The findings in this case study were performed through 3rd party verification. CBX ProOxidizer works by oxidizing sludge on-site without taking lagoons offline or using mechanical removal processes. Sludge removal is guaranteed!

On March 25th 2010 Dave Axton with Water Resources Management Inc. and Calvert City Personnel profiled Cells 1 & 2 of the Calvert City wastewater treatment plant to determine the amount of sludge blanket removed by using CBX ProOxidizer. The following are graphs and discussion of their findings.

Cell # 1
Sampling of Cell # 1 revealed a 29.8% sludge reduction over the last 16 months of using CBX ProOxidizer (assuming product was first applied in November of 2008).

Cell # 2, (Secondary Treatment Cell)

The Secondary Cell or Cell # 2 experienced a 50% overall sludge blanket volume reduction. This is equivalent to 667,723 gallons of sludge.

When considering the combined sludge reduction of both lagoons, Calvert City has saved over $140,000 in sludge removal costs so far. CBX ProOxidizer is working. Even greater amounts of sludge reduction will continue as these applications continue. The sludge blanket will continue to oxidize away until only a small fraction of the sludge remains.

CBX ProOxidizer product is a unique biochemical that affects cell wall permiability and cellular metabolism for faster rates of biooxidation and endogenous respiration. Accelerated rates of endogenous respiration leads to sludge mass and volume reduction of about two (2) inches of sludge per month in most lagoon systems. For example with an average sludge blanket thickness of 5.289 feet, biologically removing 75% of the sludge would take about 2 years.

Sludge removal using CBX is about 1/10th of the cost of mechanically removing the sludge and lagoons can remain on line. With CBX ProOxidizer there are no disposal costs, no odors, no permits, no land application, land filling, and no trucking offsite. Sludge is oxidized on site while the lagoon remains online. Take that $1,296,000 lagoon sludge removal project and cut that cost by 90%... by doing a little more than you're doing right now.