Product Technical Bulletin


Material Safety Data Sheet



ALKEN CLEAR-FLO® 7018 is a concentrated dry blend of selected naturally occurring bacteria, having the exceptional capability to degrade industrial wastewater containing phenols, detergents and emulsifiers at low temperatures. ALKEN CLEAR-FLO® 7018 finds application in treating wastewater emanating from food plants, the textile industry and general chemical operations where processes such as wool scouring, knitting, weaving, desizing, dyeing, finishing, bleaching, printing and coating generate wastes of the type in question



 Bacteria Count  5 Billion Colony Forming Units/gram
 Appearance  Free flowing brown powder
 Odor  Yeast Like


  • Degrades difficult compounds such as phenols and other hydrocarbons which are toxic to naturally occurring bacteria.
  • Cultures grow in either the presence or absence of oxygen.
  • Effective at temperatures as low as 35 F and as high as 90 F.
  • Effective over a wide pH range (5.9 to 9.0).
  • Non-toxic, non-corrosive, completely safe to handle and store.




 Industrial/Municipal dosage charts
for general application rates. Your Alken-Murray service representative will prescribe both the initial application and the maintenance doses taking into consideration such factors as the total daily influent and effluent, BOD/COD loadings, suspended solids and levels of pesticides or other contaminants. Be aware that a heavy rainfall may bring significant contamination with its runoff, and a one-time dosage equal to the initial application may be needed to restore control. Mechanical aeration may be needed where natural aeration is deficient.


Although product may be applied dry, either loose or in soluble packets, for optimum bacterial performance, we recommend that you hydrate ALKEN CLEAR-FLO® 7018 before application. Thoroughly mix each pound of dry product with two gallons of warm (approx.70 F) water without chlorine. Allow the mixture to hydrate for two hours, stirring vigorously every half hour. After final settling, carefully pour off the top liquid layer for use, squeeze all liquid from the bran that has settled into the liquid and either dispose of the remaining bran, or toss into the system. Avoid use of algaecides, herbicides, and antibiotics when using ALKEN CLEAR-FLO®.



ALKEN CLEAR-FLO® 7018 is packaged in 25, 50 and 500 lb. containers. Store in a cool dry place. Avoid excessive inhalation as well as contact with eyes, skin and open wounds. Wash hands with warm, soapy water after handling.

Update: 02/03/2003

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