FAQ's

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Where are the products made?

The  Bio-organic catalysts (BOC’s) products are manufactured in the USA by  Bio-Organic Catalyst, Inc. under patents utilising the highest quality  of ingredients. 


Are the products solid or liquid?

All  of the BOC’s are liquid products.  They are clear, free flowing liquids  that are easily used through small to large dosing pumps, pressure  spray systems, misters and sprinklers.  


Are they safe for humans and animals?

All  the products are an organic liquid that are completely nontoxic, non-hazardous and completely safe to humans, animals, marine life and  plants. 


What is a bio-organic catalysts (BOC)? 

BOC's  (bio-organic catalysts) are organic liquids classified as Organocatalyst's. Organocatalyst's are defined as organic compounds other than enzymes that perform in similar though non limiting ways. 

In  our offerings case, producing a broad based, non-specific, organic  catalysis mechanism uniquely including a high gas transfer function. The products are not oxidizing agents in themselves, but catalyse the transfer of oxygen to biological and chemical oxidation processes when  oxygen is supplied by water, air and/or chemicals.


What then is Organocatalysis in comparison to Organocatalyst's?

In  organic chemistry, the term Organocatalysis (a combination of the terms  “organic” and “catalyst”) refers to a form of catalysis, whereby the  rate of a chemical reaction is increased by an organic catalyst referred  to as an “organocatalyst” consisting of carbon, hydrogen, sulphur and  other non-metal elements found in organic compounds.


How and why are they different to enzymes?

Because  of their similarity in composition and description, they are often  mistaken as a misnomer for enzymes due to their comparable effects on  reaction rates and forms of catalysis involved. 

The big  difference is that Enzymes have a specific job and only work once.  Organocatalyst's are a broad range catalysts that work multiple times,  and they just keep going and going creating great value for money in  comparison to enzymes. 


How do BOC’s work and what do they do?

BOC Technology provides the biological factors for accelerated degradation of organic wastes. 

Unlike  enzymatic and bacterial products, BOC Technology introduces  micro-bubbles, containing oxygen, into the system, which is then made  available to aerobic bacteria. By accelerating the transfer of oxygen  gas exchanges, an essential and fundamental catalyst of ecological  restoration, 

BOC Technology acts directly on nature’s own inherent restorative mechanisms to obtain ultra-clean facilities.

BOC  Technology also contains Bio-Emulsifiers, which rapidly breakdown waste  materials creating a food source for indigenous bacteria. They work  through a unique ability called ‘beta-oxidation’, which acts across the  entire spectrum of organic structures, causing them to break apart into  their constituent components (Hydrocarbons are broken down into carbon  dioxide and water!). 


Where are BOC’s used?

BOC’s  are used across an array industries to solve a number of issues in  waste water treatment, beverage and facilities cleaning, hydrocarbon  cleaning, odour control, anaerobic digestion, composting and animal  care, fats, oils and grease clean up, pulp and paper mills. 


Will a BOC only mask or eliminate odour?

Many  chemicals that are used for odour control just mask or help move the  problem downstream.  BOC based VOC odour management systems provide the  highest performance standards in eliminating noxious odours and  hazardous VOCs.  They neutralize ammonia, hydrogen sulphide and  hydrocarbon type noxious VOC compounds in solid waste, organic  compositing, and sludge treatment.


Can BOC’s be used for cleaning?

Yes.  Traditional cleaners can leave toxic residues which in some cases lead  to re-occurrence of pathogen growth. BOC cleaners have been shown to be  very effective in treating the most difficult waste pollutants,  specifically fats, oils, greases, and hydrocarbons. They unlock a  two-fold cleaning sequence:   1. Wastes are naturally solubilized  (bio-catalysis – broken down into constituent components), and 2.  Accelerated gas transfers provide a deep cleaning effect of the  pollutants. The resulting benefits are that surfaces, substrates, drain  lines, interceptors, garbage dumpsters, etc. are very deeply cleaned and  odour free, leaving behind no residual elements.  

