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ALKEN CLEAR-FLO® 4103 is a concentrated liquid formulation of selectively adapted bacterial cultures that accelerate breakdown and removal of oily material (fats, grease and oil), whether of animal or vegetable origin. ALKEN CLEAR-FLO® 4103 is formulated especially for use in treating wastewater emanating from food processing industries involved with meat and poultry packing, cheese and vegetable oil manufacturing, dairy processing, rendering, etc., rapidly digesting floating and/or solidified oils and greases to rapidly solve major operations problems.. The intentional omission of surfactants, dyes and fragrance expands the jurisdictions that allow application of this unique formula.

ALKEN CLEAR-FLO® 4103 is also ideal for use as a 4X-NF manufacturing concentrate for production of ALKEN CLEAR-FLO® 4100 or "private-label" equivalent products.



 Bacteria count:  104 million CFU/ml (394 billion CFU/gallon))
 Appearance: Straw color, slightly turbid, pungent musty odor
 pH:  7.5 - 8.5
 Shelf-Life:  Six (6) months when stored at cool room temperature; One (1) year, when stored refrigerated. See MSDS



  • Cultures grow in either the presence or absence of oxygen.
  • Contains NO surfactants, dyes or fragrance.
  • Non-toxic, non-corrosive, safe to handle and store, environmentally safe.
  • Product cultures produce the following key enzymes, as required for digestion of food industry wastes: esterase, lipase, protease, amylase, cellulase, xylanase, lecithinase, alpha & beta-galactosidase, phosphoamidase, acid & alkaline phosphatase.
  • Significantly reduces odors by targeting fatty-acid secondary metabolites: Acetic, Butyric, Isobutyric, Oleic, Palmitic, Propionic, Stearic and Valeric acids.
  • Cultures can digest phenolic sanitizers and surfactants in wastewater.
  • Effective over a wide temperature range 38 deg. F to 145 deg. F (3 deg. to 63 deg. C)
  • Effective over a wide pH range (5.5 to 9.0).



ALKEN CLEAR-FLO® 4103 may may conveniently be added manually, or automatically, using a chemical metering pump. See Industrial/municipal dosage charts, substituting 1 gallon of this liquid product where one (1) lb. of powdered product is prescribed in the USA dosage chart.., posted to the Alken-Murray Corporation website. Calculate dosages by cross-referencing system flow rate with level of COD. If using the USA dosage chart, substitute one (1) gallon of this product where one (1) lb. of powdered product is prescribed on the chart. If using the metric dosage chart, substitute 3.8 Liters of this product for each 1 Kg of powdered product prescribed.


Use of ALKEN CLEAR-FLO® 4103 as a 4X-NF Manufacturing Concentrate:  Bacterial cultures tend to settle to the bottom of the pail or drum during storage, so be sure to blend product thoroughly for at least 15 minutes (use bung-entering overhead stirrer or drill with paint-stirrer attachment, prior to pouring contents into clean mixing tank. Refill drum with clean water, emptying into mixing tank. Then add "approved surfactant(s)"*, dyes and/or fragrance you desire to include in your finished product and then add water to complete dilution to 25% of original product. Inclusion of up to 6% of "approved surfactant(s)"* will effectively increase the shelf-life of the finished, diluted product from the 6 months of this concentrate to a full 1 year shelf-life, if stored at cool room temperature. Whenever possible, use oversize packaging with filter-vented lids, when packaging liquid products that include gram-negative, vegetative cultures. For example, to package 5 gallons of CF 4100, Alken-Murray uses a 6 gallon NAM-PAK pail with Teflon-filtered vent in the pour-spout. See Alken-Murray's See Alken-Murray's Supplier Links for Nam-Pak and Freund Container

*Ask "Valerie" for your copy of Alken-Murray's "Approved Additives" Document, which reports test results for various potential surfactants, fillers, dyes, fragrances,



ALKEN CLEAR-FLO® 4103 is packaged in 5- gallon plastic pails with pour-spout and handle or 55-gallon closed-head plastic drums.. Minimum order 10 x 5 gallon pails or 1 x 55 gallon drum. Store in a cool dry place. Avoid contact with eyes, skin and open wounds. Wash hands with warm, soapy water after handling.

Update: 04/27/2006

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