Agricultural wastewater usually is generated by raising animal livestock. Livestock is defined as ‘animals kept or raised for use or pleasure’. While livestock usually brings to mind horses, cattle, pigs, chickens and turkeys, it could also refer to many other animal types. Each operation presents its own set of unique waste challenges for both the owner and the environment.
While fecal material from livestock cultivation seldom makes its way into wastewater treatment plants, the final destination is the same, the environment. Even though the more common problems associated with animal waste have to do with waste handling and odor, reducing the strength in terms of environmental impact is also very important.
ENVIRONOC 301 inoculation has proven very effective in reducing wastewater thickness while at the same time helping to reduce odor. It also optimizes reduction of COD, BOD and TSS of the waste materials. Using these beneficial microorganisms for treating agricultural wastewater can greatly enhance the overall efficiencies of the operation and have a favorable environmental impact. Diluted Environoc 301 can also be used as spray around livestock housing and holding areas for significant odor control and reduction in insects attracted to the smell of livestock waste. Examples of recent projects include managing cattle waste, chicken house waste, and hog raising operations (pit treatment). Contact us to learn more.