By nature of the fermentation processes that occur in the winery, wastewater sources lack nitrogen at sufficient levels to promote active bacterial growth and reproduction. Phosphorus is generally present in sufficient quantities, and augmentation is rarely necessary. Without supplemental nitrogen, however, bacterial populations will not be strong enough to handle the variable conditions of BOD and flow. This will lead to incomplete BOD removal and a wastewater that is unsuitable for land applications.
The nutrient chemistries Heritage Systems administers are custom applications, specific to both your treatment process and the deficiency that requires remedy. Along with this, we supply you with engineered solutions for tanks, containment, pumps, piping, controllers and sensors. This equipment is owned and operated by us so there is no capital expenditure to impact your budget!
Bacteria have been around since the beginning of time, it only makes sense that they will find a way around dying.