Frequently Asked Questions
A microbe is a microscopic bacteria organism. Micro-Blaze® microbes are found naturally in the world’s soils and waters. We have selected the specific strains of microbes for their affinity for hydrocarbons and other organic contaminants commonly found in the commercial/industrial workplace.
A proprietary blend of Bacillus spores – they are natural, non-pathogenic bacteria. Upon application onto a spill or contaminated soil, the microbes germinate, and become active within 15 to 20 minutes. In ideal conditions, the microbes double in population every 20 minutes, and will digest the waste as long as all of the necessary ingredients (water, oxygen, and a food source, i.e. the organic waste) are present. The harmless byproducts of their degradation process are carbon dioxide, water, and trace amounts of organic salts.
Enzymes will only liquefy a waste, thereby changing the form of the waste; they can not digest it, like microbes do. Microbes produce their own enzymes that help to digest waste, changing it into harmless byproducts of carbon dioxide and water. You can have an enzyme product without microbes, but it can not digest and bioremediate the waste.
No. The Bacillus spores, in all likelihood, are already present in the soils and waterways of the earth’s wetlands. The spores are very tolerant of brackish and sea water. The microbes do not recognize roadway asphalt as a food source. Micro-Blaze® Microbial Products are used by golf courses and farms to improve the health of the grass. These Microbes only digest organic materials and are therefore safe on all rubber, plastic, and metals.
The pH of Micro-Blaze® Microbial Products ranges (when diluted to proper application rates) from 7.0 – 8.0. The microbes work in pH environments ranging from about 4.5 – 10.5, with the optimal range being from 6.0 – 9.0
Please refer to the application section under each individual Micro-Blaze® product page for the recommended dosing for various uses