Sucrosolutions for water
Carbon supplement for wastewater treatment
Our sucrosolutions™ products provide natural, safe and simple carbon dosing supplements for wastewater treatment needs, particularly denitrification where readily biodegradable carbon is insufficient. Made from sugarcane, our 100% natural products use liquid sucrose that we manufacture locally and distribute nationally.
Our standard product, D.Nitro™, is suitable for the majority of wastewater treatment plants (WWTPs).
For plants requiring low turbidity, D.Nitro UV™ is a very low colour variant. Designed for optimal operation of UV treatment of wastewater discharge, it provides customers with the assurance they need to meet colour requirements.
Removal of nitrogen and phosphorus from wastewater is generally essential for compliance with stringent water quality criteria prior to recycling or return to the environment. As sewage will often have insufficient bio-available carbon to drive the biological removal of both phosphorus and nitrogen, the addition of a carbon supplement to the bioreactors is necessary. Extra carbon has been shown to be especially beneficial for denitrification, a common process stage in most wastewater treatment plants in Australia. Sugar is a natural, safe and simple way to reduce nitrogen in wastewater treatment.
Your plant may require extra carbon for water treatment if it has one or more of the following:
- High nitrogen levels in discharges (these limits are regulated by the EPA and/or local and state authorities in Australia).
- Influent with low levels of naturally occurring RBCOD (this may be impacted by weather conditions or the composition of influent from residential and industrial wastewater).
- Competing demand for biodegradable carbon from Bio-P/Bio-N, and power generation from methane production is likely greater than that available in domestic sewage.
- Reduced biomass activity due to carbon shortage.
Sucrose for water treatment is a competitive carbon dosing alternative. Our flexible pricing options include supply on an ‘as needs’ basis, as well as fixed price contracts from three months to two years.
Please contact us for further information on supply options and pricing.
Using Sucrose for Biological Sulphate Reduction
This study compares sucrose, ethanol and methanol as carbon and energy sources for biological sulphate reduction. (Download)
Assessment of Substrate Removal Characteristics
This study assess substrate removal characteristics according to acclimatisation periods by OUR and NUR tests. The substrates considered were by-products of sugar refining, the fine chemical industry and methanol. (Download)
Kinetic Considerations of Denitrification with Carbon Addition
This study looks into the kinetics involved in denitrification using an external carbon source. Methanol is primarily studied, although the efficacy of alternate substrates like sucrose, ethanol and acetate are also considered. (Download)
Give Your Denitrification Bugs a Sugar High
This paper looks into an alternative substrate to methanol for tertiary denitrification. High fructose corn syrup was identified as the most cost effective alternative, which is also much safer to handle. (Download)
Denitrification Study Sucrose vs Ethanol
This paper embarks on a benchmarking exercise to determine the effectiveness of sucrose as a carbon supplement for denitrification in comparison to that of ethanol. (Download)
Articles of interest
How Much Is A Clean Blackstone Worth – The Cost of Clean. Healthy rivers and inland waterways. An article from the USA. (View)
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