The What, How and Why?
What is Hycura?
Hycura is an enhanced biocatalyst product for improved breakdown and digestion of built-up sludge in wastewater systems. Hycura blends use a patented Syntrophic Oxidation Bacteria consortium. Hycura’s consortium contains over 70 different strains of bacteria that tackle multiple pollutants and environments. Hycura not only use a SOB consortium, but also have proprietary Microbial Enhancement Technology formulations containing a broad range of bacteria, enzymes specific to proteins, lipids, carbohydrates and cellulose, supported by buffers and neutralizers all working together to achieve successful treatment in wastewater management.
Hycura is more resistant to aggressive environments, toxic shocks and can digest difficult to degrade polysaccharides found in secondary sludge.
Over 67 years of proven success
Digests Fat, Oil, & Grease Build up
Tested and Proven Technology
New & Improved Formulas
Digests & Liquefies Biosolids
Decreases Environmental Impacts
Restores Systems Capacity
Improves Effluent Quality
How does Hycura work?
Hycura focuses on biological processes enhancement, or bioaugmentation. Whenany of the Hycura products are applied to organic wastewater it increases the biological activity. The improved active components speed up the natural biological processes that compromise the main reactions that take place in wastewater treatment systems. With the improved reactions the contaminants found in wastewater are broken down faster.
Hycura is a non-toxic, all natural product that focuses only on the increased digestion and removal of contaminants. Hycura safeguards infrastructure, leaving it unharmed, helping the system to return to its normal operating capacity. Hycura does not require the wastewater treatment process to stop and allows for the removal of organics from all
parts and sections of the system. Hycura is applied simply with pre-measured amounts in water soluble bags, directly to the wastewater system where biological build up is found. Typically applications are made to collection lines, lift stations, bioreactors and lagoons.
Why biological process enhancement?
The use of Hycura complements the natural biological processes found in wastewater systems. Within each zone anaerobic, facultative, and aerobic, Hycura’s targeted components increase the biological reactions thereby increasing the system performance. From hydrolysis to methanogenesis, to bio-oxidation, each biological process enhancement increases the systems ability to utilize each process including the important nitrogen and phosphorus cycles.
Why use Hycura?
Hycura is uniquely suited to handle difficult challenges faced by the majority of wastewater systems. It provides a more effective, environmentally safe and economical method compared to contemporary methods for treatment and disposal of biosolids. It reduces organic residues “in-situ” rather than transporting and disposing of sludge to landfills or agriculture lands. It’s process enhancement helps systems meet the Federal and Provincial regulations and virtually eliminates pathogens and foul odors.
It is an easy to use technology that effectively improves treatment to reach system objectives.