Case Study | FOG & Odor Control  

in Collection Systems

Foul odors in collection systems are commonly caused by either Hydrogen Sulfide (H2S) or Fats, Oils, and Greases (FOG). Click on the links below to learn more about how to control odors in a natural and economical way.

Case study

White Paper: “Microbial Odor Control in Sewage Transport and Treatment”

This white paper explains the sources of odor causing agents in sewage collection systems and how the natural process of bioaugmentation can reduce odors in wastewater collection systems and treatment plants.

White Paper: “FOG Biodegradation”

This white paper explains the science behind bioaugmentation, and how this natural process can break down FOG to prevent odors, clogging and maintenance issues in collection systems.

Before Treatment with MicroCat-BioPOP

After 1 month of MicroCat-BioPOP treatment

Case study H2S control in force main sewer network – ANL

This three-year case study evaluates the effectiveness of using microbial products for Hydrogen Sulfide control and compares the cost with a nitrate chemical program. The study showed that H2S was reduced to less than 10ppm 95% of the time. The cost of the program was 41% less than the nitrate chemical program, which saved them over € 21.000 per year. The program also had additional benefits downstream at the WWTP including reduced oxygen demand (BOD), improved solids settling (lower sludge volume index), and reduced odor.

Case study Municipal Sewer network maintenance – BioPOP

This case study describes the effectiveness of using microbial products for controlling FOG buildup in overloaded municipal sewer networks. This particular local authority needed to quarterly clean sections of their sewer network. Using MicroCat-BioPOP’s in their network saved them over € 30.000,- on their maintenance costs.