The Levapor Story

LEVAPOR carriers have been developed in the chemical industry for the bio treatment of effluents containing problematic (persistent, inhibitory) pollutants.  Due to the additional generated sludge, the addition of powdered activated carbon, as normally recommended, was not practicable.  Efficiency of the current carrier materials, made of plastics or polymeric foam could not meet the requirements, thus a search for alternatives led to the idea of combining the positive attributes of adsorbent pigments and elastic, porous foams.  A series of experiments pursued to create an optimized,variable, tailor made product.  Long term pilot tests were carried out under industrial conditions and confirmed the advantages of “carrier supported bio treatment practices”.  The production and marketing of these products at the time however was not congruous to the strategy of the company involved, as a result the inventors (BIOCONSULTING) decided to take on the rights themselves and began to deliver this product to the marketplace under the name “LEVAPOR”.

Partnering with Sewage Treatment Solutions in Canada became a natural fit due to the similar understanding of the technology and the effect it would have for the waste water industry.  The application of this technology of course requires more than merely the delivery or marketing in order to be successful.  The combined experience of more than 30 years; developing, refining and application of the LEVAPOR product is critical to achieving substantive tailored results for individual customers and remains an integral company philosophy.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

And indeed there has been stellar results from a variety of customers;

  • delivered 150 m³ in April 2007 for the immobilization of the biomass in the aerobic reactor of the wastewater treatment plant of a chemical,  company in China,
  • the biological elimination of substituted alkyl phenols, poly-condensed aromatics and anilines from contaminated groundwater of a former tar factory,
  • installed in over 6,000 residential septic systems to aid in the growth of bacteria to break down effluent