Microbial Insights has been a leader in the industry, offering cutting edge technologies for the testing and analysis of industrial & municipal wastewater. Our molecular biological tools (MBTs) provide more accurate quantification of key microorganisms like nitrifiers and comprehensive characterization of microbial communities to identify problematic microorganisms, giving you the crucial information needed to make informed operating decisions.

ISSUE: Industrial and municipal wastewater treatment depends upon having the “right” microorganisms present at sufficient concentrations for optimal operation.  Conversely, problematic organisms can lead to foaming, bulking, poor settling and other issues.

IMPACT: Influent characteristics, surges, shocks, and operating conditions will impact the microbial community, concentrations of desired and problematic microorganisms, and ultimately plant operation and performance.

THREATS: Exceeding discharge limits + Plant upsets.

PATH TO RESOLUTION: Microbial Insights’ DNA based methods can cost-effectively answer microbiological questions which cannot be answered with microscopy or other traditional methods.

Industrial & municipal wastewater

THE MI ADVANTAGE

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Explore Our Molecular Biological Tools (MBTs) and Site Logic Services

Nitrogen: Quantify microorganisms or functional genes responsible for processes in the nitrogen cycle including nitrification, denitrification, and anaerobic ammonia oxidation (Anammox), including Ammonia Oxidizing Bacteria (AOB, AMO), Nitrite Oxidizing Bacteria (NOB, NOR), Ammonia Oxidizing Archaea (AOA), Denitrifying Bacteria (DNF), Archaeal Nitrate Reducers (ADNF), and Anaerobic Ammonia Oxidizing Bacteria (AMX).

Phosphorus: Determine if potential polyphosphate-accumulating organisms (PAOs) and competing glycogen-accumulating organisms (GAOs) are present.  NGS results provide relative abundances of detected genera as % of total reads.

Filamentous Organisms & Sludge Bulking: Determine if common sludge bulking bacteria such as Microthrix, Sphaerotilus and Thiothrix are present.

Anaerobic Digestion: Quantify concentrations of methanogens (MGN) responsible for methane (biogas) generation and the last step in anaerobic digestion. Or use Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) to examine the overall bacterial and archaeal communities present in an anaerobic digester.

EASY STEPS TO ADDRESS YOUR INDUSTRIAL & MUNICIPAL WASTEWATER NEEDS

1) Call us at 865.573.8188 or email at info@microbe.com
2) A friendly member of our team will advise you on the right tools for the job
3) Order and receive your supplies
4) Perform sampling according to our clear and easy protocols
5) Fill out the chain of custody form
6) Send to the nearest Microbial Insights location
7) Receive your unbiased report with actionable data and insight

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