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Designed to respond to the rising use of disinfectants, especially quaternary amines and bleach from food companies and institutions that must sterilize facilities. Their need to kill harmful bacteria is pushed down into the wastewater system. For many operators this has led to an increase in toxins coming down the drain with negative impacts on good bacteria inside wastewater systems.

CounterQuat was specifically developed to mitigate against increased toxicity, especially quaternary amines. It protects wastewater bacteria by strengthening bacterial cell structure to resist the biological “kill” mechanism of quats and other toxins. This means an operator will be able to better maintain, and if necessary, rebuild their wastewater bacteria population.

This is an industry leading technology, that moves the science of responding to toxicity and system upsets forward in a positive direction.

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Bacteria have a natural shield against toxins, a Polyprotein Matrix. CounterQuat strengthens this natural shield to improve bacteria survival when toxins are introduced into a system.

One of the key indicators of toxins, like Quats, wastewater systems are the signs of bacteria dying, including floc separation and cloudiness (an increase in TSS). These developments almost always include a loss of nitrification. CounterQuat is easy for an operator to use. It’s a liquid that directly supports the strength and vitality of bacteria in the system.

When toxins are acute in a system, their impact can be enormous and immediate. Even long-term low levels of toxins can have a large impact, especially in cold water or other adverse conditions.


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