Microbial Solutions For Wastewater Treatment

Complex regulations and increasing costs demand solutions that address your wastewater treatment challenges with higher efficiency.

We can help!

Our wastewater treatment technologies are straight out of Nature’s Laboratory and a proven alternative for the effective treatment of wastewater. Our wastewater treatment solutions target a wide range of industries and municipal bodies and are custom designed to effectively and substantially degrade organic waste. With Organica and a little help from nature, you can reduce sludge volume, operational costs, curb foul odour and significantly lower COD and BOD levels in the water.

Organica is well known for its wide range for nature friendly products which include Cleanmaxx®. It is an effective biological wastewater treatment solution.


Robust microbial formulation for effective aerobic wastewater treatment

Robust microbial formulation for effective anaerobic wastewater treatment

Unique microbial technology for maximum Fat, Grease and Oil bio degradation

Concentrated nutrients for cost effective & efficient nutrient management in your wastewater treatment plant

Robust microbial formulation for maximum efficiency of sewage treatment plant

BioSure enables you to assess the biodegradability of your effluent


My aerobic wastewater system is not working efficiently, which microbial culture can help me out with these?

First of all, we would like you to get in touch with one of our experts. Also why don’t you check Cleanmaxx® -Aerobic microbial culture. It is one of the most effective biological wastewater treatment solution for aerobic systems. It contains specialised heterogenous concentrated consortium of uniquely functional bacteria with a high proliferative capacity and tenacity that can withstand and treat any hostile effluent water. To know more about this,Click here 

How can I increase biogas production and treatment efficiency in my Anaerobic system?

Anaerobic wastewater systems are tough to stabilize. They are very sensitive and require presence of diverse microbes to complete, Hydrolysis, Acidogenesis, Acetogenesis & Methanogenesis process. Cleanmaxx® ANB provides a highly diverse facultative anaerobes which strengthen and stabilize an anaerobic wastewater system. It maximizes reduction the COD – BOD parameters while simultaneously enhancing biogas production capacity & minimizing sludge volume.To know more about this, Click here 

I require Nutrients for my biological system, how can Organica Biotech help me?

In any Biological system it is important to maintain C:N:P ratio in order to reach good treatment efficiency. We would suggest you to go with MICROBSTER. It is a 100% natural eco-friendly nutrient additive that is a blend of nitrogen, phosphorus, micronutrients as well as biostimulants that are crucial to biomass development. Our experts at Organica will guide you throughout the dosing process. To know more about this, Click here 

I have excessive build-up of fats, oils, and grease in oil and grease traps which results in the emission of foul odour, what should I do?

We at Organica Biotech have specifically developed Cleanmaxx FOG for degrading excessive build-ups of Fats, Oil & Grease. Microbes present in Cleanmaxx® FOG are selectively cultivated and are highly target-specific. These microbes get activated when mixed in water. Upon activation they Completely degrade organic waste ensuring that the emission of foul odour is curbed.  Click here for more details.

My STP cannot handle tough urban waters with high Organic load and diverse pollutants, how does Cleanmaxx STP helps in treating such water?

Cleanmaxx® STP mode of action essentially comprises of two major steps. The initial step involves the breakdown of complex compounds into simple polymers. These polymers are further degraded to form carbon dioxide and water. A major portion of all man-made and natural contaminants present in municipal wastewater can be effectively degraded by Cleanmaxx® STP. It consists of specialized strains of bacteria that survive and perform under shock loads. Click here for more details.

I want to understand the current health of my Biological system, what should I do?

Our Biocheck study helps in analysing the current health and status of the biological system at your wastewater treatment plant. To know more about thus Click here 

Do all microbes perform in a biological wastewater treatment with equal efficiency?

Microbes show greater biological diversity than any other life form on the planet. Depending on the environment, food and genetics of the microbe, their capacity to degrade and treat different kinds of waste varies. In a biological wastewater treatment plant, the greatest deciding factor for microbial treatment performance is the type of effluent as well as the type of treatment. Therefore, not all microbes can perform in a  biological wastewater treatment with equal efficiency.

With our repertoire of diverse products to suit every plant’s need, all you need to do is get in touch with our team to find the right product for you plant. Remember, the key to efficient secondary treatment of wastewater in your plant lies in choosing the right microbial partner.

Which is the most efficient technology for secondary treatment of wastewater?

There are various established technologies for wastewater treatment like activated sludge system (ASP), Moving bed biofilm reactor (MBBR), Membrane bioreactor (MBR), Sequencing batch reactors (SBR), Rotating biological contactor (RBC),    aerated lagoons, aerobic granular sludge technology, Upflow anaerobic sludge blanket (UASB), anaerobic lagoons, Anoxic reactor, anamox etc. But the selection for secondary treatment of wastewater system is based on the type of industrial effluent, parameters to be treated, space availability etc. Irrespective of the type of treatment process you choose, ultimately the efficiency of the wastewater treatment depends on the efficiency of the microbes inhabiting the secondary treatment unit.

Can I reduce ammonia by secondary treatment of wastewater?

Presence of ammonia in a wastewater treatment plant can lead to toxicity. The concentration of ammonia can be reduced by secondary treatment of wastewater with microbial action where the ammonia is first oxidized to nitrites and nitrates, this process is known as nitrification. Further, nitrates are reduced to nitrogen gas which is released into the atmosphere, this process is known as denitrification. Denitrification is especially crucial since the release of nitrates into the environment can cause eutrophication or algal bloom.

