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  • Writer's pictureYemvelo Hygiene

How do Bio-enzyme Cleaning Products Save Water?

By using beneficial enzyme-producing micro-organisms, virtually any organic build up can be far more effectively cleaned, bio-degraded and removed than with traditional harmful chemicals. Organic build up is permanently broken down into carbon dioxide and water - safe for the water reticulation system.

Bio-enzymatic cleaners are cleaning products that use non-pathogenic, “good” bacteria to digest wastes, soils, stains and malodours. The bacteria do this by producing enzymes specifically designed to break down certain molecules (wastes/soils) into smaller pieces.

Enzymes operate as helpful tools that catalyse chemical reactions between bacteria and soils, making the bacteria more efficient. Enzymes work to break down complex waste particles into smaller pieces that bacteria can more easily consume. These smaller particles—organic wastes, urine, grease, stains—become “food” for bacteria to digest and break down into two basic compounds—carbon dioxide (CO2) and water (H2O). No hazardous, pollutant by-products are produced.

After a surface has been cleaned and the “food” depleted, the run-off water still contains hibernating micro-organisms (referred to as biofilm). These micro-organisms are reactivated when they find more “food” and will continue to degrade pollutants. This means ongoing bioremediation of contaminated ground and water they come into contact with downstream of the cleaned site.

The run-off water is not potable. However, bio-enzymes control pathogenic bacteria through competitive exclusion—“good” bacteria rapidly search for food and space and quickly starve the pathogens of their food source. The pathogens die and cannot build up immunity to this process.

The run-off will also not pollute ground water. It can be recycled and reused for activities such as: Irrigation, Laundry, Car washes and Garage forecourts, Building constructions, Factory cleaning, Swimming pool filling.


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