Orb-3 Enzyme FAQ
What is the make-up of Orb-3 enzyme products?
It includes a readily biodegradable blend of select surfactants chosen for their comprehensive emulsification attributes and relatively low order of mammalian and aquatic toxicity; a concentrated, supplemented, mineral and nutrient-rich extract derived from a carefully controlled fermentation; and a broad-spectrum enzyme / amino acid package from a proprietary fermentation of innocuous (GRAS) yeast.
What is the mechanism by which Orb-3 Enzyme Products perform?
The natural process of breaking down organic contaminant involves a series of complex reactions. Orb-3 enzyme products naturally accelerates this process. An intricate interplay between the active ingredients of enzymes and the indigenous bacteria results in a dramatic increase in respiration, as well as a reduction of organic contaminant (BOD, COD, TSS, FOG, odor) depending on how the product is applied and the friendliness of the environment in which it is used.
What is the function of the surfactant blend in Orb-3 enzyme products?
The surfactant blend serves to emulsify the binders that hold organic contaminants together. These surfactants modify the surface tension of the liquid that entrains the contaminant. This modification helps to break apart contaminant particles into smaller pieces and produces more surface area for the surfactant and enzymes to work on. This enables the enzymes 1) to rapidly enhance the indigenous bacteria to act upon (eat) these contaminants, and 2) to allow these bacteria to replicate using minimum energy.
What is the function of the nutrient-rich extract in Orb-3 enzyme products?
Critical to the overall performance of the product, the highly-concentrated, supplemented nutrient package plays a pivotal role in product efficacy by providing the necessary nutrients designed to “kick-start” the indigenous bacteria population. Continued use of Orb-3 enzyme products insure nutrient deficiencies will not inhibit the bacteria’s on-going assault on problem contaminants.
What is the function of the broad-spectrum enzyme base in Orb-3 enzyme products?
In an environment supplemented by surfactants and necessary nutrients, the Orb-3 diverse enzyme blend optimizes and speeds up natural remediation. This blend immediately plugs in and begins cleaving the larger contaminant carbon chains, allowing them to be used by bacteria as a readily digestible food source. This new assimilate-able food source further excites the indigenous bacteria to consume more, replicate faster and bring the system in line. The whole process continues to fuel itself without changing the extent or final result.
Why is there settled material at the bottom of some Orb-3 enzyme product containers?
All Orb-3 enzyme products are concentrated and contain hundreds of organic compounds. Settling is perfectly natural and will not affect the performance of the product. For best results, mix products well before using.
What are the optimal storage conditions for Orb-3 enzyme products, and what is the expected shelf life?
It is best to store all Orb-3 enzyme products at ambient conditions or refrigerate. It is not recommended to expose the product to prolonged temperatures above 120°F, direct sunlight or to allow it to freeze. Shelf life of the products is related to its storage conditions, but under optimal conditions shelf life for Orb-3 Solutions products is one year, and two years for Orb-3 Concentrates and Orb-3 Catalyst products stored under proper conditions. Refrigeration may prolong shelf life. Keep container tightly closed when not in use.
How “SAFE” are Orb-3 enzyme products?
How can Orb-3 enzyme products work in so many different applications?
There are many different Orb-3 product formulations. Each formulation is designed specifically for the different applications in which they are used — the one commonality is that all remediation happens in the same manner in nature. Once the organic contaminant is exposed, the degradation process is the same. With the help of enzymes and the other additives in a specific formulation the process can be accelerated. Regardless of the application, our products are setting up an environment for the indigenous or augmented bacteria to flourish, thus shortening the remediation process considerably, and safely.
Why choose Orb-3 enzyme products?
If you have a natural contaminant issue, Orb-3 enzyme products are the most valuable long-term solution available. Within acceptable parameters, benefits include:
- Cost-effective solutions that treat the heart of the problem, ensuring long term success
- Easy-to-use products that are not hazardous to employees or equipment
- Effective maintenance products which minimize upsets without the negative environmental impact we have come to expect from today’s generation of chemicals.