How Does Micro-Solve® Work?

Micro-Solve® is a uniquely formulated blend of ingredients designed specifically to accelerate bacterial growth, and solve many of the problems associated with the handling and treatment of problems that arise when food waste, vegetable fat, animal fat, and petroleum wastes are whether intentionally or inadvertently dumped into wastewater systems.

Micro-Solve® is a positive approach to control fat and grease build up in grease traps, lift stations, wet wells, and collection systems. In all living systems, all waste products are ultimately broken down by bacterial action. In order for the bacteria to work effectively, they must first survive in their environment. Secondly, these bacteria must be present in sufficient numbers to efficiently digest the “food” present. The “food” we are discussing are carbohydrates (both simple and complex), fatty acids, triglycerides and in some instances aliphatic hydrocarbons. Finally, the food must be in a form that is easily assimilated by the bacteria. Logically, the best way to digest this “food” is to use the bacteria already present in the waste stream. These bacteria have already shown an ability to survive in their own natural habitat.

In order to digest the tough grease components of a waste stream, Micro-Solve® utilizes dual action. First, in conditions the grease to make it readily available as “food” for the bacteria, and secondly, Micro-Solve® accelerates the growth of both aerobic and anaerobic bacteria that is present. This dual action leads to quicker biodegradation of the “food” present in the waste stream. With the addition of Micro-Solve®  to wastewater systems, the biological pathways are no longer inhibited due to the hardened grease cakes and to lack of facultative micro-organisms and as a result, the biological activity, growth, and metabolism are substantially increased. Tremendous benefits in wastewater systems can be achieved including considerable increases in treatment efficiencies leading to substantial savings on operating costs.