EKO GEA vs. Microbes*
                                                                 A Competitive Technology Comparison...
Microbe Facts:
       Microbes can eliminate or neutralize many toxic compounds in the                   Certain microbes ...
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Eko Gea Vs Microbes A Competitive Analysis


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A competitive technology analysis between microbial companies and EKO GEA's novel biological additive in waste treatment

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Eko Gea Vs Microbes A Competitive Analysis

  1. 1. EKO GEA vs. Microbes* A Competitive Technology Comparison Product Feature EKO GEA (not a microbe) Microbes EKO GEA Advantages Must be grown in a lab or reactor, sometimes weeks Dilution in water , then add or before being able to use them Ease-of-Application apply No growing time – ready for immediate application Some require a reactor (capital expense) for administration Specific microbes are not suited for all environments: EKO GEA bio-activates microbes already present in the It is impossible to maintain a “stable” of effective environment. Any organic waste treatment microbes for every application. § EKO GEA will occasionally introduce its Rhodobacter Flexibility/Suitability and some inorganic apps. capsulatus or Bacillus bacteria in applications It is impossible to know what specific microbe will be suitable for each specific application – one microbe (hydrocarbon cleaning), or when biology is dead (biogas species does not fit all… fermentation “stuck” or “sour”) Better nutrition that lasts. EKO GEA is rich in EKO GEA is its own complex, Microbes require feeding and often run out of the nutrients oligosaccharides (complex long-chain sugars) + trace Nutrient Source complete, bio-available nutrient “on the job” (microbe products are usually mixed with simple elements. EKO GEA is the difference between a balanced source sugars as nutrient/energy source) meal and a sugary snack for microbes. Immediate bio-chemical effect in reduction of odours, Ion-exchange A biological ion-exchanger - no ion-exchange capacity - heavy metals, nitrate/phosphorous , etc. EKO GEA doesn’t die off – it is a 3rd-party nutrient source Re-application Require constant re-feeding, re-seeding of microbes – they Only with new, incoming waste and protector which harnesses microbes which are already Requirements die off and need replacement - endlessly in-situ (hidden costs w/ EKO GEA competitors) Contains Alginates which EKO GEA means naturally-occurring microbes already in the Microbial Protection provide a physical gel-like - no protective capacity - environment are not as vulnerable to toxins and are able to barrier against toxins do their work without having to be replaced Microbes must be grown up before use EKO GEA is flexible and always ready to use and apply Mix Incubate in an incubator at required temperature for No forward planning required Strain for certain spray required amount of time (2-3 weeks) Preparation/Shelf life applications if nozzle size No “lost stock” Mix with nutrients (yeast, sugar, trace elements), apply No hidden costs related to preparation requirements and requires with req’d amount of nutrients and keep applying shelf life Use within days after preparation or stock is lost (dead) Storage Keep out of direct sunlight Refrigeration often required for live bacterial culture Low-cost storage & transport *Microbes = various commercial competitors of EKO GEA which use microbes as the principal additive § Current estimate of the total number of different species of microbes is about 5 billion. 1
  2. 2. Microbe Facts: Microbes can eliminate or neutralize many toxic compounds in the Certain microbes can transform the following compounds into environment. other non-toxic or less toxic forms. These include heavy metals o Bioremediation is the most economical and most efficient way to such as selenium, arsenic, mercury and uranium; fertilizers, reduce toxic waste. including nitrate and phosphate; and runoff from mining o Natural bioremediation often happens very, very slowly. This is operations. The following inorganic toxic compounds have why we need EKO GEA (speeds + feeds + cleans + shelters microbes that can transform them in some way: microbes) Problems can arise if the chosen microbes for a particular job aren't well o Mercury in batteries suited to life in their new environment o Nitrite - fertilizer runoff Some microbes are very good at degrading certain toxins. If microbes that o Selenium degrade oil, for example, are not present in an environment where oil has o Arsenic been spilled, EKO GEA can add oil-degrading microbes to that o Uranium environment. Our microbes are grown in our lab and encapsulated for o Acid mine drainage later use. Adding microbes to solve challenging bioremediation problems is Many compounds can be degraded by microbes, including the not a sure thing. EKO GEA leap-frogs this challenge by bio- following: activating – feeding, protecting, sheltering a FULL RANGE of o Organic weed killers (herbicide) microbes for the applications to which they are already suited, o Oil and hydrocarbons acclimatised, and in-situ. EKO GEA can also enhance the o PCB's polychlorinated biphenyls (insulator-coolants in performance of microbes added to environments for specific tasks. electric power plant transformers) o DDT 1,1,1-trichloro-2,2-bis(p-chlorophenyl) ethane - an EKO GEA has other attributes other than its bio-activity (microbial organic insect killer (pesticide) enhancement). Ion-exchange is one of our important product features, o Plastic and microbes do not offer this capability. o Detergents EKO GEA d.o.o. Ul. M. Grevenbroich 13 3000 Celje SLOVENIA Tel. + 386 3491 07 60 Email: info@ekogea.com English: Tel: UK +44 208 144 0102 US: + 1(217) 731-4744 Email: mkeenan@ekogea.com www.ekogea.com 2