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What are Microbial Products?

 What are Microbial Products? There are a number of products on the market that claim to be microbial products. So what are microbial products and how to they work? In the simplest terms, microbial products are composed of beneficial bacteria that are used to naturally, break down a waste product, environmental contaminant, or other complex organic compound. Typically, microbial products are used to clean fats, oils, and grease (FOG), to clean oil spills (as in bioremediation) or in agriculture to help provide nutrients to plants. Microbial products are effective in soil, water, and groundwater applications.   List of Microbial Products by Custom Biologicals   Beneficial bacteria, like all bacteria, work by producing substrate specific enzymes. Bacteria have the ability in their genetic material, to produce a wide variety of enzymes such as lipases (break down fats) and proteases (breaks down proteins). Bacteria are so efficient at producing enzymes that they are sometimes thought of as enzyme factories. These enzymes quickly solubilize various organic waste products making the waste available to the bacteria as a food source. The end product if this digestion is primarily more bacteria, carbon dioxide and water. Microbial products have a wide variety of uses including: Bioremediation – cleaning of petroleum and oil spills Wastewater Treatment...

Small Spill Kit – Clean up Hydrocarbon Spills

Small Spill Kit – Clean up Hydrocarbon Spills Announcing the Small Spill Kit – by Custom Biologicals.  Sometimes hydrocarbon spills happen and even booms and absorbents aren’t enough. You know there is still oil there – what can you do? This is exactly the situation that the small spill kit is designed for. The small spill kit contains Custom HC, bioremediation bacteria. Custom HC contains all natural, safe, bioremediation bacteria. These bacteria, sometimes called microbes, have been specifically selected based on their safety and on their enhanced ability to metabolize (eat) petroleum products such a oil, diesel, and gasoline. Small Spill Kit is all you need to clean up your small spill. Buy the Small Spill Kit Here. Enough Custom HC to treat 5 cubic meters or 25 square meters.   Price: $99.00 Quantity: The small spill kit is ideal for: Engine Oil Leaks Small Gas Spills Small Oil Spills Heating Oil Spills Small Diesel Spills Small Plane Fuel Spills Small Boat Fuel Spills Dry Dock Fuel Spills Fuel Siphon Accidents Generator Fuel Spill Lawnmower Gas Spill Marine Dock Fuel Spills Fuel Tank Spills Motorcycle Fuel Spills ATV Fuel Spills GoCart Fuel Spills Gas Overage Spill Every week, someone calls me, and asks how to clean up a small...

Custom PF – Biological Paraffin Inhibitor – Directions for Use

Custom PF Biological Paraffin Inhibitor Directions for Use The amount of the initial application of Custom PF and the amount of regular treatments will be relative to the well conditions. The primary conditions that determine the treatment procedure are 1) the severity of the paraffin problem, and 2) the well maintenance frequency. A treatability study may be needed to determine the proper treatment schedule for Custom PF. Importantly, the entire treatment procedure is based on preventative maintenance rather than emergency workovers. For best results, start with a well that has just been cleaned or has been worked over. Custom PF is a paraffin inhibitor, designed to control paraffin buildup; it is not a chemical emulsifier. There are several ways to apply Custom PF to the well. Initially, Custom PF can be pumper under pressure into the well. To maintain the well, Custom PF can be pumped into the well annulus through the annulus valve. Custom PF can be applied to the well by an electric or gas operated pump. In most cases, little or no modification of the wellhead plumbing is required to accommodate the treatment equipment. If you are using a biocide to control sulfate reducing bacteria (SRB), then you will need to move the biocide injection point...

Solving Paraffin Problems with Custom PF

Solving Paraffin Problems with Custom PF Custom PF is a biological paraffin inhibitor by Custom Biologicals Paraffin Problems in Oil Wells and Flow Lines In crude oil producing operations, paraffin problems can occur naturally in certain types of crude reservoirs and can be a significant problem during oil production. As the crude oil is produced up the well pore, pressure and temperature changes cause crystallization of the paraffin components of the oil stream. This results in deposition of the waxy substance on the production tubular surfaces and/or the downstream flow lines at the surface. As the paraffin hardens and builds up on the piping, production flow is constricted. This can bind up pumping rods and/or lead to complete production loss. Until recently, expensive hot oiling treatment, chemical treatments or well workovers were the only solution to these paraffin problems. Custom PF provides a low cost alternative to solving paraffin problems in oil wells and downstream flow lines. Custom PF is a biological product composed of safe, naturally occurring bacteria that have been specifically selected because of their enhanced ability to degrade paraffin through biodegradation. Custom PF controls paraffins in both the long and short chains from C16 to C60. How Custom PF Works Through their enzymatic processes, the microorganisms...

Bacteria in the Sewage Treatment Process

Bacteria in the Sewage Treatment Process The role of bacteria in the sewage treatment process is often misunderstood A quick review of the biological of bacteria is in order as we start this post. Remember that bacteria may be aerobic, anaerobic or facultative. Aerobic bacteria require oxygen in order to survive and multiply.  Conversely, strict anaerobes not only survive without oxygen, they are killed in the presence of oxygen. Facultative bacteria have the capabilities of both the aerobes and the anaerobes and can live with or with out oxygen. Since aerobes tend to be more efficient in metabolize the chemical constituents found in wastewater, many sewage treatment plants add oxygen to improve the performance of the aerobic bacteria. By adding oxygen, the aerobes will outcompete the anaerobes. Agitation, settling, pH and other factors are carefully controlled and considered as a means of maximizing the bacterial metabolism of organic components in the wastewater. It is well known that bacteria multiple by binary fission; that is one cell divides into two cells, two cells divide into fours cells, etc. . Assuming an adequate food (nutrient) supply, and suitable other growth conditions,  bacteria will grow and divide again like the original bacterial cell. Every time a cell splits, approximately every twenty  to thirty minutes, a new bacterial generation...
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