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Custom Biologicals and Reduce FOG

We’re glad you’re here.

This is the wastewater treatment website for Custom Biologicals.

This site has information about a variety of bacterial products manufactured by CustomBio.

On Reduce FOG  you will find information about:

Additionally, Reduce FOG contains links to some of the other microbial products by CustomBio.

The microbial products manufactured by Custom Biologicals are applicable to  number of different industries such as:

  • Food and Beverage Industry
  • Hydrocarbon/Petroleum Industry
  • Pulp and Paper Industry
  • Food Manufacturing
  • Commercial and Industrial

On Reduce FOG, you’ll also find case studies, MSDS sheets, product information sheets, distributor/dealer information and more.

Contact Custom  at (561) 797-3008 or via email at Email Custom.

Custom Biologicals
Deerfield Beach, Fl, USA
(561) 797-3008
Bill@CustomBio.biz

 

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Elevator Shaft Odor Control

Elevator Shaft Odor Control

Elevator shafts have a number of odor problems, including urine and feces. These problems can be solved by using beneficial microorganisms such as those contained in Custom GT Tabs. 

Here’s a link to a white paper about the bioremediation of odors. Bioremediation of Odors for Elevator Shafts.

Custom GT tabs contain specifically selected beneficial bacteria. These bacteria were chosen because of CustomBio20.pngtheir ability to rapidly metabolize the organic materials, such as urine, that cause  the odors. Unlike chemical masking agents, bioremediation of odors actually digests and eliminates the odors.

The bioremediation of odors has a number of industrial applications such as: elevator shaft odor control, car wash recycle water odor control and oil water separators.

GT Tabs and Odor Control

Custom Biologicals’ GT Tabs product is a live synergistic blend of selected microorganisms specifically chosen for their ability to rapidly metabolize organic material into carbon dioxide and water. The bacteria in Gt Tabs actually digests and eliminates the odor at its source rather than merely masking or attempting to chemically neutralize the odor.

GT Tabs controls odor in different ways depending upon the origin of the odor. If the odor is produced by indigenous bacterial decomposition of organic material such as sewage or urine, the bad odors are produced because bacteria incompletely oxidize and degrade organic compounds, such as proteins, carbohydrates, and starches instead of completely oxidizing them to carbon dioxide and water.

In this instance, GT Tabs works on a competitive principle called competitive inhibition. By applying GT Tabs, selected microorganisms are added at approximately one million times the concentration of the indigenous bacteria. The microorganisms in GT Tabs utilize essentially all of the available organic material and oxidize it to carbon dioxide and water. The indigenous bacteria are so outnumbered that they cannot successfully compete for available organic material. This greatly restricts their growth and also greatly diminishes the emission of organic compounds that produce the characteristic odor. The small amount of incompletely oxidized organic material that they may still produce is quickly utilized by the microorganisms in GT Tabs further reducing the odor.

Examples of this type of activity would be wastewater or sewage treatment plants, elevator shafts, lift stations, oxidation ponds, trash cans, dumpsters, pet areas, kitchen areas, carpets, nursing homes, locker rooms, sewage treatment systems, and restrooms.

If the odor is caused simply by, the presence of an organic compound the microorganisms in GT Tabs will rapidly degrade the organic chemicals destroying the odor. Examples of this type would be non-hydrocarbon chemical spills, industrial wastewater, agricultural waste, fish and other food preparation.

Another major odor problem is the production of hydrogen sulfide (rotten egg smell) from sulfur containing amino acids. All of the microorganisms in GT Tabs degrade sulfur containing amino acids without producing hydrogen sulfide, and, in fact, utilize some hydrogen sulfide in growth.

All of the bacterial species utilized in GT Tabs are Class 1 bacteria, as defined by the American Type Culture Collection (ATCC). Class 1 bacteria are, by definition, non-pathogenic and non-opportunistic. These organisms are safe and will not cause infections or ill effects in humans, animals or plants. The United Sates Department of Agriculture (USDA) has approved this blend of organisms for use in USDA federally inspected facilities, including food production plants. Each organism has been approved by the microbiologists at the USDA laboratory and every production batch is certified to be Salmonella-free.

