The Beneficial Bacteria Behind BioFilm Buster Pro
BioFilm Buster Pro is an OMRI Certified microbial solution that is formulated using beneficial bacteria that not only rapidly break down biofilm clogs, but also break down mineral, scale and other organic compound clogs. Unlike acid/peroxide or other chemical treatments, Biofilm Buster Pro is an organic solution that won’t harm plants or soil and can be used throughout the plant’s growing cycle. In most cases, it takes just 8 hours to restore irrigation lines and emitters to 100% functionality.
How do BioFilm Buster Pro’s beneficial bacteria clear irrigation line clogs?
To understand this, we first have to know what causes irrigation clogs. When water mixed with fertilizer and other additives runs through an irrigation line, this mixture carries small nutrient particles and microbes that settle when the system is turned off. The microbes then begin to attach to the irrigation line with the fertilizer nutrients acting as food to these microbes so they will begin to grow.
Every time the irrigation line is used, this process repeats itself, until eventually the microbes form a biofilm clog large enough to block the line or emitters. Biofilm clogs are partly comprised of slimy, sticky extracellular polymeric substances (EPS) made by the biofilm bacteria.
All of the compounds present in EPS – polysaccharides (carbohydrates), proteins, and DNA/RNA (nucleic acids)– are made up of macromolecules. Macromolecules are very large organic molecules that are created by the polymerization of smaller subunits.
This means that these compounds consist of long chains of small similar units – for example a polysaccharide consists of a long chain of monosaccharides (simple sugars), a protein consists of a long chain of amino acids, and nucleic acids (DNA/RNA) consist of a chain of nucleotides.
“Organic” means the backbone of these macromolecules consists of a carbon-based chain, with hydrogen and oxygen also present (other elements can also be present, but C, H, and O must be present).
In order to break down the EPS and clear irrigation line clogs, the treatment must have the ability to rapidly break down these macromolecules.
The proprietary formula for BioFilm Buster Pro is optimized for this EPS digestion activity because its beneficial bacteria has the ability to rapidly remove irrigation line and emitter clogs , restoring irrigation systems to 100% capacity.