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HOW MOMAR 8-ALIVE REACTS ON ORGANIC MATTER AND AFFECTS B.O.D AND C.O.D

IN DRAIN SYSTEMS

B.O.D. and C.O.D. Definitions

B.O.D.: (Biochemical Oxygen Demand)

A measure of the amount of oxygen required in the biological processes that break down organic matter in water.

C.O.D.: (Chemical Oxygen Demand)

A measure of the amount of oxygen required to oxidise all compounds in water, both organic and inorganic.

Drain systems consist of both organic and inorganic matter.

Examples

Organic: grease, oil, fats, lettuce, corn, food particles.

Inorganic: soda ash, phosphates, detergent builders.

HOW 8-ALIVE REACTS ON ORGANIC MATTER

As 8-ALIVE bacteria enter a drain system, the bacteria seek out and feed on "easy to digest" organic waste materials such as sugar and starch. As they eat these organics, they multiply and produce enzymes to digest the "tougher to digest" organic materials such as grease, fats, protein and oil.

HOW 8-ALIVE AFFECTS B.O.D.

If the organic waste materials were simply allowed to break down without the assistance of 8-ALIVE, a substantial amount of oxygen would be required. The measure of this oxygen amount is B.O.D. Because 8-ALIVE reduces the amount of organic waste, the amount of oxygen required to break down the remaining organic matter is reduced. Result: 8-ALIVE reduces the B.O.D. level.

HOW 8-ALIVE AFFECTS C.O.D.

In addition to organic compounds, waste water contains inorganic compounds such as soda ash, phosphates and detergent builders.

Although 8-ALIVE is not effective in breaking down inorganic compounds, the C.O.D. test itself measures the attack on both organic and inorganic soils. Result: Since there is a reduction in the organic portion of the waste, there is a corresponding reduction in the total C.O.D.

HOW 8-ALIVE'S AFFECT ON B.O.D AND C.O.D. LEVELS AFFECT WASTE TREATMENT PLANTS

Because 8-ALIVE enables waste to arrive at the waste treatment plant with reduced levels of organic and inorganic compounds (lower B.O.D. and C.O.D. levels), less oxygen is required to "break down" the remaining waste.

Because less oxygen is required, less treatment is required. Less time and money are required.

Results:

1. Because less treatment is required at the waste treatment plant, waste can be processed more efficiently and more economically.

2. Because the B.O.D. and C.O.D. levels are lowered, the customer is allowed to operate without having to pay expensive surcharges.

BOTTOM LINE:

Everyone saves money!

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