What's In Your Wastewater?

Below are the five main characteristics that make up wastewater.

  • Biological Oxygen Demand (BOD)
  • Chemical Oxygen Demand (COD)
  • Total Suspended Solids (TSS)
  • Total Kjeldah Nitrogen (TKN & TN)
  • Fats, Oils & Grease (FOG)

There may be additional characteristics to consider, which will depend on your unique wastestream. To learn more about the characteristics in wastewater click below:


BOD Compliance

High concentrations of BOD in wastewater can lead to regulatory issues. By implementing a system to effectively reduce the BOD in the wastewater stream your company will have the ability to remain in compliance and reduce risk. This will save your company regulatory costs. By implementing a system to address our customer's BOD issues, we have helped our customers increase and optimize their output. Please check out our BOD removal system study or our other case studies. 


COD Compliance

Effluent with high concentrations of COD can lead to compliance issues. Our wastewater systems can significantly reduce the Chemical Oxygen Demand in your wastewater. We have saved our customers surcharges and headaches by reducing their COD wastewater. 

Our client was out of compliance and the levels of COD concentrations in their influent were increasing. By implementing our bioFAS™ MBBR system, we not only exceeded compliance standards but we helped them increase their production as well.

“Your people were instrumental in getting the WWT part of our business at this plant back to profitability. The true definition of a PARTNERSHIP. We simply can't Thank you and your staff enough for the great support” 


Treatment Solutions


  1. Aerobic Treatment (oxygen rich environment)
  2. Anaerobic treatment (without oxygen)


The two recommended aerobic treatment and reuse technologies include Membrane Bioreactor (MBR) Systems and Moving Bed Biofilm Reactor (MBBR) Systems.

MBR SYSTEMS provide solutions for those companies who would like

  • High quality effluent discharge
  • Assistance with compliance & regulatory issues
  • Water reuse applications
  • BOD Removal
  • Nitrification of Ammonia
  • Solids Removal 

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MBBR SYSTEMS provide solutions for those companies who would like

  • Ideal for pretreatment of organics in wastewater
  • BOD Removal
  • Nitrification
  • Denitrification

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