Relative to the growth of microorganisms on cat urine (which is much stronger and concentrated than dog urine), the graph below shows the ability of the proprietary microbial complex found in OdorPet® (Freshen Plus) to grow on cat urine. This growth study was completed using a kinetic plate reader and 96 well BDOBS (Becton Dickinson Oxygen Biosensor System) plates. BDOBS plates have a hydrophobic gel with a fluorescent dye that is quenched in the presence of oxygen. As oxygen is utilized during microbial growth (which happens when the microbial population feeds on its substrate) the dye fluoresces and is an indication of growth on the substrate being tested. The graph flat-lines at the top indicating the maximum fluorescence obtainable. Clearly there is a short lag time, followed by rapid growth and then a plateau (max fluorescence) as the substrate is being consumed.
The basic byproducts of bacterial aerobic respiration (growth in the presence of oxygen) are carbon dioxide and water along with biomass. This is well known to microbiologists and can be found in microbiological textbooks and literature therefore it is not something we would test for in the lab. In addition this type of technology is widely employed throughout waste management facilities around the world in onsite bioreactors and is commonly recognized and employed as an essential step in waste degradation.
This simple study demonstrates efficacy of OdorPet’s biological activity on cat urine, which is only one of a number of waste product substrates the proprietary microbial complex utilized in OdorPet is effective upon.
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Microbial Biologics - Microorganisms in Waste Degradation
A microbial biological product is a formulation that includes one or more living beneficial microorganisms and is used for a wide variety of environmentally beneficial tasks such as waste treatment, cleaning, and odor control.
Microorganisms (such as bacteria or fungi) are naturally occurring, are ubiquitous (found everywhere) and are necessary for our environment to function. At a very fundamental level, these microorganisms are harmless to humans, animals, and the environment. Clearly, there are several pathogenic bacteria that present a public health risk (e.g. MRSA, E. coli, Salmonella, etc.) but, it’s easy to forget that most microorganisms are beneficial and are necessary for survival. It is estimated that, there are between 500 and 1,000 different species of bacteria in and on your body, each hard at work digesting your breakfast, producing vitamins required to keep you healthy, and boosting your immune system to help stave off illness. This is the definition of a symbiotic relationship; beneficial microorganisms thrive off the organics that our bodies produce as waste by-products and in return provide vital vitamins and nutrients along with performing necessary functions that keep all of us happy and healthy.
Beyond our own bodies, beneficial microorganisms are also hard at work maintaining the critical cycles of life in nature. They break down organic materials (e.g. compost pile), help plants grow and thrive, and some even degrade toxic chemicals. As we have come to understand the great power of microorganisms, scientists have discovered ways to harness the talents of these beneficial microorganisms to do things like ferment wine, break down man-made waste, and enhance the effectiveness of cleaning and odor control products. The inclusion of beneficial microorganisms in many of the food and other consumer products which we use on a daily basis has been growing significantly. An excellent example of this is the use of microorganisms in foods such as yogurt, salami, cheese, and many others. Because of these inherent abilities, various microbial biologic populations have been selectively cultured for many years now for use in waste degradation facilities around the world.
Microbial biological products that contain beneficial microorganisms are safe for humans, animals, and the environment.
Some of the benefits of microbial biological products:
Better stain removal
Drain and grease trap maintenance
Septic system maintenance
Increased fabric whiteness
Microbial biological products are an effective and sustainable option for a wide variety of applications and are safe for you and the environment.
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