammonia levels can turn to our ammonia control products to quickly reduce ammonia levels and reinstate the nitrification process.
Our products contain highly concentrated blends of nitrifying and denitrifying bacteria that are critical to ammonia control and enable wastewater treatment systems to get back online after a crash or simply help maintain a well functioning wastewater treatment system.
Our products control ammonia quickly and safely
Fats, Oil & Grease (FOG)
Wastewater Fats, Oil and Grease
Once upon a time, fats, oil and grease (FOG) build up needed to be removed manually. This method is expensive, disruptive and invasive.
The Water Quality Solutions alternative is to add targeted bacteria that will break down the FOG found in traps, pump stations, wet wells, treatment systems and wastewater lagoons. Our nonpathogenic microbes are developed to reduce filaments, FOG, sludge production and control foaming. They will soften up and degrade FOG while lowering hydrogen sulphide and therefore reduce odour and corrosion.
This range of new-age grease reduction products, will save your plant time, money and headaches!
Before application of grease reduction products
After application of grease reduction products. Favourable results begun to show within hours
Prolonged exposure to sunlight, shallow depths, warm water, long detention times, and abundant nutrients contribute to algal blooms in wastewater lagoons. Excessive algae causes problems with the stability of the waterbody’s biological functions due to swings in pH, high ammonia levels, BOD or TSS and low oxygen. If these water quality problems result in an effluent outside of discharge limits, the problem becomes critical.
Water Quality Solutions pioneer chemical, biological and mechanical solutions for algae. Control methods include algaecides, industrial aeration, ultrasonic transmitters, biological treatments, dyes, UV, Ozone and floating wetlands. Our consultants develop a treatment program to suit your individual conditions and budget and long-term goals.
Lagoon & Tank Aeration
Aerobic lagoons can reliably remove BOD and significantly reduce ammonia in less space and with less potential for odours compared to other types of lagoons. Aeration systems used in wastewater lagoons supply dissolved oxygen to aerobic microorganisms so they can degrade organic waste materials into carbon dioxide, water and cell biomass.
When it comes to aerating wastewater lagoons there are two critical aspects – adding dissolved oxygen and then mixing it throughout the lagoon. There’s not much point using an aerator that adds large volumes of dissolved oxygen if it only stays in one section and doesn’t give the bacteria enough contact time with the oxygen or organic waste. A wastewater lagoon aerator should not only aerate but also mix oxygen, bacteria and organic waste so the entire lagoon can be effectively used. You can also improve performance of an aerobic wastewater lagoon by combining aeration with some of our specialised biological wastewater treatments that boost the biological activity within the lagoon allowing BOD, odour and ammonia to be processed rapidly.
Water Quality Solutions have a wide variety of lagoon aeration systems and work with some of the world’s best aeration engineers and manufacturers to ensure our wastewater lagoon aeration systems are customised to suit your individual needs.
Regardless of a tank being used for simply holding water or for wastewater processing, aeration can provide valuable water quality improvements. Water holding tanks can be aerated to reduce odour, digest organic waste that builds up over time and improve water quality for upstream filtration or treatment systems.
Wastewater tanks can be aerated to improve biological degradation of organic waste material. Tank aeration can speed up BOD reduction processes, reduce ammonia and control odour. This process can be sped up by the adding some or our specialised biological water treatments.
Water Quality Solutions work with a variety of aeration systems suitable for tank aeration and can help customise a system for your specific application.
Strict effluent requirements, capacity expansion and improving under performing equipment are common challenges that face wastewater operators today.
In this niche industry, working with a lake management consultant will save time, money and effort. When managing a waterbody, one needs to think about both the situation at hand and the effects this decision making will have in the years ahead. Poor advice or bad actions can be expensive and damaging to your aquatic environment.
Water Quality Solutions will discuss your goals, look at site specific circumstances, give thought, raise issues and awareness and provide a range of recommendations to assist you in your choice of action. If you want to implement any of our recommendations, we can provide professional installation or maintenance services in any location.