EcoCatalysts™  has a HACCP Australia accreditation meaning it serves a dual purpose as a  powerful cleaning solution as well as providing a permanent solution to  Fats, Oils and Grease build up.


Can a BOC be mixed with sanitizing agents for cleaning?

Yes.   BOC Technology eliminates the drawbacks and limitations of enzymatic  and bacterial products, i.e. incompatibility with sanitizing agents  (bleach or hypo chloride), temperature ranges, and application  restrictions. 

Additionally, BOC Technology is much safer, is non-irritating and nontoxic to all human, animal and marine life.


Can BOC’s be used for Hydrocarbon remediation?

BOC  Technology cleaves the ester bonds in long chain fatty acids and  Hydrocarbons and reduces these pollutants to their constituent  components, carbon dioxide and water. Used by facilities to clean up  accidental spills and also for dry-well treatment. 


Can BOC’s break down Bio-films and Organic Binders?

BOC  Technology breaks down organic binders which eliminate bio-films and  mineralisation. Used in cooling towers, paper mills and treatment plants  to break-down bio-films where pathogens are protected. 

It can be used in conjunction with biocides for a thorough cleaning of the smallest of spaces in the system. 


Can I Use BOC’s in fountains, ponds and swimming pools?

By  breaking down organic binders which eliminate bio-films and mineralisation in water, the water in pools and fountains is rendered  crystal clear, while using less chlorine. Small orifices cannot get  clogged with bio-films. 

There is no worry for the swimmer as they are completely safe to humans being non-toxic and nonhazardous.


Why choose BOC, an Organocatalyst over a chemical?

There  is more and more constant pressure for businesses and government  entities to become greener.  In the past chemicals were seen as the only  alternative for breakdown of organics wastes, sludge, fats, oil and  greases and for cleaning.  

BOC’s is now not only an equivalent to  chemicals in performance, but offers end users the “green” chemistry  that is now superior in performance. 


What rates do the BOC’s need to be applied?

Due  to being highly concentrated liquid technology, BOC’s are applied at  low ppm’s rates, making them an easy and cost effective product to  manage for application, transport and inventory.


How are the BOC’s applied?

BOC’s  are highly concentrated liquid additives which can be injected into a  wastewater stream for quick results prior to entering the primary clarifiers and other channels, or applied through water/air foggers,  water hoses and other types of pressure spray systems, on a highly  diluted basis, directly onto accumulated organic wastes and noxious  odorous conditions.


How often and where do I apply BOC’s?

Being  highly concentrated and using only in ppm’s, consistent daily dosing is  the best practice for ultimate results.  However, each facility is  different and it is important that our technical staff custom fit the  products to best suit your requirements on how often they are applied,  where the best injection location is in your system and at what rate  based on your flow through, waste load and facility use.


Do the products have a shelf life?

BOC’ Shelf life is 2 years from date of manufacture.


What packaging do the products come in?

Product packaging includes 1040L IBC’s, 208L drums and 19L box containing 2 x 9.5L jugs


Can the product be stored outside?

Outside storage only during application, long term storage in cool, dry place undercover.


Who does the installation?

We  or our agents undertake the installation.  As every site is different  we work closely with you to best suit your requirements and where the  product is best to be applied. In some cases product can simply be  applied through already installed systems.  In cleaning facilities it is  just to your standard cleaning equipment.


How often do you check the installation and product rate?

Installations are checked either or bi-monthly depending on the individual installation and the time it has been installed for.


Who can I contact for technical advice?

For  Technical advice or for any question we have free call number 1800 207 009 and our service team is only too pleased to assist.


How can I order product?

Simply  call our Customer service team on 1800 207 009 and they will take you  through the quick and easy process.  For reorder we have a system, if it suits the individual customer, where we have a month’s stock onsite as con-stock.  This ensures that you will not run out of stock if there is a  transport or ordering issue.  Our customer service team can take you  through this system.

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