Patent Number: 7,132,050

Title: Apparatus for in-situ microbial seeding

Abstract: A method and apparatus is provided for the continuous microbial remediation of organic wastes in sewers and other waste-laden environments utilizing in-situ microbial seeding. A bio-reactor containing inoculated carrier media is suspended within a sewer wet-well or other similar environment, and is at least partially immersed in the waste-laden fluid to be treated. Air and nutrients are continuously supplied to the bio-reactor via conduit from a remote, easily accessible location. Beneficial microbial populations are permitted to thrive and spread throughout the waste-laden environment, mineralizing organic wastes and eventually becoming dominant within the subject environment.

Inventors: Davis; Tommy Mack (Spartanburg, SC), McEntire; Cecil Allen (Spartanburg, SC), Ayers; John Randolph (Spartanburg, SC), Metosh-Dickey; Caroline Ann (Baton Rouge, LA)

Assignee: TMD, L.L.C.

International Classification: C02F 3/00 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 2019-11-07 0:00:00