As each bacteria eats a portion of the toxin it makes avaliable nutrients for the next species.
In this way they work together recycling nutrients in soil and water, improving both.
I The SLURPITS® is a patented reservoir created by a symbiotic relationship between hydrophobic and hydrophilic fibers and a proprietary blend of selected Non-GMO bacteria, archaea and fungi that have been proven to break down hydrocarbons and other toxins in the environment. These “bugs” colonize the body of the SLURPIT with a biofilm, adapting their populations to the availability of their food sources. This is what occurs naturally in any waterbody or soil.
We have mimicked the functions of a wetland or coral, creating a living machine that absorbs and digests some of the most virulent toxins that today are going untreated into our water supply. There are over 50 strains of organisms, all certified pathogen free with over 100 billion cells per gram before they grow. They are active in a temperature range between 32 degrees and 120 degrees Fahrenheit, yet the fabric holds the oil as it is eaten.
The concentration of pollutants, PH, salinity and oxygen availability all effect the rate of digestion. The ecosystem of the SLURPITS® has specialists that eat light oils, pesticides and pharmaceuticals as well as heavy oils, wax and cellulose. They all work together cleaning the water as nature intended. This is a completely safe, non-toxic method to clean the water.
Safety Data Sheets and pathogen free certifications are available upon request. These products are used today to remediate soil and water spills of oil and to remediate excess nutrients in rivers and reservoirs that cause algae blooms.
SLURPITS® are designed for nonpoint source pollution in the watershed. An oil or chemical spill requires notification of the EPA and the Coast Guard. Then it must be cleaned by a registered hazardous materials contractor. SLURPITS are not a replacement for a cleanup, rather they deal with the tiny drips that constantly enter the watershed mostly undetected or reported.
Our BTI blend added monthly to any SLURPIT, provides mosquito control that is safe for bees, pets and people. The mosquito larvae in the storm drain eats the BTI then the bacteria creates crystals that kills it from within.
This only affects black fly and mosquito leaving the ecosystem safe. Contact us for details.