MuckAway Bacteria & Enzymes Study
Test: Lake Sandord, Saginaw, MichiganStudy Parameters & Applications:
The information in this study is designed to show how MuckAway's™
individual strains of bacteria and enzymes are tested in lab situations and synthesized to work in real World situations with many outside environmental factors. MuckAway
tablets manufactured by Airmax®
, were utilized in this study and label application rates were used. MuckAway tablet application rates are as follows:Up to 1,000 Square Feet = 1 Scoop Every 2 - 4 Weeks
In any pond or lake environment, sludge and odor build-up from the natural organic breakdown of uneaten fish food, fish waste, plant waste, and fertilizer run-off. All of which are made up of fats, oils, greases, starch, and proteins. The laboratory tests found in this study show how the bacteria and enzymes found in MuckAway tablets work to degrade these compounds in aquatic environments and remove sludge.
Lake Sandford, Saginaw, Michigan
Test Duration: 2 Months Using 3 ApplicationsA customer started using MuckAway tablets to combat the black muck that had accumulated on the beach. Each year water levels in Lake Sanford dropped in order to handle the flow of new water in spring. While the water level was down it exposed the first 20 feet of the property's shoreline beach area. After applying the MuckAway tablets for 2 months, 7 feet of muck was removed. See the comparison pictures between the test beach and the neighbor's beach to the left:
THE DEGRADATION OF A TEST PROTEIN BY 2 STRAINS OF MUCKAWAY TABLETS
THE DEGRADATION OF STARTCH BY TWO STRAINS IN MUCKAWAY VS/ COMPETITOR
The graph above shows the degradation of starch (organic waste materials) by two strains in MuckAway tablets versus competitors' strains. As the substrate is degraded the oxygen saturation decreases. The MuckAways strains show better degradation of starch versus the competition.
THE DEGRADATION OF GLYCEROL (LIPDS/FATS) BY 2 STRAINS IN MUCKAWAY TABLETS VS. COMPETITOR
The graph above shows the degradation of glycerol (lipids and fats) by two strains in MuckAway tablets versus a competitor. As the substrate is degraded the % oxygen saturation decreases. The MuckAway strains show good degradation on glycerol versus a competitor.
Fatty compounds are found in fish foods, fish wastes, and water foul wastes. Breaking down these substances where sludge is present is critical when breaking down and removing sludge from pond and lake bottoms.
THE DEGRADATION OF STEARIC ACID FROM BEEF TALLOW BY THREE STRAINS IN MUCKAWAY TABLETS
The graph above shows the degradation of stearic acid (fats from animals and plants) by three strains in MuckAway tablets. As the substrate is degraded the % duration decreases.
Technical Specifications For MuckAway Tablets
||Cellulosic material, starches, surfactants, sludge-volume, malodors.
||2 Billion CFU's bacillus spores + pseudomonas.
||Bacillus spore blend + pseudomonas.
||Tan tablet with earthy odor.
(Available in Canadian approved (CB) formulation).
||Effective pH Range: 4.0 - 11.0
Temperature Range: 45-120°F (5-50°F)
||36 Pound Containers
||24 Months (in origional unopened container)