Active Biomass


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Active Biomass

The part of a living system—e.g., culture plate or ecosystem—that is actively growing or reproducing.
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Project Description : This project replaces six (6) manually operated gates at the Wastewater Treatment Plant that are used to divert wastewater into different units of the biological treatment process and two (2) mixers that are used to combine the active biomass with incoming waste and keep the mixture from settling out.
Although Maine has had an active biomass market since the 1980s, harvesting biomass still represents a new product to many logging contractors in the region, and they may have to make significant investments and changes in their operations to engage in this market.
The problem was how to increase the amount of active biomass without undertaking new construction.