The Water Quality Solutions crew consistently develops their skills via attending conferences and undertaking project work with some of the best lake management companies. When hiring us you get the benefit of years of academic training and access to our network of experts.
A selection of some of our best-selling products for Wastewater lagoons and ponds.
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Our wastewater system was foaming due to a presence of nasty bacteria. The knowledgeable and friendly Kim advised that we
try combining the Aquafix Foam Buster and Quik-Zyme L. Within a week the products arrived and the results were just as fast.
They were safe to handle and worked amazingly.
Matthew Parker, Manufacturing Manager, Tasmanian Alkaloids
My Trout Have Grown Into Super Trout
After the tragedy that was Black Saturday, I knew I needed a dam that could fight fire as well as being a healthy home for my
Trout. Kim and Scott were great at recommending the best surface aeration for me and today my trout have grown into Super
Mark Struding, Owner, Recycled Timber Specialists
They Have Helped Us Become The Leader In Water Feature Design
Over the past eight years, Water Quality Solutions has helped our team on many an occasion through the provision of advice
and training on the various aspects of water quality, water treatment, and the equipment required for the same. They have
helped us become the leader in water feature design/construction in Australia. We will continue to work with Water Quality
Solutions on all future projects which require a more detailed understanding of the marine eco system and the various factors
affecting its behaviour.
Brad Ferguson, Living Water Designs – Gold Coast
An Invaluable Point Of Call For Any In The Industry
I have relied on Scott to solve any problems that I have thrown at him, however complex for the last eight years. Since moving to
Cairns, he has helped me learn about lakes and dams, which are prominent in our resorts, restaurants, golf courses and wildlife
parks. An invaluable point of call for any in the industry.
Bev Speed, Nuleaf - Water Guys – Melbourne
Solutions That Work!
Our water bodies were attacked by Filamentous algae! We were prescribed the Vertex Twin Air Stations and compressor as well
as an Algaecide and Biostim FB. We have not had a single algae problem since the diffuser’s were installed. Where we use the
Biostim in smaller ponds that can’t have an aerator installed we have noticed a huge reduction in algae. Water Quality Solutions
has always been able to provide solutions that work and Kim is always happy to help.
Andy Hart, Horticultural Curator - Department of Environment, Water and Natural Resources, Adelaide
Water Quality Solutions Are My First Port Of Call
Having battled algae for years in my 2.5 megalitre dam, in mid-2015 I purchased a tiny, 1/3hp Vertex compressor and twin
diffuser. The unit has run trouble-free 24/7 ever since, significantly curbed the appearance of summer algae and greatly reduced
our chemical usage. As a result, Water Quality Solutions are my first port of call!
Steve Wicks, Currumbin Valley, QLD
Thank You Water Quality Solutions
My easily assembled windmill provides aeration to my small dam and a large improvement in water quality using no cost wind
power. Building the windmill was easy using items from the local hardware store, the windmill kit and clear instructions from
Kim. The kids can now swim in the dam and we have an icon that the neighbours all comment on. Thank you Water Quality
Darren McCubin, NSW
Got The Job Done Right
Visiting ducks and our pet geese were continuously fouling the dam. Water Quality Solutions recommended a number of
systems to improve the water quality. We are very happy with our final choice of the OWS Dam 2 Aeration System. This combined
with the Biostim Pellets and Biostim Liquid are cleaning up the dirty dam and ‘everything they said would happen has
happened’. If you want to get the job done and get it done right, don't hesitate to contact these guys.
Greg Lewis, Canterbury Victoria
Our Lake Is In Tip Top Shape
We have been utilising the team at Water Quality Solutions to manage our ornamental lake to keep it in tip-top shape. Whether
over the phone or onsite for installations, water quality testing or just making the water sparkle, we would definitely recommend
Scott and the team to manage your body of water.
David, Churchills Bed & Breakfast – Daylesford VIC