The Neutralizer delivers numerous key advantages over traditional Class A and Class B biosolids management technologies. The benefits of the Neutralizer system include:
- Reduced capital costs: Neutralizer requires substantially less upfront capital to implement compared to other Class A biosolids management options. The Neutralizer system reduces infrastructure complexity by eliminating the need for digestion and sludge holding facilities.
- Reduced operating costs: The Neutralizer solution uses chemistry rather than energy-intensive biological or thermal processes to achieve Class A/EQ standards. The end result is a reduction in energy costs, polymer costs, and sludge disposition costs.
- Reduced energy requirements: By eliminating the need for digestion and other energy-intensive systems, Neutralizer installations typically experience substantial energy savings, often reducing energy consumption by 90% or greater. Energy savings translate to a reduction in the wastewater treatment plant’s carbon footprint.
- Elimination of odors issues: Neutralizer effectively eliminates odor issues beginning with onsite treatment and continuing through transportation and end product disposition. Neutralizer chemical treatment eliminates odorous compounds by oxidizing sulfides, sulfates, and mercaptans.
- Improved product quality: Eliminating digestion produces a more consistent end product and enhances nutrient retention in the biosolids. The Neutralizer also enhances dewatering, resulting in a high quality, higher % solids Class A/EQ product. Eliminating odors from the biosolids increases the appeal of the product and increases disposition options.
- Enhanced regulatory compliance: Neutralizer simply and consistently meets U.S. EPA regulatory requirements for beneficial reuse of Class A/EQ biosolids in accordance with Title 40 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Part 503. Meeting Class A/EQ standards substantially expands the number of potential disposition options and creates the potential for producing a marketable, valuable end product that can be registered as a commercial fertilizer.