What is Bacterial Accleration?

“Bacterial Acceleration” is defined as increasing the total number of bacteria in a system over the system naturally. That is to say that a product when added to the wastewater system increases the total bacterial count over what is seen with nothing added to the system. Micro-Solve® works as a bacterial accelerant. When Micro-Solve® is added to wastewater, the bacteria grow much faster and multiply quicker than in a natural system. Since all bacteria must eat “food” to survive, these additional bacteria accelerate the organic substance in the system. In other words, these bacteria require a carbon source for survival. This carbon source (food), can be any organic substance in the wastewater, therefore, since Biochemical Oxygen Demand, Chemical Oxygen Demand and Oil and Grease are organic in nature. Micro-Solve® can help lower the concentrations of the parameters in the effluent.

Micro-Solve® was tested by the Drinking Water Research Center at Florida International University in Miami. The tests show that not only does Micro-Solve®  accelerate the bacterial growth at use concentrations but also, does not accelerate the harmful bacterial found in waste systems, such as Escherichia Coli (E. Coli), the bacteria associated with the intestinal commensal of warm blooded animals.  This says that all of the “good” carbon eating bacteria are accelerated but the “bad” bacteria. E. Coli is not.
Micro-Solve® actually appears to inhibit E. Coli in the test solutions.

So what does all of this mean in layman stems? Micro-Solve® causes the bacteria to grow rapidly then the bacteria destroy human food particles, oils, and greases. This reduces the concentrations of such parameters as Biochemical Oxygen Demand, Chemical Oxygen Demand, Total Suspended Solids, Oil, and Grease.

The bottom line is that with the use of Micro-Solve® as a maintenance additive, you will lower costs by pumping grease traps less, by not having to send maintenance out to unclog collection lines, and by lowering surcharges from the local treatment plant.