Formula 60 - Bacteria supplement for WWTP lagoons

Wastewater treatment plant lagoons present several challenges. Decomposing organic matter can cause strong, foul odors. Also, as sludge accumulates at the bottom of lagoons over time, effective volume and treatment efficiency are reduced. Contributing factors to these problems include hydraulic overloading, organic overloading, and nutrient imbalance.

Formula 60 contains specific strains of bacteria that can enhance the natural biological processes occurring in WWTP lagoons. The microbes in Formula 60 thrive in the prevailing conditions of WWTP lagoons such as temperature, pH levels, oxygen availability, and the types and concentrations of pollutants present.

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Formula 60 Features

  • Industrial strength dry bacteria formulation

  • Biodegradable

  • A specially formulated bioaugmentation product designed to enhance the treatment efficiency of wastewater treatment lagoons

  • Contains special micronutrients and stimulants to ensure rapid establishment into the existing biomass

  • Packaged in convenient, ready-to-use 1/2-lb water-soluble bags

  • Lives and reproduces in an environment containing no “free” or dissolved oxygen

  • Environmentally friendly

  • Available in 25-lb pail (Product# 148796)

Formula 60 Benefits

  • Reduces sludge buildup

  • Improves effluent quality

  • Reduces high ammonia levels

  • Reduces high effluent BOD/COD/TSS

  • Reduces volatile organic compounds

  • Reduces odors

  • Degrades many types of wastes including surfactant, solvent and polymer residues, starch, cellulose, FOG and petroleum hydrocarbons

  • Improves grease and scum control, improves settling, fast startups, odor reduction, improves treatment in cold weather

Using Formula 60

Dosing Schedule:
Flow Rate Initial Dosage Maintenance
Up to 1,000 GPD ½ lb. per day for 3 days ½ lb. per week
Up to 5,000 GPD ½ lb. per day for 3 days 1 lb. per week
Up to 20,000 GPD 5 lbs.* 1 ½ lb. per week
Up to 50,000 GPD 8 lbs.* 2 lb. per week
Up to 250,000 GPD 15 lbs.* ¼lb. per day
Up to 500,00 GPD 25 lbs.* ½lb. per day
Up to 1 MGD 50 lbs.* 1 lb. per day
Up to 5 MGD 50 lbs. per MGD* 1 lb. per MGD per day
Up to 12 MGD 50 lbs. per MGD* ¾ lb. per MGD per day
Up to 100 MGDD 30 lbs. per MGD* ½ lb. per MGD per day
* Spread this initial dosage out over the course of 10 days.

* * Add as regularly as possible. If it is required to miss one day, add that day’s product with the next dosage.

Dosage rate will vary with flow rates, retention times and system variations.

Do not add to the treatment system at a location where toxic or otherwise adverse pH, dissolved oxygen or temperature conditions may exist at peak levels.

For optimal results the wastewater and treatment system should meet the following conditions:
Optimum Minimum
Influent pH 7.0 5.0
Dissolved oxygen, ppm 2.0+ 1.0+
C/N/P ratio 100/10/1 100/5/1
Temperature 30°C (86°F) 10°C (50°F)
Toxic metals, ppm
(E.g., hex., chromium)
0 0

Storage and Handling:

Storage: Store in a cool, dry place.

Handling: Wash hands thoroughly with warm, soapy water after handling.

See label and SDS for safety information.


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