The proprietary Lystek process involves a combination of heat, alkali, and high shear mixing to achieve effective lysis (breakdown) of the biological material in the biosolids. The resultant liquified material provides a valuable fertilizer product (LysteGro) with applications in agriculture, sod farming, horticulture and more. It can also be used for optimizing (LysteMize) the operation of a wastewater treatment plant.
Recycling of Lystek processed biosolids to anaerobic digesters enhances biogas/methane production by 25% or more and reduced biosolids generation requiring offsite disposal by 30% or more. The processed biosolids product is a readily available nutrient feedstock that improves organic utilization by the microbial population during the anaerobic digestion process.