The Neutralizer solution is BCR’s patented Class A/EQ (Exceptional Quality) onsite biosolids treatment system. Neutralizer has become the most installed Class A/EQ biosolids management solution in the State of Florida because it is simple, safe, environmentally responsible, and cost effective for wastewater treatment plants of almost any size.
Neutralizer treats Waste Activated Sludge (WAS) in a batch process to produce nutrient rich Class A/EQ fertilizer in accordance with U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regulations. The process eliminates the need for complex wastewater treatment infrastructure and requires only hours to achieve results that often take weeks with traditional Class A technologies. The fertilizer is pH adjustable and free from foul odors. By eliminating odors, air quality at the wastewater treatment plant, the surrounding community, and the residuals application site is improved.
The Neutralizer process is fully accepted by the U.S. EPA and the state level by numerous Departments of Environmental Protection to meet all the requirements for Title 40 CFR Part 503 for a Class A/EQ biosolids product. Neutralizer processed residuals have been registered as a commercial fertilizer with the Florida Department of Agriculture. Class A/EQ regulatory compliance is maintained through real-time monitoring of process parameters outlined in the Neutralizer equivalent PFRP, and through periodic sampling and analysis.
As with all of BCR’s solutions, the Neutralizer is simple and safe. Chemicals used in the process are common in the food processing industry. Process automation makes running the system as easy as pushing a button, ensuring the process produces consistent, reliable results. BCR’s real-time SCADA system provides improved operational efficiencies and compliance with monitoring capabilities.
Neutralizer allows existing digesters to be taken offline or eliminated from the design of a new plant, saving operational and construction dollars. The entire Neutralizer process uses approximately 5% of the energy expended by a single digester, making it cost effective and reducing the carbon footprint of the plant. These improved operational efficiencies save both financial and natural resources.