Pro-Act Microbial receives patent
March 10, 2008 by Pro-Act Microbial
A key component of Pro-Act Microbial’s biotech waste treatment system, the surface air diffuser, has been granted a U.S. patent.
A key component of Pro-Act Microbial’s biotech waste treatment system, the surface air diffuser, has been granted a U.S. patent. The newly patented diffuser adds oxygen to create a limited aerobic environment on the surface of a waste lagoon. This aeration supplies the required oxygen to the aerobic micro-organisms to convert volatile fatty acids to odorless carbon dioxide and water, while leaving most of the waste lagoon anaerobic so anaerobic waste treatment can proceed undisturbed.
A healthy waste lagoon or wastewater storage tank will naturally stratify in layers, with the bottom layer remaining anaerobic (without oxygen). According to Pro-Act Microbial, the company’s surface air diffuser is the only one on the market that can retain the stratified layers. By doing so, the system allows the anaerobic microbial waste treatment to proceed while adding an odor cap to minimize odors commonly associated with anaerobic treatment.
Pro-Act Microbial provides waste treatment systems for concentrated animal feeding operations (CAFOs) and other high strength wastewater.