Bioremediation is nature’s way of cleaning up. Technically, it is the accelerated breakdown of organic compounds through the use of enzymes, bacteria, or fungi. It’s a safe, environmentally-friendly way to handle many kinds of hazardous waste and is supported by the EPA as a viable solution for cleanup of oil spills and other contaminants.
How Bioremediation Works in the SmartWasher
The Smartwasher uses a special Ozzy Filter to introduce microbes (including Ozzy, our microbe mascot!) into the cleaning process. Under a proprietary procedure, these microbes have been combined to form a colony that thrives and multiplies once activated in the Smartwasher.The colony of microbes remains dormant until the Ozzy Filter is inserted into the washer and the Ozzy Juice, our non-hazardous parts cleaning solution, is added — then Ozzy goes immediately to work. As the solution begins circulating Ozzy moves through the machine, attacking and eating oil and grease particles.While Ozzy aggressively attacks oil and grime, that’s all he will attack. He does not work on foreign substances, such as industrial grade metal and natural rubber, and is nonpathogenic and completely safe for you to use. Unlike mineral spirits, OzzyJuice doesn’t sting or burn and actually feels good on bare hands!
Microbes Are Safe to Use
While the thought of a product being based on live microbes might seem a little strange, it is actually an environmentally sound concept. Microbes are a common occurrence in nature. Microbes of all types are constantly around us; they are on your body right now, even though they cannot be seen with the naked eye.
While some microbes are “bad” for human survival, most microbes have either no impact on humans or affect us in positive ways. The microbes used in the SmartWasher are completely safe to humans and the environment. The microbes present in the Ozzy Filter are all classified as American Type Culture Collection (ATCC) Class I. Organisms in this classification have no recognised hazard potential under ordinary conditions of handling. They are subject to unrestricted distribution by the ATCC,U.S. Department of Health, Public Health Service and the ToxicSubstances Control Act (TOSCA). Organisms receive this classification only after extensive study and review by ATCC and government committees.
Each strain of microbes used in our Ozzy Filter is developed with regular integrity checks under ISO 9001:2008 conditions. During the manufacturing process, supplier personnel and outside laboratories perform antibiotic screenings and check for contamination. Production or fermentation is done under exacting clean conditions to insure that only desirable organisms are produced.
What Microbes Do
Microbes have been successfully used in petrochemical plants, chemical plants,refineries, food processing plants, marine barges, machine shop parts washers, truck washes, wood treating plants and ground water remediation applications. Our microbes, in particular, remediate:Crude Oil, Oils, Solvents, Greases, creosote, Phenols, PCP, Fats,Amines, PNA
The microbes in theSmartWasher have been proven effective in waste waters containing BOD orCOD in excess of 50,000 mg/l. They have been used to achieve consistent effluents with ranging influent organic levels, improve settle ability of biological solids, correct low or inconsistent MLVSS numbers, and control foam production from partially degraded organics.