The biggest change to our workshop everimently wise, was done by using science! We found a safe way of breaking down organic compounds like, grease and petroleum by using live organisms in soapy water.
The last but most important of all is our magical and evrimatly efficient Eco-Safe parts cleaner. Gone are the days of strong cleaners like Turpentine, kerosene and other highly toxic and volatile cleaners, below is a brief overview and a video that explains the science behind our amazing parts cleaner.
Bioremediation: A natural solution
Bioremediation is nature’s way of cleaning up. Technically defined – it’s the speedy breakdown of organic compounds (e.g. grease and petroleum) through the use of enzymes, bacteria, or fungi. Bioremediation is a safe, environmentally friendly way to process many kinds of hazardous waste and is supported by the EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) as a viable solution for clean-up of oil spills and other contaminants.
How Bioremediation works in a the ECOSAFE washer
The EcoSafe Washer uses the patented OzzyMat™ to introduce microbes (Ozzy™, our microbe mascot) into the cleaning process. Under a proprietary procedure these microbes have been combined to form a colony that multiply and thrive once activated in the EcoSafe Washer.
The colony of our microbes (Ozzys) remain dormant until the OzzyMat is placed into the EcoSafe Washer and the OzzyJuice®, our non-hazardous degreasing solution, is added — then the microbes go to work. As the OzzyJuice begins circulating within the EcoSafe Washer, the microbes move throughout the solution breaking down or “eating” the grease, oil and other organic products.
These contaminants are then turned into harmless carbon dioxide and water. This remarkable bioremediation process leaves the OzzyJuice clean and strong for every use.
Our microbes and your safety
Our microbes are nonpathogenic and are completely safe for you to use. They are a highly specialized blend of cultures specifically selected and adapted to degrade a wide range of organic wastes. They aggressively attach and break down oil and grease but will not attack foreign substances such as industrial grade metal or natural rubber.
While the thought of live microbes in your cleaner might seem a little strange, the microbes used in the EcoSafe Washer are completely safe to humans and the environment. They are all classified as American Type Culture Collection (ATCC) Class I. Organisms receive this classification only after extensive study and review by ATCC and government committees.
Each strain of microbe used in our Mat is developed with regular integrity checks. During the manufacturing process, supplier personnel and outside laboratories perform antibiotic screenings and check for contamination. Production or fermentation is done under exacting clean conditions to ensure that only desirable organisms are produced.
How the microbes work
The basic procedure has two parts:
Hydrocarbon-eating microbes are blended with special nutrients and catalysts and then introduced into petroleum-contaminated water. The microbes bond to petroleum molecules and begin discharging enzymes that break down the hydrocarbon structures into more water soluble, digestible materials that are subsequently absorbed through the cell wall and digested further. This process breaks down grease and cleans your machine parts.
The catalysts mixed with the microbes improve their performance. The microbes continue to multiply themselves throughout the contaminated water, increasing their overall biomass in an exponential manner until all of the available hydrocarbons are consumed. The end result is that the water that was previously polluted with petroleum becomes “clean” – as do your machine parts, with all the hydrocarbons converted to simple compounds found on our planet – water and carbon dioxide.
How is "Bioremediating" different from "Biodegradable"?
Bioremediation is the use of natural biological agents such as microbes to break down or neutralize “hazardous substances” or contaminants. FOR EXAMPLE: In the EcoSafe Washer, natural biological agents or microbes, break down the carbon-based contaminants (grease and oil) and turn them into harmless carbon dioxide and water. Biodegradable means that a substance or mixture is subject to or could be broken down by biological agents into smaller compounds.
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