Micro-O's at Work
MICRO-ORGANISMS AT WORK
can be extremely efficient workhorses in many applications. One of
the most common applications is the biological treatment of
wastewater. Here, good bacteria help clean both domestic and
industrial wastewater. Microbes digest and convert the waste to
carbon dioxide, water and salts, which, in time will once again
enter the ecological circle of nature.
Microorganisms are used in a wide array of applications. Here are a
Odors are perceived when odor molecules interact with
olfactory receptors in the nose. To cause odor, compounds must be
volatile to travel to the nose, and must possess chemistry that
stimulates olfactory receptors. Historically, odor control has
involved the application of perfumes or odor maskants that actually
increase odor by adding another less objectionable odor to overpower
the malodor. Chemicals such as formaldehyde may be used to deaden
the odor response. In both cases, the odor compounds and any toxic
effect that they may have are not eliminated.
Microbial action breaks down or degrades compounds such as spilled
food, sweat, and urine that are often the cause of malodors. These
organics are converted to benign cellular components plus odorless
carbon dioxide and water. Removal of the organics prevents the
return of malodor.
Many chemical products clean floor surfaces but do
not provide the residual cleaning effects of microbes. The
microorganisms in GeoKleenís products digest grease and other
organic material that have accumulated in and on the floors. With
continued use, over time the floors will become truly deep cleaned.
Microbial technology is ideal for cleaning carpets.
When food or urine is spilled on carpets, these organics seep into
the carpets fibers, backing, and padding and into the pores of
wooden sub-flooring or concrete under carpet. Standard cleaning
agents may be effective at cleaning the surface fibers, but they are
not able to remove residual organics that cause stains and odors to
reappear. GeoKleenís microorganisms follow organics deep into the
pores and microniches, where they destroy the organics to leave
carpets clean and odor free.
GeoKleenís specialized formulations cling to hard
surfaces, allowing microbes to penetrate the surface pores and
degrade trapped organic material. They can be used for cleaning
floors, urinals, walls and fixtures in bathrooms.
Concrete and Driveways:
Specialized bioformulations are designed to
remove motor oil, grease, heavy grime, and organic food stains from
concrete walkways, garage floors and driveways, manufacturing and
food processing plant floors, and outside eating areas. Our
biological products are environmentally friendly and safer to use
than standard chemical cleaners designed for these applications.
Microbial based products are perfect for maintaining
grease traps. Grease traps are designed to separate grease and oil
from a wastewater stream, and to reduce the build - up of their
components in collection systems, in addition to preventing
excessive loading on downstream treatment facilities. A grease
trapís effectiveness in collecting grease varies with size and
design relative to loading. Bioaugmentation takes advantage of the
ability of the grease trap to support biological activity. By
providing organisms that are specifically designed to degrade grease
and oil, bioaugmentation can optimize this degradation process.
Microorganisms recognize the organics present in the environment and
respond by producing the specific enzyme required to degrade those
The breakdown of grease is a complicated metabolic pathway in which
each step requires a specific enzyme. As the specific enzyme breaks
down each component, the microorganism takes these components into
their cells and digests them, ultimately turning the grease into
carbon dioxide and water.
Beverage Tower Drain Lines:
Beverage Tower Drain Lines contain an
abundance of carbohydrates (sugars). When the sugar in the drain
lines begins to degrade and break down, the formation of cellulosic
polymers (referred to as sugar snakes) occur. When left untreated,
sugar deposits can accumulate to restrict, and eventually, block the
flow of liquid through the drain lines.
Once a beverage tower drain line becomes blocked or restricted, it
has the potential to harbor and accelerate foul odors, which will
eventually result in line replacement or costly plumbing services.
Microbes produce the specific enzymes needed to breakdown the
sugars, which allows the degradation of residual organics into
carbon dioxide and water, thus eliminating the blocked drain lines
and foul odors.
Microorganisms are ideally suited to degrade
contaminants because they process the ability to make enzymes that
breakdown organics and allow them to use contaminants as food.
Biological wastewater treatment systems rely on microbes to degrade
organic matter under controlled conditions. In addition,
bioaugmentation enhances the ability of indigenous biomass to
Microbes are similarly used for the clean up and remediation of
soil, asphalt, concrete, wood, metal, and equipment that has come in
contact with oil, gasoline, and grease.
The purpose of septic tanks are to collect and treat household
wastes, such as body waste, discarded food scraps run through
garbage disposals, and soapy water from laundry and bathing. The
septic system allows the solids to settle to the bottom of the tank
and the liquid to drain to a leech field.
Microorganisms that are added to the indigenous population assist
and accelerate the degradation of difficult to degrade organic
compounds. These microorganisms added are designed to produce the
specific enzymes needed to assist in the breakdown of a wide range
of organic substrates. By ensuring that your septic tank contains a
healthy population of microorganisms, you will help reduce the
accumulation of solids at the bottom of the tank and reduce or
eliminate odors that arise from improperly cared for systems.