Basically, bacteria are Nature’s way to degrade organic waste. Different strains of bacteria occur everywhere in nature and their function is to consume and degrade organic waste and break it down until the final byproduct is carbon dioxide and water. Most bacteria need a system pH from 5 to 8, a temperature of 50 to 90 degrees F., a food source (organic waste), and enough water or moisture to support bacterial life.
The bacteria will recognize the presence of different organic waste products in water then will swim over to the food and attach to it using a polysaccharide matrix (bio-film). Then they secrete the appropriate enzymes to break down the waste into microscopic particles that are fed to the bacteria.
The BioS+ bacteria consume organic wastes, grow in size, then duplicate themselves into identical bacteria cells, and continue to replicate to devour the waste completely and eventually degrade it. Under ideal conditions (controlled laboratory environment) a bacteria colony can duplicate in size every 20 minutes. These bacteria are self-regulating because they only stay on the food source until it is degraded. After the organic waste is gone they search for more or just hibernate until more waste is added to the waste water. The bacteria continue to consume and degrade the organic waste until it is depleted or more organic waste is added to the system. BioS+ Bacteria have a normal life cycle, like any other living organism, and are affected by changes in temperature, pH, the lack of oxygen, and any possible presence of chemicals, chlorine, quaternary ammonium sanitizing compounds, solvents, caustics, acids, or other similar products that could kill bacteria or inhibit their growth. “Spore forming” bacteria used in TurFresh BioS+ F Artificial Grass Disinfectant have the ability to encapsulate themselve in a hard shell and basically “go to sleep” if their environment is not able to support their growth. When the environment changes to support bacteria life and growth they wake up, recognize the presence of a food source, and continue to consume, degrade, live and die, in the waste treatment system. “Spore” type bacteria in waste containment systems or treatment systems have the ability to survive and function in the most severe environments.