What benefits does Biocat 3000 provide?
- Removes solid waste residue from storage structures
- Allows use of the full capacity of the pit or lagoon
- Helps to break-down straw, twine and other materials
- Reduces ammonia emissions and other odors
- Increases the nutrient available for crop production in manure applied to farm fields
How does Biocat 3000 work?
Biocat 3000 breaks down the solid waste materials that can accumulate in manure pits and lagoons so more of the storage capacity may be used. It also reduces odor and releases more of the nutrients in manure so they are available for crop production. The pit or lagoon should be treated after each pumping until all of the solids are liquefied and the facility is clean. Then, periodic treatments at a lower application rate may be used to prevent solids from reforming. Biocat 3000 is completely non-toxic when used as recommended.
What ingredients are in Biocat 3000?
All of the ingredients in Biocat 3000 are natural, and the product is completely non-toxic when used as recommended. The product contains enzymes and other biological compounds that are designed to multiply the microbes that decompose animal wastes. Biocat 3000 also contains a surfactant that helps to disperse the product throughout the manure pit or lagoon. Unlike other waste decomposition products, Biocat 3000 does not contain any live bacteria or other microorganism cultures.
What results can I expect from Biocat 3000?
The following photos show a manure slurry pit that was nearly full before we started the initial treatment with Biocat 3000. The manure solids were so deep in this pit that the surface was fully crusted and there were weeds and small trees growing in the manure (photo on left). Although we are usually able to completely clean manure solids from waste pits in 12 months or less, this pit required nearly 18 months due to the severity of the problem. However, Biocat 3000 did clean the pit down to the concrete floor of the tank (photo on right). The table that follows the pictures summarizes the progress achieved by Biocat 3000.
|Sludge Depth||2.5 feet||1.2 feet||21 weeks|
|Biological Oxygen Demand (BOD)||300 mg/L||190 mg/L||35 days|
|BOD is a measure of waste treatment efficiency (lower is better)|
|Total Suspended Solids (TSS)||950 mg/L||380 mg/L||35 days|
|TSS is a measure of waste density (lower is better)|
|Ammonia (NH3)||2.6 mg/L||1.0 mg/L||28 days|
|NH3 is a measure of odor emissions (lower is better)|
|Nitrate (NO3)||2.7 mg/L||4.2 mg/L||28 days|
|NO3 is a measure of available nitrogen (higher is better)|
How do I apply Biocat 3000?
We generally recommend that you apply Biocat 3000 to waste facilities soon after you pump manure because we want to treat the remaining solids. You should use one gallon of Biocat 3000 for each 10,000 gallons of residual solids that remain in the manure pit or lagoon after it is pumped. Each gallon of product should be diluted in at least 10 gallons of water to ensure adequate coverage of the remaining waste. You can spray or distribute the diluted product across the entire surface of the manure pit or lagoon to achieve uniform coverage, and you may want to stir or agitate the remaining solids (if possible) to help mix the product throughout the remaining waste. The computation for gallons of remaining waste depends on the type of manure storage facility.
For More Information
For more information on Chandler Biocat 3000, call (309) 659-7773 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.