BIO-ENZYME products for Waste Digestion

MOMAR, through its association with an international leader in the field of biotechnology, has been successfully manufacturing and marketing bio-enzyme products, such as 8-ALIVE, X-FLOW and ENZYMAR, for several years in South Africa. Many Municipalities, Public Works Depts., Hospitals and Commercial Businesses have been, and continue to use our products to keep grease traps and sewer lines free of sediment caused by grease, fats, proteins, starch, sugars and cellulose.

MOMAR's bio-enzyme products are specifically formulated for waste digestion, containing the necessary specific enzyme systems from both aerobic and anaerobic bacteria to digest chemical organic waste with no odour or noxious gas.


Bacterial digestion is the process of bacteria consuming organic matter. The bacteria feed on the organic waste deriving nutrition for growth and reproduction. The organic waste is metabolized down to water and carbon dioxide (the final metabolic waste products), providing the bacteria with energy to sustain life. The end result is that the organic wastes are consumed, used up, and are no longer present to produce odours, pollution, or unsightly mess. The process is similar to the decay of dead animals or vegetable matter. It is a natural process that occurs constantly in the environment. The MOMAR bio-enzyme products merely assist Nature by adding massive amounts of specific bacteria and enzymes to speed up the process, considerably.

To ensure the optimal environment for rapid bacterial growth and reproduction you must have:


Many different types of bacteria exist everywhere in our world. Many of them carry on bacterial digestion in some way. Some of them require specialized types of food, and/or have unique biological roles. Certain species are useful and desirable, while others cause odours, disease and other problems. By incorporating only the specially isolated "good" bacteria at concentrations of up to 6.2 billion per gram in our powders, or 30 billion cfu's (colony forming units) per litre in our liquid products, we are able to offer a variety of waste degradation applications.

A bacterial spore is a single cell life form. Each individual cell is a separate, unique organism. Bacterial spores grow colonies with each cell remaining an independent, individual life. Bacteria reproduce via a process called cell division. This entails a mature bacteria spore dividing into two "daughter cells", each identical to one another. Under ideal conditions, bacteria reproduce very rapidly, producing a new generation every 20-30 minutes. Therefore, the numbers of individual bacteria double with each generation, causing the population to explode as the number of bacteria increase logarithmically.

For waste digestion, MOMAR bacterial products have several identifiable characteristics that are important to introducing bacterial action into any systems. These include the ability to:

The bacterial population, however, cannot increase forever. At some point the food source will be depleted, or some other change in the environment will occur, causing the population to level off or decrease. These changes could be pH, temperature or oxygen content of the environment. Reintroduction of Bio-Enzymes into the system is then required to maintain the desired level of organic waste degradation. This may be done manually, or by using MOMAR's Maintain-a-Drain dosing system.


Enzymes are chemical catalysts that break up long, complex waste molecules into smaller, simpler ones. These smaller compounds are then more easily and rapidly digested directly into the bacteria. Enzymes are not living things, and so cannot grow or reproduce themselves. They are chemical catalysts that are manufactured and used by the bacterial spores in order to aid in the digestion of waste. The growing bacteria will start to produce and use their own enzymes, thus keeping the cycle going.

The following types of enzymes are incorporated in our digestant product to improve their efficiency:

LIPASE: Breaks down fats and grease

PROTEASE: Breaks down proteins

CELLULASE: Breaks down cellulose

AMYLASE: Breaks down carbohydrates and starches


Some formulations incorporate nutrients to help create the greatest possible growth and activity of the bacteria. Nutrients may not be as plentiful in certain wastes, which may result in the growth and reproduction process of bacteria being inhibited. Microbial Nutrients, such as VITAMINS, MINERALS and AMINO ACIDS , added to the digestant product assures rapid, efficient waste digestion.

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