Bioremediation is nature’s way of cleaning up. Technically, it is the accelerated breakdown of organic compounds through the use of enzymes, bacteria, or micro-organisms. It’s a safe, environmentally-friendly way to handle many kinds of hazardous waste. Bioremediation was used in two of the world`s worst oil spills that have occurred in the past 30 years– the Exxon Valdez tanker spill in Prince William Sound, Alaska 1989 and the BP Deepwater Horizon rig spill in the Gulf of Mexico in 2010. In both disasters "oil-eating" microbes were employed to effectively clean-up.
ARE MICROBES 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 ROwasher are completely safe to humans and the environment. The microbes in our Microbial Filter Mats are all Bio-Safety Level 1 - microbes which are non-pathogenic or no risk to humans or animals.
Each strain of microbes used in our Microbial Filter Mat is developed with regular integrity checks under ISO 9001 conditions. During the manufacturing process we check for contamination and production or fermentation is done under exacting clean conditions to ensure that only desirable organisms are produced
WHAT DO THE 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:- Oils, greases, crude oil, solvents, fats and amines.
HOW DOES BIOREMEDIATION WORK IN THE ROWASHER?
The ROwasher uses a special Microbial Filter Mat to introduce microbes 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 ROwasher.
The colony of microbes remains dormant until the Microbial Filter Mat is placed in the ROwasher and the ROwash Degreasing Solution, our non-hazardous parts cleaning fluid, is added — then our 200 million strong workforce of microbes goes immediately into action. As the cleaning solution begins circulating the microbes moves through the machine, effectively eating oil and grease particles. Whilst they aggressively attack oil and grime, that’s all they will attack. The microbes do not work on foreign substances, such as industrial grade metal and natural rubber. They are non-pathogenic and completely safe for you to use.
Unlike mineral spirits, ROwash Degreasing Solution is non-flammable, non-toxic and can be used with regular nitrile, latex or vinyl gloves – there is no requirement for heavy duty gauntlet protection.
- WATCH OUR VIDEO - Rozone`s Scientific Director explains the science behind the ROwasher.