Research on BIOLOGIC®
National Research Council Canada/Biotechnology Research Institute (1992)
Research was carried out on secondary sludge digestion, treatment of food processing wastewater with waste activated sludge under anaerobic conditions and aerobic treatment of organic waste streams. The research found that the technology significantly increased the rate of hydrolysis and significantly reduced the net amount of waste solids requiring dewatering and disposal. The research also demonstrated an initial increase in volatile fatty acid production of up to 75% and a corresponding increase in methane production in the anaerobic phase of up to 60%. Regarding aerobic treatment, the research showed that the technology resulted in 30% less oxygen demand for an equivalent BOD load and improved treatment performance in the range of 35%
Luminulta conducted experiments to test the impact of the technology on its ability to stimulated health aerobic biomass using influent and sludge from a municipal wastewater treatment plant. The results showed significantly increased metabolic activity under both aerated and anoxic conditions compared to the control. The results also showed the technology resulted in reduced biological stress and pin-floc formation in low DO conditions.
Swedish Biogas International (2013)
Swedish Biogas International demonstrated that the addition of SciCorp BIOLOGIC® to an anaerobic continuously stirred tank reactor resulted in removal rates of volatile fatty acids (VFAs) that were 3-9 times greater than the control where no product was added.