How do I achieve efficient COD reduction when the effluent in my wastewater treatment plant contains high TDS (Total Dissolved Solids)?

In general, high amounts of total dissolved solids, restrict the growth of microbes due to the osmotic stress TDS creates on the microbe. The microorganisms present in Cleanmaxx are specially selected for their ability to sustain high TDS effluents and still provide efficient COD reduction in a wastewater treatment plant.

What is the difference between aerobic and anaerobic treatment of wastewater?

The main difference between aerobic and anaerobic treatment of wastewater is that an aerobic wastewater treatment process utilizes microbes that require oxygen to respire and degrade organic matter present. In anaerobic wastewater treatment, the degradation of organic matter occurs in the absence of oxygen using anaerobic microbes.

For secondary treatment of wastewater, what mode is better suited, aerobic or anaerobic treatment of wastewater?

The aerobic process is less energy efficient but provides effective secondary treatment of wastewater with lesser retention time and space requirement. While anaerobic treatment is energy efficient but treatment of wastewater requires high retention time with huge space requirement. Anaerobic treatment is usually chosen when the organic load is excessively high or the wastewater contains xenobiotic (tough to degrade biologically) compounds. Many industries deploy both, the aerobic and anaerobic treatment process.

Is the presence of filamentous bacteria in my biological wastewater treatment plant a cause of worry?

In a biological wastewater treatment plant, filamentous bacteria form the backbone of floc formation that leads to a healthy sludge. So presence of filamentous bacteria in small amounts is desirable. But high density of filamentous bacteria could indicate that the food to microbe ratio, pH, dissolved oxygen may not be optimal in your wastewater treatment plant. Investigating the root cause is important as continued presence of high amount of filamentous bacteria causes heavy foaming and other issues which could badly affect your treatment efficiency.

How do I analyse the toxicity of the effluent in my wastewater treatment plant?

The presence of higher life forms such as ciliates, flagellates, rotifers etc. in a biological wastewater treatment plant indicates that the effluent is non-toxic or has very low level of toxicity. The absence of higher life forms and microbes indicates that the effluent in your wastewater treatment plant is toxic and needs to undergo an additional treatment.

Can I reduce toxicity of my effluent using biological wastewater treatment?

Yes, in a biological wastewater treatment plant, microbial action can break down high molecular weight toxic compounds into smaller molecules to use it as a food source, thereby reducing the toxicity of the effluent. But this must be tested at a pilot scale, while deploying bioremediation products of your choice. You can do this by using our BioSure  services. Get in touch with us to know more.

How do I decide the volume and rate of sludge wasting in my wastewater treatment plant?

The sludge recirculation of a wastewater treatment plant is usually decided on the basis of MLSS & MLVSS present in your system and settling characteristics of your sludge.

How can I understand the efficiency of my biological wastewater treatment plant without the use of microscope?

Studying various microbes and analyzing the total microbial count of a sample from your secondary wastewater treatment unit can give you an in-depth view to the health of your biological wastewater treatment plant. But in absence of a microscope or a testing facility, physical characteristics such as odour, colour, turbidity, foam etc of effluent can indicate health of wastewater treatment plant. Estimation of the sludge volume index is an important way to understand the condition of your wastewater treatment plant. Here, we understand the sludge development in an aeration tank and the settling ability of the sludge, both of which are positive indicators of the biological health of your effluent.

What is the ideal DO level for a wastewater treatment plant?

In a wastewater treatment plant usually D.O level between 1 to 2 mg/L is maintained. Low DO levels can hamper microbial growth and thus reduce the treatment efficiency of your treatment plant.

What is the reason for rise in DO level during secondary treatment of wastewater?

During the secondary treatment of wastewater the most common reasons for increase in D.O are reduction is MLSS, high organic loading rate or introduction of wastewater from a toxic stream. Drops in respiration rate due to lowered metabolic activity of microbes in the secondary wastewater treatment unit could result in sudden increase in dissolved oxygen.

How can I replicate the process of biological wastewater treatment at pilot scale?

It is very difficult to replicate the actual biological process on a lab scale or a pilot scale, but with our specially designed  Biosure method, we can test the efficacy of our robust wastewater bioremediation products with effluent from your plant. This method will provide you a very realistic scenario and a solution.

Will the addition of microorganisms to primary tank increase the efficiency of secondary treatment of wastewater?

In a primary treatment tank, the effluent is subjected to chemical treatment, where conditions may not be conducive for microbial growth like that of biological treatment plant. High amounts of alum, polyelectrolytes or other chemical settling agents are harmful to microbes along with fluctuating pH. So normally it is not advisable to add microorganisms in a primary tank.

Does the presence of heavy metals in effluent affect my secondary treatment of wastewater?

Heavy metals have been known to be toxic for microorganisms and can hinder their growth. The microbes present in Cleanmaxx can sustain in presence of heavy metals. High concentration of heavy metals in wastewater treatment plant can inhibit the growth of microbes, in this case chemical scrubbing and other methods must be employed before the effluent undergoes biological treatment .

Can both organic and inorganic components of wastewater can be treated in a biological wastewater treatment plant?

Technically only organic matter in a wastewater can be treated in a biological wastewater treatment system, as microorganisms can use only organic compound as their food source, but  some inorganic compounds can also be consumed by the microbes provided you have the right microbial strain in your biological units.