Beneficial bacteria for clearing algae
Those of you familiar with our Dyofix pond dyes will know that algae is not only unsightly but can be a serious problem.
Not only can algae block pumps and filters; it discolours the water, forming green scum on the surface and layers at the base. The algae can take masses of oxygen out of the water with fatal consequences for aquatic life.
Let nature fight your algae battles
Introducing Byofix; a natural beneficial bacteria which cleans the organic pollutants in ponds and lakes. Byofix is natural, fully biodegradable and non-toxic, created to let nature fight your battle with algae.
Bacteria are the primary decomposers of organic material in the environment. They are responsible for the purification process of rivers, streams, lakes and the removal of dead biomass and waste from our soil.
How does Byofix work?
The good bacteria in ByoFix, given reasonable conditions, replicate in a logarithmic growth pattern. The time it takes to replicate varies with species and the environmental conditions they are exposed to.
A typical species of bacteria can take 20 minutes to replicate. A bacterium will divide and become daughter cells. After an hour there will be 8 cells and over a million 6 to 7 hours later. After twelve hours there will be nearly 70 billion bacteria.
Byofix will deliver millions of bacteria to the initial application and as the bacteria replicates and spreads they start work; breaking down the excessive organic matter and nutrients. The water quality improves, notably the water will become clearer and any odours from gases given off will reduce.
ByoFix is supplied in 1Kg packs of 5 x 200g water soluble sachets
- Decomposes rotting vegetation and nutrients settled at the bottom
- Improves water quality & clarity
- Reduces foul odours caused by hydrogen sulphides, ammonia and other chemical compounds
- Reduces BOD & COD, maintaining good dissolved oxygen levels
- 100% safe for fish and aquatic life
- Reduces toxicity
- Easy-to-use water soluble throw packs
Introducing Byofix: Why bacteria?
Bacteria are single celled and one of the simplest forms of life. Despite the negative perception, the majority of bacteria are not harmful and some can be very useful in various industry and domestic applications. In fact, it turns out we are not us without bacteria.
Microbes can carry out two types of processes
Catabolism – the process where microbes break large molecules down into their constituent parts, either to use the fragments for other processes or to gain energy for growth. Bacteria can degrade many types of materials including wastes and chemical by-products, and can be used to return an environment, altered by contaminants, back to its original condition.
Anabolism – the process where microbes convert materials into other useful materials or build larger molecules from constituent parts.
Biosafety Levels (BSL)
The United States Center for Disease Control (CDC) issued criteria to categorize each strain of microorganism into a specific level of containment:
BSL-1: Safest. Not known to cause disease in plants, animals or other organisms.
BSL-2: Moderate risk of infections.
BSL-3: Agents are known to cause disease
BSL-4: Cause severe and fatal disease; epidemics
DyoFix BBPL is classified as BSL 1 and is eco friendly.
Bacillus Life Cycle
The Bacillus bacteria in Byofix is packaged and shipped in the spore form.
Once the product is applied in the application it is used for, the spores rapidly germinate into a vegetative cell.
After germination, the bacteria start secreting their enzymes, breaking down the food for an energy source. The bacteria grow and undergo cell division and reproduce two new identical daughter cells.
When the bacteria reach a limiting factor, they undergo sporulation (the creation of endospores and then spores).
Advantages of Spores
Long term, shelf life stable.
More tolerant to harsh environmental conditions.
Competitive with other types of microbes.
Work synergistically with other Bacillus, as well as other select microbes.
Able to be formulated with many other ingredients allowing superior and unique formulas to be made.
Are good waste degraders.
For more information please email our sales department or telephone sales by dialling 0113 256 4251.