Bacteria and Enzymes

Unseen power of increased biological activity

Bacteria are a key component in wastewater management, yet not all bacteria are equal. It is not uncommon to see companies representing their effectiveness using bacteria counts as a guide to quality and success, with the implication that all pharmaceutical grade bacteria are equal, and THE barometer for effectiveness of biological wastewater management. In only referencing bacteria counts, it implies that all bacteria are equal, which is incorrect as there is a broad range of bacteria available. All bacteria are not equal.

Moreover, when it comes to wastewater treatment, contrary to the food processing industry, efficacy is the result of diversity and not plate counts. Acti-Zyme blends use Syntrophic Oxidation Bacteria. This consortium of naturally occurring microbes lives symbiotically as a community. They are versatile and are able to cope with very rough environments such as sludge and waste. It is very difficult to plate count this consortium as it is only one or two strains that will be effectively counted. 

Why use a Syntrophic Consortium?

In the formulation of Acti-Zyme, bacteria are only one aspect of the blend. Acti-Zyme’s inhouse propriety formulations contain a broad range of bacteria, enzymes specific to proteins, lipids, carbohydrates and cellulose, supported by buffers and neutralizers all working together to achieve successful treatment in wastewater management.  Many years of trials in real life situations, along with recently conducted technical evaluations of various blends through the University of Calgary, has verified effectiveness of Acti-Zyme products.

Acti-Zyme’s products are fully bio-degradable and ecologically responsible. Its exclusive MET granules make it much more effective than other biologic compounds used for similar purposes. Acti-Zyme Products, Ltd. has a constant commitment to perfect its products continuously through its experience and studies, both on the field and in laboratories and manufacturing plant. This business philosophy has allowed the Acti-Zyme to successfully compete and to remain in the market for 66 years, a feat none of its competitors have achieved.