EBAC 2000® is a stable liquid concentrate containing a unique blend of 38 different species of naturally occurring microorganisms capable of degrading complex carbohydrates and proteins; fats, oils, and grease; and hazardous organics and odor-causing compounds. The consortium is capable of growth under aerobic, microaerophilic, and anaerobic conditions. This is a highly effective and fast-acting wastewater treatment bacteria product that reduces odors and degrades waste. The Environmental Company, Inc offers EBAC® 2000 in 5-, 15-, 30-, and 55-gallon containers. References are available upon request, as well as selected pilot programs.
Many wastewater treatment bacteria products only contain one strain. c is a microbial consortium.
A microbial consortium is a group of different species of microorganisms that act together as a community. Examples of microbial consortia are found in activated sludge basins, in various soil ecosystems, and on trickling filters. In a microbial consortium, the organisms work together in a complex system where all benefit from the activities of others in the community. It has long been known that microbial consortia are much more efficient at degrading complex organic wastes than single strains of organisms or even blended mixtures of microorganisms with a diversity of metabolic capabilities. Blended microbial mixtures are not able to maintain a stable community structure when introduced into environmental situations.
In a microbial consortium, one might find any number of organisms with different metabolic capabilities. This could include organisms that are:
Many wastewater treatment bacteria products only contain one strain. EBAC® 2000 is a microbial consortium.
Petroleum hydrocarbon degradation offers an excellent example of the efficiency of microbial consortia. Many petroleum products, such as diesel fuel, gasoline, and kerosene, are not single chemicals but may contain hundreds of different hydrocarbons. Single strains of microorganisms are not capable of degrading all of these compounds. Therefore, microbial consortia are essential in the complete mineralization of these fuels to carbon dioxide and water.
If you have a question about EBAC® 2000 wastewater bioremediation products, or if you would like to place an order, please contact The Environmental Company Inc. at (601) 734-2883. Alternatively, you may fill out our online contact form and we'll respond to your request as soon as possible.