For the past fifteen years, BiO2 has conducted research and data analysis in conjunction with Colorado State University, private industry and municipalities to demonstrate the concept of using single cell micro algae and low horsepower laminar mixing to provide the necessary oxygen to reduce the influent BOD and TSS in the wastewater influent. By introducing a patented assemblage of microscopic, multi-species, single cell, oxygen producing algae into the primary cell of a lagoon system, a uniform, oxygen rich environment, approximately 18 inches to 24 inches deep, can be created.
Past experience with municipal installations has revealed that two common issues can be problematic to lagoons:
Recognizing these common and problematic issues, BiO2 began researching a technology that would act as a final polishing and redundant process to assure clean discharge effluent that is not affected by ice/cold water and illegal pollutants. This research led to the implementation of electrocoagulation (EC) as a final polishing process to further reduce BOD, CBOD, COD, TSS, Ammonia, Phosphorus, metals, and pharmaceuticals as well as provide final effluent disinfection prior to discharge. In addition electrocoagulation provides the opportunity to treat a system upset caused by the introduction of an illegal pollutant.