Bionetix’s biotechnology helps formulators put natural cleaning power of microbes to work


It is easy to think of microbes as harmful organisms that spread disease. However, in the case of penicillin, there are actually many non-pathogenic microorganisms that can be placed to good use. Like Bionetix, the company uses microorganisms for everyday cleaning, waste maintenance, odour control, and a host of other applications that can benefit both the user and environment.

HYGIEA2400 is an example of Bionetix’s multiple spore blend concentrate for formulating products with cleaning power and odour control. It contains “good” bacteria that biodegrade specific compounds such as grease, fats, oils, starches, proteins and cellulose. Microorganisms in HYGIEA2400 use these substances for food, leaving behind carbon dioxide and water as non-hazardous by-products.

HYGIEA2400 can be used to formulate a wide array of products used for carpet and fabric care; trap and drain maintenance for grease deposits and odour control; waste degradation in septic tanks, wastewater systems and compositing environments; bathroom maintenance of fixtures and floor drains; and odour control in garbage pails, dumpsters, garbage trucks, landfills and municipal sludge.

One distributor of natural cleaning products in Russia used HYGIEA2400 to formulate a ready-to-use product that helped reduce sewage contaminant discharge levels at a shopping centre in Moscow. The average level of contaminants released in the sewage had exceeded discharge limits for FOG, BOD5, COD, and TSS in 2016. From April to December of 2017, the shopping centre applied the product containing HYGIEA2400 and noticed a two to three times drop in contaminant indicator levels in just the first month.

HYGIEA2400 has a pleasant fragrance and comes ready-to-dilute in a 10X or 20X format. It can be used undiluted in cases of high organic waste. Rinse-water containing HYGIEA2400 will also provide residual cleaning downstream.