Biotechnology, and in particular the process of
bioaugmentation, attempts to harness natures power to serve industry. All
organic material is eventually broken down, to be returned to the
environment in elemental form. This natural process is undertaken by a
number of methods, the most important being the action of microbes.
Micro-organisms are too small to ingest large organic
molecules, and will therefore try to pre digest their food source in their
immediate environment. The small nutrients produced are then easily
absorbed through the cell membrane. These are converted to water and
carbon dioxide (CO2) as they are metabolised to provide the
microbe with energy. Extra-cellular digestion is undertaken by enzymes
that are secreted by the bacteria. An enzyme is a biological catalyst
(derived from a living organism) that will accelerate the rate of a
biochemical reaction without being changed themselves or taking part in
Enzymes are specific to the type of reaction they catalyse and the
substrates that they act on. A couple of important examples of this are
Bacterial Amylase - In simpler terms the amylase cleaves the
molecular bond of long chain carbohydrates (starch) to yield smaller
molecules (glucose monomers).
Lipase - breaks down animal and plant fats, oils and grease.
Protease (Subtilisin) hydrolyses the peptide bonds of proteins,
producing short polypeptides and free amino acids. Protease breaks down
Cellulase - hydrolysis the bonds of cellulose which is the main
constitute of all plant cell walls.
ß-Glucanase - helps break down beta-linked glucose polymers often
associated with grains.
Enzymes are organic chemicals and not living cell and therefore are unable
to reproduce themselves. Bacteria are the source of these catalytic
chemicals. The synergistic blends of organisms employed in our products
were selected for their ability to produce these, as well as other,
important extra-cellular enzymes that operate on specific substrates. They
were also selected for their ability to reproduce exponentially.
It should be noted that as these are living organisms. Their reproduction
is influenced by variables in their environment such as temperature, food
source, pH and oxygen level. If conditions in the environment change, then
the bacteria form spores. Sporalation is a means by which the bacteria
protect themselves. The organisms in microbial products are stabilised
after fermentation by forcing them to form spores allowing for safe
distribution and a good shelf life. All of our products are biodegradable
and non toxic to the environment or humans.
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