Wastewater Solutions

Wastewater Lagoon Management

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 Reduction

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.

Odour Control

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!

Ammonia Control

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

Algae Control

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.

Our client’s dam before treatment
Our client’s dam after treatment

Lagoon & Tank Aeration

Lagoon 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.

Triplepoint Aeration is the world leader in wastewater aeration and one of our trusted partners

Tank Aeration

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.

Submersible aeration

Consultations

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.

Popular products

A selection of some of our best-selling products for Wastewater lagoons and ponds.
Call us to receive a quote or if you have any questions.

 

Industrial Aeration

Aeration is paramount for any aquatic ecosystem, but it is rare that a type of water body comes along where oxygenation is more important than it is in wastewater treatment.

 

Triplepoint Lagoon Aeration

Triplepoint are pioneers of the wastewater aeration field and we are proud to be partnered with them to bring their cutting edge technologies to the Australian market.

One of things we are most excited about is bringing you the first MARS Aeration System on Australian shore.

This revolutionary unit can greatly improve the aeration and water quality of your lagoon so be sure to give us a call on 1300 283 387 if you want to be the first processing facility in Australia with this amazing technology.

 

Air-O-Lator Enterprise

This premium Air-O-Lator aspirator adds oxygen to your water horizontally which makes it perfect for wastewater applications and other instances where you don’t necessarily want to be mixing about your water layers. The Enterprise works by sucking air into a high volume propeller pump, mixing the air and water then dispersing the oxygen rich water over a large area.

 

 

Solar Air-O-Lator Enterprise

Complete with all of the above mentioned benefits, the Solar Enterprise does its bit for the environment as well sa your lagoon as it’s powered by the sun.

 

 

 

Air-O-Lator Aquarian Commercial

Specially designed for wastewater treatment, the Aquarian Commercial is a floating surface aerator that specialises in aerating and mixing even the largest wastewater lagoon.

 

 

 

Solar Air-O-Lator Aquarian Commercial

Fresh out of testing, the Solar Aquarian Commercial provides a good alternative to the standard model if spare power is hard for you to come by.

 

 

 

Wastewater Treatments

The right combination and amount of treatments in a wastewater system can be the difference between an efficient, healthy cycle and a dirty, smelly mess. That’s why we stock a range of wastewater treatments and have in-house specialists who can help you specify what’s best for your system if you’re unsure.

 

Ammonia Assimilator

Ammonia Assimilators is packed full of biostimulants and hetrotrophic cultures  which can assist with the effective lowering of ammonia levels in wastewater treatment lagoons and plants.

 

 

Bug Juice Sludge Control

Bug Juice biologically degrades all the sludge and other nasties that are too hard for your beneficial bacteria to munch on.

 

 

 

Bug-On-A-Rope

Bug on a Rope degrades fats, oils and grease (FOG), lowers biological oxygen demand (BOD) and reduces sulphides in lift stations and sewer lines.

 

 

 

Cupricide

Cupricide Algicide is registered for effective use against both green water and filamentous algae.

 

 

 

Dazzel Eco Plus

This super concentrated product is an essential oil complex derived from plant leaves and herbs.  DazzeL Eco Plus works by binding itself to odour causing compounds and utilizing their energy to leave clean, fresh scent floating on your water body.

Please note that Dazzel Eco Plus is a 20 x concentrate and should be diluted prior to use.

 

Foam Buster

Foam Buster is a liquid blend of micronutrients that improves settling, controls filaments and reduces foaming in wastewater. It also helps improve the degradation of emulsions, surfactants and petroleum hydrocarbon-based products.

 

 

Kupramine

Kupramine Algicide and Aquatic Weed Control Agent is a registered algaecide that is also effective against some soft leaved weeds. It is fish safe when applied correctly and registered for use with both green water and filamentous algae, however it is not recommended that this product be used in water bodies where desired plant species could be affected by dosing.

 

 

PondZilla

PondZilla helps break down rotting organic material and produces a better effluent.

 

 

 

Qwik Zyme L

Qwik-Zyme L is the perfect grease degrader for wastewater treatment lagoons and plants. Effective against many strains of fatty acid as well as  fish oil, animals fats and other FOG  causing compounds, this product will break its targets down to a medium suitable for consumption by your beneficial bacteria.

 

 

Qwik Zyme P

Specially designed for the dairy industry, Qwik-Zyme P fixes your wastewater issue by catalyzing and breaking down milk solids. This in turn improves settling and lowers sludge production when used at the beginning of your processing cycle.

This product can also reduce foaming and COD while also controlling odour and aiding in the removal of phosphorous from your water.

 

VitaStim Nitrifier

VitaStim Nitrifiers  is a treatment comprised of autotrophic nitrifying bacteria. When
added to a wastewater treatment facility, these bacteria will assist with processing by
consuming nutrients and decomposing organic matter.