SEBS Denitrifying Function


Denitrifying SEBS Bacteria are called Chemoautotrophic or Chemolithotrophs depending on the genera (Nitrosomonas, Nitrosococcus, Nitrobacter, Nitrococcus) bacteria that grow by consuming inorganic nitrogen compounds. Many species of SEBS nitrifying bacteria have complex internal membrane systems that are the location for key enzymes in nitrification process ammonia monooxygenase which oxidizes ammonia to Hydroxylamine, and Nitrite Oxidoreductase, which oxidizes nitrite to nitrate.

The specially formulated and cultured SEBS microbes actively compete for the nutrients in the water. The bacteria used in SEBS bioaugmentation process are selected specifically for their ability to degrade organic material, and nitrify ammonia and because of the high CFU counts (colony forming units) do so at an accelerate rate.  If the ammonia levels are particularly high, then nitrifying bacteria should also be added to the pond.

These bacteria consume the nutrients in the water.  The microbes ingest carbon, nitrogen, phosphorous at a ratio of 100:10:4. In the presence of calcium carbonate and high pH, an insoluble phosphorous is created by the death of the microbes.  This reduces the amount of bio-available nutrients that are then available for the algae and pathogenic strains of bacteria.  Nutrient levels are reduced.  They limit the presence of pathogenic microorganisms.  pH is stabilized as ammonia concentration is reduced.