Wastewater | Industrial

QM Environmental International offers a wide range of solutions for optimizing biological wastewater treatment processes and odor control under the name MicroCat® bioaugmentation products, MicroCat®-SBP dosing technology and Dry Vapour Unit odour control technology.

MicroCat® products are microbial formulations which are applied to start-up, restore or enhance biological degradation processes. MicroCat products are mixtures of safe, natural ingredients. These include microorganisms (bacteria and fungi), enzymes, wetting agents, nutrients, adsorbents and buffers. MicroCat products are available in dry powder, liquid and solid form.

By augmenting existing microbial populations, MicroCat products naturally enhance the biodegradation of wastewater from refineries, pulp mills, chemical plants, steel mills and textile plants. When properly applied as recommended by QM Environmental International’s team of seasoned professionals, MicroCat bioaugmentation formulas can result in more stable and efficient wastewater treatment plant operation and better overall effluent quality for their difficult-to-treat wastewaters.

Operational problems in the biological section of the wastewater treatment plants in these industrial sectors can be solved and prevented from returning by using MicroCat formulations. 

MicroCat products for industrial applications have been formulated to:


  • Biodegrade and reduce hydrocarbons
  • Reduce waste sludge mass
  • Restore micronutrient balance
  • Control filamentous growth
  • Degrade cellulose, lignins and other pulping and paper-making byproducts
  • Cut hydrogen sulfide levels
  • Absorb/degrade oil spill residue
  • And much more

MicroCat formulations are used in the following industrial sectors:


  • Food industry
  • Heavy process industry
  • Pharmaceutical industry
  • Pulp & Paper
  • Textile
  • Oil Refinery / Petro-Chemical industry

MicroCat®-SBP – Bioaugmentation Made Easy!

Bacterial immobilization for your biological wastewater treatment

The SBP capsules are equipped with micro-membranes that work like an MBR (Membrane Bioreactor). The membranes keep the MicroCat® bacteria in the capsule, separated from the waste water.

Waste water and contaminants pass through the membranes so that the bacteria in the capsule are fed and can break down the contaminants.

Download the MicroCat®-SBP brochure for more information.


The Dry Vapour Unit is an innovative odor neutralizing system which can be used to deodorize both indoor and outdoor areas experiencing nauseating odors and control off site odor emission.
For industrial wastewater treatment plants the Dry Vapour Unit is capable to handle:

  • Odors inside sludge dewatering buildings
  • Odors from sludge storage tanks
  • Perimeter odor control
  • Nearly any atmospheric odor problem faced by wastewater treatment professionals

More than a product

At QM Environmental International, we’re focused on producing results, not just selling product. We aim to solve the root problem behind waste processing problems, not simply treat symptoms. Thus, we only deploy MicroCat formulations and Dry Vapour Unit for heavy process industry after treatment plant analysis and investigation by our team of seasoned professionals.

Click here to download our system evaluation form which will constitute the first step in our investigation process.

As a result, MicroCat bioaugmentation and Dry Vapour Unit enables industrial facilities to achieve:

  • Consistent, more stable operations
  • Reduced maintenance costs and environmental liability
  • Better effluent quality

Whether applied as part of a routine maintenance plan or in an emergency, MicroCat microbial formulations and Dry Vapour Unit can help your food, refinery, pulp mill, chemical plant, steel mill or textile plant achieve stable, sustainable peak operation.

Click here to read more on how our products helped solve nitrification problems in industrial wastewater treatment plants.

Click here to find out more about how our MicroCat-HX product can be used to quickly resume industrial wastewater treatment after an accident.

Click here to read more on how our products helped solve filamentous problems in industrial wastewater treatment plants.

Or contact QM Environmental International to find out what MicroCat® and Dry Vapour Unit can do for you.