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CBP 131

Biological treatment of hydrocarbons

Lyveo: biological treatment of hydrocarbons

Liquid suspension containing microorganisms which treats organic materials from industrial water and degrade hydrocarbons and other refractory organic compounds.


  • Reduction of organic sludge

  • Accelerating the degradation of organic matter (BOD)

  • Reducing the causes foul odors

  • Accelerated degradation of hydrocarbons and easily biodegradable organic compounds, such as pharmaceuticals

  • Biodegradation of phenols, mineral oils, mono and polynuclear aromatic compounds and halogenated compounds

  • Rapid establishment of the purifying biomass after shocks in sewage wastewater stations

  • Maintenance of purifying biomass during temporary stops of the treatment stations

  • Contribution to respect discharge standards

Product features:

Without enzyme or surfactant.
Specific microorganisms of class 1 non-genetically modified (EFB) according to EU directive 2000/54 / EC (harmless microorganisms to humans).
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We recommend the use of the activator Activ-CBP 131 to increase the effectiveness of treatment.

An efficient and complete hydrocarbons biodegradation requires microorganisms working in synergy. Several bacterial strains degrading hydrocarbon do not form bacteria flocs in the secondary clarifiers. A continual loss in the effluent of several essential strains to treatment is one of the reasons for the malfunctioning of certain facilities, such in petrochemicals.


A pre selected bacterial complex requires a certain incubation period to develop internal enzymes necessary for the breakdown of targeted hydrocarbons. It is therefore essential, especially in the case of stations with a residence time of less than 48 hours, the microorganisms have to be maintained in exponential growth phase (see "bacterial metabolism").


Hydrocarbons are only a carbon source for the microorganisms; nitrogen, phosphorus and several micronutrients are also necessary for the biodegradation of hydrocarbons. A sufficient concentration of oxygen and/or the presence of another electron receiver and a pH 6.0-8.5 are also required (see "physicochemical conditions"). Finally, an adequate homogenization is important to minimize fluctuations (hydraulic, toxic and/or mass).

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