Organic Cleaners are safe & environment friendly, but they are also useful in cleaning up the Drainage systems. There is a case study of Drain Care by Ekam Eco.
An endoscopic study on descaling of the Restroom drain pipe with Drain CARE Restroom
5 different drains were setup and studied for gradual uric scale dislodge by the bacterial and enzymic
action using the Drain CARE Restroom.
Process of Scale Degradation
Human urine is a waste product produced in the kidneys that flush out the harmful byproducts produced in the body. Since it is a waste product, it can contain various salts, trace amounts of hormones, protein, carbohydrates, fatty acids and urea.
It is the urea, which degrades into ammonia; It is this ammonia which when released into the atmosphere, contributes to the malodor.
Human urine is made up of about 95% water. And 5% of urea, inorganic salts like chloride, sodium and potassium etc. Fresh urine is considered sterile and almost odourless.
There are other scaling matter which is dosed through the cleaning agents, skin degradation and sweat.
Mixture of all above organic and inorganic matter create non-soluble scum in the drain line and starts choking and eventually smelling
How does it act?
The process of reducing ammonia into Nitrogen and remaining components into Carbon Di-Oxide happens in 2 stages
- Nitrification process:
The oxidation of ammonia (NH4) is performed by nitrosomonas bacteria; which converts ammonia to nitrites (NO2). The nitrobacter species converts nitrites (NO2) into nitrates (NO3).
- Denitrification process:
Denitrification is conversion of nitrates back into Nitrogen gas (N2) completing the Nitrogen Cycle. This process is done by pseudomonas bacterias in a facultative condition.
The Drain CARE Restroom contain facultative bacterial consortium which performs in both aerobic and anaerobic conditions. The bacterial solution typically contain a number of active ingredients, including microbial spores and surfactants that are used to tackle uric acid and odour.
When the Drain CARE Restroom is dosed in the drain lines of restroom and come in contact with the waste the spores start the ingestion and digestion process. The spores becomes active ‘good’ bacteria that ‘feed’ upon the waste and then multiply. The culture with waste flow is carried across the drainage pipe. In a due course of time entire colony of microbes spurs up in the pipeline till the sewage treatment plant (STP).
The bacterial colony then deals with scales, ammonia and other mal-odor problems as explained above. In addition to the odor control the drain line pipes get auto cleaned as there is no accumulation of waste.
In a nutshell the microbes brakes down the malodorous compounds into simpler compounds that do not have any odor.