BioKix-Plus© Dairy Lagoon Waste Treatment Bacillus has added micronutrients and biostimulants to its powerful 6 strain standard product BioKix Dairy Lagoon Waste Treatment Bacillus.
Methane Reduction Through Bioaugmentation
BioKix has submitted a grant request to determine if bioaugmentation using BioKix-Plus© Dairy Lagoon Waste Treatment Bacillus will reduce methane as a viable alternative to capital and labor intensive investments. Success with this bioaugmentation trial will allow both large and small dairies to implement a simple and inexpensive methodology to achieve methane reduction and simultaneously benefit from odor reduction and full decomposition of solids.
Dairy manure lagoons are inherently anaerobic (lack oxygen). The bacteria in raw manure needs oxygen to decompose manure waste and whatever degradation occurs will occur under septic conditions which convert hydrogen and sulfur to form hydrogen sulfide and transform carbon into methane. The right strains of bacillus packaged with micro-nutrients do not need oxygen to decompose waste quickly and they feast on organics like sulfur and carbon. The initial and long term cost of methane reduction bioaugmentation using BioKix-Plus© Dairy Lagoon Waste Treatment Bacillus to a dairy would be between 10 cents and 40 cents per lactating cow per month.
Lagoons are inherently anaerobic (lack oxygen). Raw bacteria stops decomposing in the absence of oxygen. The lagoon doesn’t decompose solids if left on its own and degradation must occur under septic conditions which are slow, odorous, and yield incomplete conversions of waste. Some of the untreated lagoon biological processes convert hydrogen and sulfur to form hydrogen sulfide and transform carbon into methane. Other carbon will be converted to organic acids that create low pH conditions in the basin and make the water more difficult to treat and promote odor formation.
Animal waste will only partially decompose on its own. What does not decompose either floats and forms a solid crust or sinks to the bottom and stops decomposing. Partially decomposed waste will also stick to the sides of lagoons. Deep accumulations of sludge on the lagoon floors and sides require frequent removal by tractors or the lagoon will become too small to hold the amount of waste coming in. Those removed solids have to be stored elsewhere on the far