NATURE OF BACTERIA

Bacteria are considered prokaryotic organisms as their genetic material is not enclosed in a special nuclear membrane and they normally reproduce by the process of binary fission, one cell asexually splitting into two. Bacterial cells may be spherical or spiral but the majority are rod shaped (cylindrical) and are about one micron wide and 2 microns long. One micron equals 0.001 millimeter. For classification and identification purposes, bacteria can be divided into two large groups, Gram positive or Gram negative, depending on their reaction to a specialized staining procedure.

Microbial Growth Requirements

 

Bacteria as living organisms have certain chemical and physical growth requirements. The basic knowledge of these requirements is especially important in considering bioremediation and odor control.

 

  1. An Energy Source – This is needed primarily for biosynthetic reactions to make polymers for the bacterial cell such as proteins from amino acids and RNA and DNA from nucleotides. Some bacteria can utilize light energy, however the ones that we are concerned with oxidize chemical compounds to obtain their energy. The bacteria in F-TREAT are chemoorganotrophs as they utilize organic compounds for their energy source. The bacteria in F-TREAT completely oxidize the organic compounds using them as an energy source by removing hydrogen from the compound and transferring it to oxygen to form water, as show below:

 

C6H12O6 + 6O2  = 6CO2 + 6H20 + energy

 

The organic material is completely oxidized and converted from a solid to a gas (CO2). If the organic material is incompletely oxidized, as with facilitative anaerobic and anaerobic bacteria, the organic compound that acts as the hydrogen acceptor usually has a bad odor.

 

  1. A Carbon Source – Carbon is required for all of the polymeric units in the cell such as DNA, RNA, and proteins. Some bacteria can utilize carbon dioxide as a sole carbon source; however, the organisms concerned with odor control are heterotrophs, as they require an organic source of carbon.
  2. A Nitrogen Source – Bacteria are very versatile as to their nitrogen source as they can use atmospheric nitrogen (gas), ammonia, nitrate, nitrite, and organic nitrogen. Nitrogen is a component in the amino acids of proteins and in the purines and pyrimidines of RNA and DNA.
  3. A Phosphorus Source – Phosphate is a component of the nucleotides composing RNA and DNA and is required in energy transfer reactions.
  4. A Mineral Source – Minerals such as magnesium, manganese, iron, and essentially every thing listed on your daily vitamin and mineral tablet bottle are required.

 

Bacterial Growth Process

 

Bacteria are prokaryotic organisms that reproduce primarily asexually by a process known as binary fission. One organism splits into two organisms and each one is capable of reproducing further. The principle of bioremediation is based on the tremendous growth potential of bacteria with the binary fission process. For illustration purposes, lets consider the growth potential of one single bacterial cell, assuming a 20 minute generation time, for a few hours.

 

Hour 1 Hour 2 Hour 3 Hour 4 Hour 5 Hour 6 Hour 7
1 – 2 – 4 – 8 – 16 – 32 – 64 – 128 – 256 – 512 – 1024 – 2048 – 4096 – 8192 – 16384 – 32,768 – 65,536 – 131,472 – 262,944 – 525,888 – 1,051,776

 

In little more than 6 hours the population has increased over 1 million fold. This tremendous growth rate is the secret to successful remediation. In the case of odor control bioremediation, the odor causing compound is used both as a carbon source and an energy source to produce the million fold increase in cell mass.

For questions about odor control in elevator shafts, contact Custom Biologicals. 

Bioremediation of Odors for Elevator Shafts.

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Using Fizzytabs for Odor Control

Using Fizzytabs for Odor Control

A Case study in Thailand

Odor Control fizzytabs are a unique product designed and developed by Custom Biologicals.

Fizzytabs contain billion of beneficial, odor eating, microbes. These microbes attack the source of the odor. There are no masking agents used. Fizytabs are a unique, effervescent tablet.

This case study is a look at a unique use for odor control fizzytabs.

Contact Custom Biologicals at (561) 797-3008 or via email at Bill@Custombio.biz for more information.

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Sale on Septic Fizzytabs for June 2015

Sale on Septic Fizzytabs for June 2015

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$10 off Septic Fizzytab 12 packs in June 2015 – Now Only $29.99 for a yearly supply. FREE US SHIPPING.

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septic fizzytabs

Septic Fizzytabs are a once a month Septic tank treatment designed to keep your septic tank running smoothly between pump outs. And now – FOR JUNE ONLY – you can get $10 off a yearly supply of 12 fizzytabs. A yearly supply only costs $29.99. The $10.00 will automatically apply at checkout. Here’s the link – CLICK HERE.

