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'B' range Powder products overview

Our ‘B’ range of products are renowned by those who use them as the very best anywhere in the world. This is because they have been skilfully developed over many years, each one targeted at a specific pollutant.

Each individual BIO-SYSTEMS powder product contains a specially formulated range of adapted high-performance microorganisms developed from ubiquitous, natural cultures for use in the biological treatment of effluent streams. As well as microorganisms, BIO-SYSTEMS powders contain surface tension depressants and penetrants that loosen and liquefy heavy deposits of contaminants, thereby assisting in their biodegradation.

Our cultures are highly concentrated for maximum performance in the field. The average viable cell count of most products exceeds five billion per dry gram.

Note: Unless otherwise stated, all products in the B range are brown granular powders packed in 250g transparent soluble pouches that dissolve in approximately five minutes when immersed in water. They are packed 40 per sealed 10kg bucket.

Research and development

There is no one-size-fits-all in microbial activity. The selection process is thorough and time consuming, playing one variety off against another to assess the most effective mixture of microorganisms for the job. All this is done in state-of-the-art laboratories by qualified scientists.

Ongoing research ensures that each product is kept at peak efficacy. Technology reveals newly discovered varieties of microbes, which by trial, test and eventual substitution (if suitable) are found to exert superior efficiency in the degradation of the target contaminant. Whereas many bacteria will adapt to degrade an alternative ‘non-targeted’ degradable substrate when denied their preferred ‘food’, this takes time to evolve. For example, when oil spills into a field, by virtue of the fact that there is no oil there already, there won’t be any oil-degrading bacteria in the soil. The resident bacteria will eventually adapt to feed off and then degrade the oil. However, in the meantime the oil will be free to soak lower and contaminate the water table causing widespread pollution. If we spread BIO-SYSTEMS B350 – which is targeted at oil – it will immediately go to work, catching and degrading the oil before it spreads. Some authorities say that the bacteria are already in the soil and just need nutrients and food… This is correct, but the biological cycle takes time to rotate and become effective, by which time the damage may have already been done.

Noteworthy points:

  • We have identified different groups of microbes that prefer different ‘diets’.
  • These varieties have been selected into products targeted at their preferred food source. There are quite a number of these and most of them are showcased on our Product table.
  • Each product is aimed at degrading a particular contaminant present in a particular effluent stream.
  • Mixed effluents may require mixed products, but these are usually inter-compatible. The great advantage to the customer is that we are able to advocate the very best mixture with which to remove COD from his effluent stream.

Environmental impact

When used as directed the BIO-SYSTEMS B range is safe. Our products are natural and harmless to people, clothing and the environment and they are completely biodegradable.

When applied to effluent treatment facilities the BIO-SYSTEMS B range assists in:

  1. Helping to establish a biomass capable of handling difficult wastes;
  2. Reducing the accumulation of unsightly and frequently odoriferous deposits of contaminants;
  3. Increasing the efficiency of overloaded treatment systems, by ‘buying back’ processing capacity;
  4. Preventing the blocking, ponding and possible collapse of drainage pipes and filter-bed media;
  5. Significantly reducing odour problems; and
  6. Enhancing BOD and COD removal while improving sludge settlement.


BIO-SYSTEMS B products contain a range of microorganisms that include aerobic and facultative anaerobic bacteria. Selected from their natural environment, these bacteria have been adapted to give optimum performance in degrading contaminants by providing the normal mechanism for the selection of the biomass population with the opportunity to change its make-up in a matter not usually available. By this we mean that our bugs are a selected team of experts in their field - like the best 11 boys in a school cricket side. But like all trained athletes, they are prone to injury and have to be replaced as they become damaged by ‘organic inhibitors’ such as strong chemicals or detergents.


Our B powder products use BIO-SYSTEMS' unique water soluble pouch system, making dosing clean, easy and fuss free.

Typical packaging is in individual 250g soluble pouches packed 40 per sealed plastic bucket.


  BIO-SYSTEMS soluble pouches
and sealable plastic bucket


  1. Using our Product table, or as advised by one of our consultants, select the product you need.
  2. Assess the damage/extent of spill and request guidance in terms of product dosage required.
  3. It is generally best to apply the product at the ‘head’ of the works or effluent treatment system, that way it will work throughout the stream, benefiting the entire system.
  4. Being an air-dried powder, the product needs to re-hydrate so that the microorganisms become active. This usually takes 25–45 minutes after the pouch has dissolved (allow five minutes for the product to escape the envelope) in effluent water more or less 20°C, so make due allowances.
  5. If time is a problem you can rip the pouch open, thus saving five minutes.
  6. If you need immediate action, pre-soak by opening the pouches and scattering into a bucket of effluent water drawn from the stream, and allow to ‘steep’ with occasional stirring for 45 minutes. (Allow 1kg per 5lt, but ensure all the ‘grit’ in the bottom is cast into the stream too).
  7. The soluble pouches can be skimmed across calm water, as well as in and under overhanging trees and bushes -  typical of sewage and oil spills in lakes and rivers.
  8. When dosing reed infested lagoons and slow waterways with grass floating at the edges, ‘bowl’ (throw over arm, like when throwing a stick for a dog) the pouches up and over the reeds – listen for the splash as they hit the water.
  9. If quick action is required, tear the pouches slightly, pinch between the fingers and cast into the effluent. The pouches will discharge on contact.
  10. Often, especially in fast flowing streams, it pays to dose before the plant thereby ensuring that the product is fully active when it arrives.
  11. When dosing swiftly-flowing sewers, pre-soak the product and then slop into street man-holes in 2lt globs. A slow sewer can be temporarily blocked with a ‘pig’ (short-term obstruction in the pipe) to permit product penetration.
  12. With sewage pumping stations, it is generally accepted to dose the up-line unit before the one in which odour and fat are a problem; giving the product time to prevent fermentation (odour generation) in the rising main.

For a complete list of BIO-SYSTEMS B powder products and their target pollutants click on our Product table. Also visit our Case histories.

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Whatever the effluent problem BIO-SYSTEMS has the product that will solve it, naturally. For comprehensive information on how click on Municipal, Domestic, Industrial and Agricultural.

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