Formula 88H - Bacteria supplement for high temperature wastewater

High wastewater temperatures can disrupt the balance of microorganisms by either accelerating or inhibiting microbial activity, affecting the efficiency of the treatment process. Elevated temperatures can lead to foul-smelling compounds being released because of the proliferation of odor-producing bacteria in wastewater.

Formula 88H can speed up the biodegradation process in high-temperature wastewater. It contains thermophilic bacteria capable of reducing biodegradable wastes including surfactants, solvents, cellulose, FOG, and petroleum hydrocarbons in water temperatures as high as 125ºF.

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Formula 88H Features

  • Industrial strength dry bacteria formulation

  • Biodegradable

  • 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# 147895)

Formula 88H Benefits

  • Optimizes your system when high temperatures are a challenge by increasing the growth and activity of the microbial population

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

  • Reduces hydrogen sulfide

  • Enhances BOD/COD/TSS removal

  • Contains thermophilic bacteria that generate enzymes and metabolizes organics up to 125°F

Using Formula 88H

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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