Why BICI T-Bac 54 Is So Effective In Ammonia Reduction through Bioaugmentation:
T-Bac 54 is a Cutting Edge all natural formulation of pure strain, first generation microbes that are FDA (GRAS - Generally Regarded As Safe) listed coupled with highly potent, purified enzymes that are environmentally safe and easy to use, and has an all natural Yucca spp. plant extract incorporated into it's proprietary formula. Because T-Bac 54 contains only natural occurring, non-pathogenic, indigenous microorganisms, it is not regulated by FIFRA or the Federal Insecticides, Fungicides, and Rodenticides Act. As such, it does not require EPA registration.
T-Bac 54 Waste Digester formulation contains a concentrated product with a 5 billion CFU (Colony Forming Unit) of bacteria per gram. Bacteria reproduce by a process called binary fission and one bacterial cell in T-Bac 54 will multiply via binary fission to nearly 17 million new bacteria in only a matter of 8 hours. T-Bac 54 has a patented process of microencapsulation that coats the concentrated bacteria species with a beta glucan gum. The microencapsulation process serves as a barrier against moisture to maintain viability under storage enabling the formulation to have a minimum shelf life of 2 years.
T-Bac 54 undergoes a two-step freeze drying process, where 95% of the moisture is removed, ensuring high survivability of the bacterial species which are now ready for incorporation into the final inoculant formulation. All T-Bac 54 batches are tested to be Salmonella free and are non-pathogenic.
T-Bac 54 contains 4 major enzymes which enhance biodegradation performance and productivity. T-Bac 54 enzymes are highly concentrated and are purified in formulation and are NOT by product enzyme formulations. This amounts to the most optimum enzymes available in the market today.
Enzymes are essentially organic catalysts which are defined as substances that will speed up or alter the rate of biochemical reactions without the catalyst (enzyme) being altered or used up in the process. This means that since the enzyme isn't actually used in the digestion process, small amounts of purified enzymes will go a long way. Enzyme action is specifically targeted for various substrates. The key components of enzymes in T-Bac 54 are starch-digesting amylases, protein-digesting proteases, cellulose-digesting cellulases and fat-digesting lipases.
Bacteria require a Carbon to Nitrogen to Phosphorus ratio (C:N:P) of 100:5:1 for adequate growth in wastewater. C:N:P are the three most important nutrients required for bacterial, fungal and algal bloom growth. C:N:P comprise the most common nutrients in wastewater and organic sludge.
Applications of T-Bac 54 cultures to wastewater, organic sludges, and ammonia (Nitrogen) laden systems provides a large population of indigenous, active bacteria specific for the waste substrate that needs to be remediated. Therefore, bioaugmentation with the T-Bac 54 formula provides sufficient numbers of the right bacteria and enzymes to complete the biodegradation process in wastewater with organic sludges and nitrogenous compounds. The only by products produced after the assimilation of nitrogenous waste and sludge from wastewater by the T-Bac 54 is Carbon Dioxide (C02) and Water (H20).
T-Bac 54 effectively removes nitrogenous compounds from wastewater as excessive amounts of ammonia and nitrite/nitrate levels are detrimental to water quality and compliance issues. The conventional method approach to removing nitrogen from wastewater starts with oxidation of ammonia to nitrite/nitrate (nitrification) and ends with reduction of nitrite and nitrate to nitrogen gas (denitrification).
Nitrogen exists in wastewater in four different forms:
The conventional biological nitrification, a two step process, begins with ammonia being converted to nitrite by Nitrosomonas bacteria, followed by nitrite being oxidized to nitrate by Nitrobacter bacteria. These bacterial species are typical examples for the nitrification process. They are autotrophic in nature and use carbon dioxide as their cell carbon source.
The bacteria used in the BICI Chemical's products are heterotrophic and utilize organic carbon as their source for food and energy. First, the organic matter is oxidized by bacterial cells to obtain energy. Simultaneously, organic carbon is assimilated into the new cells using the energy produced with ammonia as a preferred nitrogen source. This results in an increased carbon uptake and consequently, an increased nutrient uptake, so their ammonia uptake as a nitrogen source (nutrient for growth) is higher than that for naturally occurring microbial population in the wastewater treatment system. T-Bac 54 species are capable of utilizing nitrite and nitrate for respiration (denitrification) as well as for growth as nitrogen sources.
Most noxious odors emanating from wastewater systems are caused by hydrogen sulfide (rotten egg smell), sulfur, and ammonia. T-Bac 54 contains superior first generation species of bacteria and purified enzymes that have been carefully selected for the ability to out compete other bacteria which produce hydrogen sulfide and sulfur thereby eliminating odors caused by these bacterial species. T-Bac 54 accelerates the nitrogen cycle, enhancing the rate at which ammonia is converted into nitrite. Ammonia is a principle cause of malodors when wastewater systems begin to go septic and/or decrease in microbial performance of ammonia removal. By insuring high populations of T-Bac 54 bacteria and enzymes waste water treatment systems, we can alleviate most common odor problems, especially odors emanating from ammonia accumulation in the system.
Contact BICI today to discuss the dynamic and competitive opportunities T-Bac 54 and its other products can offer in reducing and eliminating nutrient loading, sludge buildup and odor control within your waste streams. BICI offers technical support and application rates with T-Bac 54 and all of their products for wastewater applications and biotreatment.
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