What is the difference between aerobic bacteria and anaerobic bacteria?
Aerobic bacteria uses oxygen to thrive while anaerobic bacteria cannot survive in an environment saturated with oxygen.
What role do the bacteria have in eliminating odors?
Anaerobic decomposition (without oxygen) is a main cause of noxious odors. Anaerobes cause odors by producing Hydrogen Sulfide (H2S), a colorless gas that smells like rotten eggs. Aerobic bacteria do not cause these odors since they produce Carbon Dioxide (CO2 ), a colorless and odorless gas.
What are the by-products of aerobic and anaerobic bioremediation?
Aerobic bacteria produce Carbon Dioxide (CO2) as a by-product while anaerobic bacteria produce Hydrogen Sulfide (H2S), which can produce toxic and corrosive gases and liquids like Sulfuric acid.
There are so many bioremediation products out there, what makes eco-tabs™ so unique?
Some products feature only anaerobic bacteria and enzymes that can cause problems down the line. Some of our competitors use powders or liquids that need to be measured out or constantly added through additional equipment. Other companies use aerobic bacteria to inoculate wastewater, however, need to separately add oxygen to support the bacteria.
eco-tabs™ are a non-toxic timed-release tablet that features aerobic bacteria, oxygen, nutrients, and buffers. When applied, our tablets change the surrounding environment for proper bacteria germination by supersaturating the area with oxygen, neutralizing the pH levels, and adding nutrients; all in one application. This technology has an oxygen delivery system that creates oxygen bubbles 10 times smaller than a machine aerator. These microscopic bubbles make it easier to penetrate grease layers and solids; as well as increases total oxygen surface area. Our product accomplishes all of this in one application and no additional materials or equipment is necessary.
Where should I apply the eco-tabs™?
There is a specific location for each application in which you would want to apply our tablets for optimal inoculation. In general, for a system that utilizes flow to move the waste (grease traps, wastewater facilities) you want to position the tablets so the current passes through a plume of oxygen that our tablets create. For an application that retains the waste for future pumping or treatment (portable toilet, manure retention tank) evenly distribute the
eco-tabs™ to insure treatment of the entire tank. Start in the middle of the tank and then distribute the necessary dosage to areas without treatment.
How often do I need to use your product and what is the proper dosage for my application?
eco-tabs™ creates an environment saturated with oxygen so aerobic bacteria can thrive and begin breaking down waste. The surroundings need to have an adequate supply of oxygen for efficient bioremediation. To do so, scheduled application of our eco-tabs™ is required to keep your system, pond, or tank inoculated. Since eco-tabs™ is effective in treating a variety of applications and each application has a range in sizes and activity (flow, retention, etc…), there is an established dosage for each respective application; however, specific dosages may need to be determined due to unique cases. Please read dosage directions before applying eco-tabsTM or contact one of our sales representatives.