How are EatOils™ products different from enzymes?
The breaking down of the substrate is fundamentally what gives bacteria their cleaning efficiency. The use of bacteria rather than enzymes alone is key. Enzymes, although effective initially, only provide a benefit to the product during the initial application if used alone. In this respect they work in a similar manner to the surfactants contained within cleaning products.
Bacteria as used in EatOils™ products, however, provide a very distinct advantage in that they continue to produce enzymes to break down the available substrates. In conclusion the use of selected beneficial bacteria within a product makes the product itself a ‘microbial’, ‘bacterial’, ‘probiotic’ or biological product. EatOils™ products are microbials.
Microbial cleaning takes advantage of naturally occurring microbes to remove a wide variety of contaminants from various surfaces. The method is based on the affinity of microbes for hydrocarbons which are digested, producing harmless carbon dioxide, water and soluble fatty acids. The microbes are nonpathogenic and are safe to handle and dispose.
The process is environmentally friendly and is less expensive than solvent cleaning, but it is not applicable to high precision cleaning applications. Typical applications include parts washing; oil and grease removal from concrete and other floor surfaces, and from drains and grease traps; cleaning and disinfection in healthcare facilities; cleaning of historical artworks and structures; and household and institutional cleaning applications.