Get ready for winter: BioCord™ reduces ammonia year round—even in cold weather
Worried about your lagoon system’s ammonia levels as the mercury drops? There’s still time to retrofit your lagoon system with BioCord™ and boost treatment performance and capacity.
Winter is around the corner and every budget-conscious plant operator needs to keep an eye on ammonia-removal processes, which slow down in cold weather and often mean additional operational costs.
Year round ammonia levels of less than 1mg/L can be maintained with BioCord™ Reactors—all for a fraction of the cost of new plant infrastructure. Best of all, it’s easy and quick to install, often taking less than a day.
“BioCord™ Reactors are an affordable way to meet compliance standards and ensure the cold weather doesn’t diminish a lagoon system’s nitrification and denitrification processes,” says Kevin Bossy, CEO of Bishop Water Technologies.
- Quick and affordable boosted treatment performance and capacity
- Simple retrofit installation
- Extended operating life of lagoon
- Virtually maintenance-free
Improves treatment performance and capacity
How does it work? BioCord™’s densely looped polymer fibres, which are hung on modular frames, boost the biomass surface area of growth for aerobic and anaerobic microorganisms that remove ammonia in a lagoon.
BioCord™’s open-frame design allows superior treatment in cold weather because it ensures good circulation and avoids air diffuser clogging due to sludge build-up. The biofilm of microbacteria that accumulates is also better insulated.
BioCord™ also improves the removal of phosphorous, biological oxygen demand (BOD), chemical oxygen demand (COD) and total suspended solids (TSS), too.
Typically, microbial growth is seen within 48 hours, and consistent results are seen as early as one week, indicated by a drop in BOD. Daily declines in ammonia and COD, among other pollutants, appear within three weeks.
The efficient BioCord™ denitrification process also allows plant operators to reduce the denitrification rate and eliminate having to dose the system with a carbon source and alkali, potentially saving hundreds of thousands of dollars per year.
Upgrade your lagoon system and save money
BioCord™ Reactors offer a proven, affordable solution for budget-conscious small communities to upgrade their existing lagoon system within a tight budget and meet treatment standards throughout the year.
“We have lots of expertise in helping small communities find affordable treatment solutions without building new plant infrastructure,” says Bossy. “BioCord™ is a proven, simple technology for any plant operator wanting to ensure ammonia removal year-round.”
Learn more about how quick and easy it is to install BioCord™ and reduce your wastewater treatment costs.
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