About MicroSolve®
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.

What is MicroSolve®?

After more than twenty years of research and development Micro-Solve has been developed as the optimum solubilizer - demulsifier organic mix that will assist facultative bacteria in activated sludge treatment systems.



Micro-Solve® is formulated to be used in wastewater applications where there is a problem of grease buildup, high BOD, high TSS, high organic nitrogen compounds such as ammonia and nitrates, high organic loadings or a combination of all the above.

Clients who are currently using Micro-Solve® are reporting reductions in grease, hydrogen sulfide, ammoniacal nitrogen, and BOD. It has been proven by treating with Micro-Solve® dramatically reduces the time that collection system staff have to unplug collection lines due to grease.

Restaurants save money in reducing the frequency of grease trap pumpage. The use of Micro-Solve® being dosed in the grease trap on a weekly basis is an easy maintenance task.

Micro-Solve® is 100% biodegradable, has little effluent toxicity and releases no hazardous organic compounds into the effluent.

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.

Benefits of Using MicroSolve®
  • Contains no Enzymes or Bacteria
  • 100% Biodegradable
  • USDA authorized for sewage and / or drain lines.
  • Harmless to digestive bacteria when used as directed.
  • Eliminates the solidification and caking of greases and fats for improved efficiency.
  • Completely compatible with aerobic activated sludge treatment of wastewater.
  • Improves BOD removals.
  • Increase solids settleability.
  • Controls malodors.
  • Decreases ammonia levels.
  • Accelerates digestion of solids.
  • Enables quicker recovery from upsets due to shock loadings.
  • Increases denitrification efficiency.
  • Lowers the suspend of solids into effluent.
  • Decreases oxygen demand.