KB-1® Primer is a product that quickly removes oxygen from water to disperse electron donors and protect anaerobic cultures while they are being injected into aquifers.

Advantages of KB-1® Primer Over Conventional Injection Water Preparation

  • The product easily dissolves in unfiltered municipal tap water and groundwater.

  • Cultures can be injected along with electron donors.

  • No lengthy tank rentals or incubation periods.

  • The product is shipped conveniently packaged in foil pouches or buckets.

  • Works within hours in most water types, not weeks.

  • Anaerobic water can be prepared even at low temperatures.

Anaerobic injection water prepared with KB-1® Primer meets the following criteria:

  • Has an oxidation reduction potential (ORP) of less than -75 millivolts.

  • Helps maintain a pH between 6 and 8.

  • Fosters healthy microbial populations.

Anaerobic Injection Water Preparation

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®, KB-1® Plus, and DGG-Plus cultures contain microorganisms that 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.

SiREM’s KB-1® Primer product quickly produces reducing conditions and preserves culture activity and viability. It’s a simple process that requires few tools, few site visits, and little time.

Discover the benefits of KB-1® Primer!

Contact SiREM for more information on KB-1® Primer and our other remediation products and testing services.