Microbe Sponge Booms, 6" x 4" on 4' Lanyard with Dissolving Tablets, pack/6

Microbe Sponge Booms, 6" x 4" on 4' Lanyard with Dissolving Tablets, pack/6

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6" x 4" x 1"


UltraTech ultra microbe boom offers polyethylene foam specially used in ultra-microbe booms which help it in floating on the surface of the water as it absorbs oil.


  • Removes grease and oil from catch basins naturally and safely.
  • 4-feet lanyard.
  • Microbes are all released as tablets where they are housed dissolve.
  • Booms can be easily dropped in or even tied off in catch basins, water or oil separators.
  • Uses specially treated polyethylene foam in Ultra-microbe booms which allow it to float on water surface as well as during absorption of oil.


  • Specially-treated polyethylene foam used in Ultra-Archaea Booms allows it to float on the water’s surface while also absorbing oil.
  • Microbe tablets (6) are inserted into slits in the foam sleeves — extended water contact causes the tablets to slowly dissolve, releasing the microbes into the water.
  • Booms can be dropped in, or tied off in catch basins (lanyards included), oil/ water separators or other areas where oily water can collect.
  • Dimensions:  6" x 4" x 1" (152mm x 102mm x 25mm).

Ultra-Archaea Booms® are designed to be applied directly to any water system that requires bioremediation (catch basins, containment sumps, drain inlets, etc.). For best effect, the microbes should be applied upstream of the affected area.

Tether the Ultra-Archaea Boom to a stationary retrieval point. The Ultra-Archaea Boom will float on the surface of the water and move with the current (if any). The Ultra-Archaea tablets inside of the boom will slowly dissolve into the water stream and begin the bioremediation process. The tether then serves as a device to retrieve the Ultra-Archaea for inspection (to see if any Ultra-Archaea tablets remain) or for removal and replacement.
The oil absorbing foam of the Ultra-Archaea Boom is made to absorb oil where the Ultra-Archaea can begin the bioremediation process. The floating boom keeps the microbes at the surface and in constant contact with the oil.

For maximum results, ensure that the microbes continue to receive oxygen (via av bubbler, occassional stirring or oxygen tablets) and are kept moist. Failure to keep the microbes moist will cause the colony to die out. The microbe colonies will live up to 90 days as long as there is a food source available for them to eat. Once the food source has been consumed, they will naturally die out.
Note: In some cases where there is constant addition of organic material, or where organic levels are very high, it may be necessary to add more Ultra-Archaea at staggered time intervals to boost the colonies and their power to consume more waste.
Disclaimer: Ultra-Archaea are not a universal solution for all oil related clean-up applications. It is most effective when the amount of oil is lighter and more of a sheen. Thick layers of oil will require increased amounts of microbes and time to have any noticeable effect. We recommend you contact UltraTech or your local representative/distributor to learn more if your application is a good fit for Ultra-Archaea.

Ultra-Archaea Microbes: Supercharging Mother Nature

What is the best way to clean up oil spills after they occur? Nature has this down to a science. Wherever there is a natural oil seepage on the earth, nature has placed oil-degrading microorganisms into that environment. Nature is able to clean up after itself, but it takes time. It's a slow, natural healing process — nature's own pollution control. The problem is that mankind now puts far more hydrocarbon pollution into the environment than nature can quickly remove. UltraTech has a 100% natural way of speeding up nature. By adding Ultra-Archaea to a contaminated environment, we can speed up the rate of natural degradation and help the bio-remediation process occur in days and weeks rather than months or years.

Where do they come from?
Ultra-Archaea are an archaea-based consortium of over one hundred different species of microbes that are cultivated from rugged environments such as undersea vents or sites where there is volcanic activity. They are then bred and naturally enhanced in sea water and ammonia using sweet Texas crude oil as their only food source. 100% Natural.

The result is 100% natural, hardy and fast-acting microbes that have an affinity for oil and other hydrocarbons, as well as organic waste. This specific consortium of microbes (Ultra-Archaea) has not been genetically altered or engineered. These naturally occurring microbes have been on the EPA National Contingency List since its inception.

How do they work?
Ultra-Archaea will digest hydrocarbon molecules and break them down into harmless byproducts of water, carbon dioxide and lipids (a natural, soluble fatty material that is food for fish and plants). The more complex the hydrocarbon, the longer this process may take (for example, kerosene and diesel will be consumed more quickly than motor oil). This naturally occurring process is supercharged by adding these specific microbes to any oil spill or contaminated area (see list of known applications in the table below). It infuses as many as 5 billion microbes per gram into an oil spill, greasy catch basin, oil/water separator, etc. and within hours these microbes have reproduced from billions per gram to trillions. With water, oxygen and an organic food source (such as oil) these microbes will form vast colonies and digest and remediate oil on land and on water, as well as grease traps, septic tanks, storm drains and almost any other area where contaminants are present.

What happens to them when they are done?
After approximately ninety days or when the microbes have been deprived of water, oxygen, or a food source, the microbe colony will begin to naturally die off, allowing the indigenous microbes to return to pre-contamination levels.

How are they shipped?
The Ultra-Archaea are shipped dormant in a bentonite-clay based carrier. When the carrier dissolves in water, the microbes become activated and water may become temporarily murky due to the infusion of the clay. This is to be expected.

What else do I need to know?
Ultra-Archaea products should be stored and applied between 40°F and 120°F. Temperatures outside that range may cause the microbes to become ineffective. Ultra-Archaea should not be exposed to radiation. Ultra-Archaea should only be used in applications where the pH is between 5.5 and 9.5.


  • Waste Water Treatment Plant — Industrial (refineries, pulp mills, chemical
    plants, steel mills, textile plants)
  • Waste Water Treatment Plant — Municipal (collection systems, food processing)
  • Plumbing Maintenance — sinks, grease traps
  • Spill Control
  • Septic Tanks
  • Odor Control
  • Bioremediation — soil, water, stormwater
  • Agriculture/Aquaculture — eliminating ammonia, stormwater
  • Oily Water — oil/water separators, containment sumps,

Ultra-Archaea Finish First In BP Report   In 2011, Louisiana State University conducted testing at the request of British Petroleum, Ltd. (BP).  The mission was to conduct tests using bioremediation products listed on the USEPA National Contingency Plan Product List (NCPPL) with weathered crude oil deposited on marsh and sands in Bay Jimmy, Louisiana.   Of the ten products on the USEPA National Contingency Plan Product List (NCPPL) that were tested, the Formula used to make the Ultra-Archaea finished first. This data clearly suggested that the Ultra-Archaea have the capability to quickly degrade all hydrocarbon products and reduce or eliminate the toxic conditions of an oil spill.

Click here for more information or to download the report. 
Click here for an analytical data summary of the information.

Ultra-Archaea speed up the rate of natural degradation and help the bioremediation process occur in days and weeks rather than months or years. Ultra-Archaea will digest hydrocarbon molecules and break them down into harmless byproducts of carbon, carbon dioxide, and lipids.


  • Ultra-Archaea are housed in a bentonite clay powder that provides the slightly moist environment needed for them to live.
  • Two sizes of shakers available for application on smaller spills or contained areas.
  • Resealable/water-proof containers keep microbes dry/dormant until they are needed.


Safety Data Sheet (SDS)

Eliminating FOG and Odors In Grease Traps and Lift Stations

Metabolizing Organic Waste and Odors

Sewage and Waste Water Solutions

Wastewater Treatment, Sewage Spills, and Industrial Effluent Contamination

Instructions: Shakers & Bulk Bags

Instructions: Packets

Instructions: Archaea Boom

Technical Data Sheet

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