KB-1® Primer is used to prepare anaerobic water to disperse electron donors and protect anaerobic bioaugmentation cultures during injection into aquifers. In the past, production of anaerobic water was time consuming, and often produced water with solids that required filtration and that had pH impacts. SiREM has developed KB-1® Primer as an easy to use product to facilitate anaerobic conditions during remediation injections.
KB-1® and KB-1® Plus cultures contain microorganisms that promote dechlorination of chlorinated solvents. These cultures are strictly anaerobic, which can present challenges during injection into non-reducing aquifers and when electron donor and bioaugmentation cultures are applied simultaneously. KB-1® Primer does not adversely impact bioaugmentation culture activity or viability.
Anaerobic injection water prepared with KB-1® Primer meets the following criteria: