Biological solutions for municipal and industrial wastewater treatment

With tightening regulations, increasing operating costs, and limited access to capital, municipal and industrial wastewater plants are looking for innovative solutions to improve treatment efficiency and lower costs.

Wastewater solutions

Novozymes’ biological wastewater treatment products for bioaugmentation can be used to:

  • Lower effluent COD (chemical oxygen demand)
  • Remove specific pollutants such as phenols, hydrocarbons, and ammonia
  • Improve system efficiency by shortening start-up times for new plants
  • Simplify operations under harsh environmental conditions like cold temperatures
  • Control unwanted odors
  • Enhance biogas production

Specific products for different industries

Novozymes has developed a range of general biological wastewater treatment products as well as a number of specifically designed products to match the challenges in municipal wastewater treatment, the food & beverages industry, the pulp & paper industry, and refining & petrochemical chemical industry.

Wastewater solutions

Biological wastewater treatment is the cost effective and environmentally friendly alternative

Biotechnology offers many advantages over traditional technology platforms like chemicals, equipment, or other consumables. Biotechnology in secondary wastewater treatment systems has been used for years due to its effectiveness in degrading organics. By using bioaugmentation, wastewater treatment plants can enhance biomass—the core of the treatment process—and make it work better. While other technologies like chemicals or consumables (carbon) can increase effluent quality, those technologies are often expensive and hard to handle. Bioaugmentation offers effective treatment without the capital investment associated with plant expansion and equipment solutions.



Novozymes' technical wastewater experts work with customers to evaluate specific application requirements. After thoroughly evaluating the operating conditions and diagnosing the microbial population using advanced analytical techniques, recommendations are made for the optimal solution. Contact us to discuss your specific situation.