Don’t you hate it when a product goes on sale and then they increase the mysterious handling fee. Or charge $20 shipping on a ten dollar item.

Well Septic Fizzytabs are $29.99. There is NO handling charge and NO US Shipping Charge.

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Septic fizytabs are a unique, once a month septic treatment. Simply remove a tab from the container, drop into the toilet, let dissolve, and flush. That’s IT!

Septic Fizzytabs contain billions of beneficial microorganisms that replace and augment the microbes in your septic tank. These beneficial microorganisms metabolize (eat) the waste in your tank. Helping your tank running smoothly between pumpouts.

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International Distributor Opportunities

International Distributor Opportunities

with Custom Biologicals

International distributor opportunities are plentiful at Custom Biologicals. In fact, we currently have over 40 international distributors representing over 25 countries.

Why so many international distributors? Well, we try to make it easy for our customers to CustomBio20.pngdo business with Custom regardless of their location, but there are several distinct advantages to becoming an international distributor of Custom Biologicals.

Advantages for International Distributors of Custom

1. Concentrated Products

The use of concentrated products is a tremendous advantage of working with Custom Biologicals. Here’s why; Concentrated products:

  • Greatly reduced shippings costs and shipping times. Reduced shipping costs and shipping times is so important that I’ll use an example to further explain. Recently, I was working on an international order where the client wanted a finished product. The estimate shipping cost was $700 and shipping time 3 months. This same order, using concentrated products had a shipping cost of $70 and a shipping time of 2-3 days. 
  • Lower inventory requirements means less money out of pocket.
  • Allows for customization of the finished product.
  • Allows for easy private labeling.

2. Private Labeling & Exclusive Agreements

Custom Biologicals allows private labeling and rebranding of all of our products. Exclusive Agreements for some countries are available. Minimums and some restrictions may apply.

3. A Wide Variety of Biological Products

Custom has a wide variety of biological products that include:

  • Click here to go to Consumer Products.
  • Click here to go to Restaurant/Institutional Products.
  • Click here to go to Wastewater Products.
  • Click here to go to Bioremediation Products.
  • Click here to go to Agricultural Products.
  • Click Here to go to Aquaculture Products
  • Click here to go to oil field Products

4. High Product Profitability. 

The purpose of your business is to make money. Custom’s product line allows for a high profit margin.

Contact Custom Biologicals today to discuss how to become an international distributor.

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Heating Oil Spill Cleanup Using the Small Spill Kit

Heating Oil Spill Cleanup Using the Small Spill Kit

This post is a case study about the cleanup of a heating oil spill using the small spill kit by Custom Biologicals. The small spill kit is designed to clean up a number of small petroleum spills such as; heating oil spills, diesel oil spills, gasoline spills, and motor oil spills.

The small kit contains Custom HC. Custom HC is a bioremediation product containing billions of petrophilic (oil eating) of specifically selected, beneficial bacteria.

Case Study Heating Oil Spill Cleanup

Client Category: Emergency response – heating oil spill

Location: Pennsylvania

Problem: 275 gallons of heating oil located in the basement were spilled when an automobile struck the building. The basement was a dirt surface and about 900 square yards were affected. TPH levels ranged from 3500-9800 ppm.

Custom Treatment: The recommended dosage of Custom HC was applied directly on the dirt basement floor. Bio-nutrients were also added.

Custom Results: The following averages were obtained after six weeks of treatment.

Hydrocarbon Testing Site 1

Before –  3500 ppm TPH

After – 63 ppm TPH

Hydrocarbon Testing Site 2 

Before  – 9800 ppm TPH

After – ND (non-detectable)

As of the date this case study, the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Resources (PA DER) had established standards for hydrocarbon contaminated soils of 200 ppm TPH. The final sample results are well within this criteria; therefore, no further corrective action was warranted for this site.

Know and follow the local and state laws when using the small spill kit.

Custom Biologicals manufactures and distributes a wide variety of microbial products including the small spill kit. Contact Custom Biologicals for more information about the small spill kit and heating oil spill cleanup.

Custom Biologicals can be reached at (561) 797-3008 or via email at Bill@Custombio.biz. Distributor and dealer inquires are welcome. Domestic and international companies are encouraged to contact us.

 

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