Creating a Friendly Environment
There are all sorts of environments... you may have left a job that had a hostile work environment; we'd all like a safe environment in our schools; a think tank fosters a creative environment; and Antarctica has an inhospitable environment (sort of like that old job).
If you remember some of your science classes, you'll recall all living and non-living things occur in the natural environment. If we break that down to the unseen, we have a nano environment. That's where cleaning happens on surfaces. It's where germs live and grime accumulates. That's why you should clean first, then sanitize. Remove the crud with a great cleaner and and little elbow grease; then sanitize surfaces to kill any leftover bacteria and pathogens that may remain.
Doing this with the frequency we have been recently, it's responsible to consider ways to lessen the environmental impact of overusing chemicals by choosing more natural solutions when sanitizing isn't required and there's a friendly environment.
So what constitutes a Friendly Environment for cleaning? Can those conditions impact and improve how a natural cleaning solution works? Here's an overview:
To determine whether Orb-3 products for wastewater treatment are a fit for your application...
- Check bacterial plate count — 104 is good, TNTC (Too Numerous To Count) is optimum.
- Check Dissolved Oxygen level — DO should be greater than 2.0, 5.0+ is optimum for aerobic activity.
- Check pH — for biological activity 5 – 8 is optimum.
- Check temperature — 60° - 80°F is good, 100° - 110°F is optimum.
- Check hold time or contact time — increase where possible.
Be sure to limit the following before using enzymes as a bacterial catalyst:
Cations, Acids, Caustics, Biocides, Quaternaries
Do you have questions? Contact Us for more information about optimizing your specific situation.