The technology was given birth by Dr. Teruo Higa of Ryukyu University in Okinawa, Japan during
“This is a microbial treatment process that we hope could be sustainable and this is about the use of effective microbes as a way to bio-remediate,” said Dr. Arnil Emata, an aquaculturist and zoologist, who worked with a company based in Bukidnon province.
The Bukidnon-based company developed and came out with a product two years ago, both in liquid and powder form. The powder form can be applied to the wastewater, while the liquid form can be diluted into water at a ratio of 1 liter to 100 liters of water, before it will be sprayed to wastes which will turn the solid waste into soil in a short span of time since it will work in digesting the garbage.
The microbes that they are using are naturally-occurring. Its benefits to ecosystem include nutrient availability in the soil, disease control and management, rapid decomposition, probiotic, removal and reduction of foul odor and treatment of wastewater effluents.
Present in the product is yeast which work for the degradation of organic products. Other elements presents are Lactic acid bacteria, Photosynthetic bacteria, Actinomycetes and Fungi.
He explained that the newly-dumped waste should be spread out at 4 to 5 inches thickness and then sprayed with it.
“Ang gagawin lang ay dump-spread-spray. Kahit residual ay na de-degrade at slowly bumababa kasi nagiging powderized na (ang solid wastes) at hindi na ganun mapupuno ang landfill. Even residual (wastes) can turn into soil,”
Through the initiative of the City Environment and Natural Resources Office, water samples have been collected from the leachate pond and shock dose of 20 kilos of powder form of the product was applied.
Dr. Emata said that he was accompanied by the personnel of City ENRO during the collection of water sample from the leachate pond and during the application of the powder form of the product.
The product introduced is likewise applicable for use in agriculture, and livestock such as poultry and piggery farm.
“If you have chicken manure right now ay
The most significant benefit of the product is the restoration of the high nutrient and productivity of the soil as a result of the multiplication of beneficial microbes that will stay on the soil.
“The beneficial microbes mas
He further said that the price of their product is only P500 per liter for liquid form and P500 per kilo for the powder form, which is cheaper compared to the imported probiotic products at P3000 to P4000 per liter.
Dr. Emata said that the Tourism Industry Economic Zone Authority (TIEZA) funded P300-million sanitary landfill in Albuquerque, Bohol province that
“May leachate treatment plant doon at may fishpond pa doon, gamit ang effluent na lumalabas at nagpapatunay na hindi nakamamatay ng isda,” he said.
He said that in Iligan City, there was a significant result within 18 hours after applying