Technology

The core technology relies on the formation of complexes between certain proteins with a broad range of surfactants. The formation of this Protein Surfactant Complex™ (PSC™), results in the enhancement of surfactant performance and efficiency including a reduction in interfacial tension as well as the reduction of the critical micelle concentration (CMC). Also, more subtle effects on some basic biochemical processes are observed. The proteins in the PSC™ are derived from food grade yeast.
The key to our patented technology is its mix of stress proteins.
Shown is a model of a stress protein molecule.
A New Framework for Green Chemistry
model of a stress protein molecule
UNIQUE CHARACTERISTICS
SURFACE ENERGY EFFECTS
Ultra-Low IFT

Using a novel biotechnology coupled with surfactants lowers interfacial tension, which improves wetting and penetration into micropores, that allows PSC™ cleaners to lift contaminants more effectively. This is the key fundamental feature that is the “engine” driving the performance of ABC's products. Lower surface tension and dynamic surface tension are further benefits achieved using PSC™.


Dramatically Reduces CMC

Critical Micelle Concentration (CMC) is the surfactant concentration that is needed for the surfactant to become functional. ABC has developed a way of integrating unique biotechnology with surfactants to lower CMC by up to 100 times. This is a key driving force to reducing costs, while also improving performance.


BIOLOGICAL EFFECTS
Accelerates Biodegradation

The key mechanism for the biological effect of the Protein Surfactant Complex is a mild uncoupling of oxidative phosphorylation. The uncoupling effect alters the core metabolism of bacteria, resulting in:

  • Increased biological uptake of organic contaminants
  • Improved wastewater treatment efficiencies while reducing operating costs
  • Reduced solid sludge volume in wastewater processing
  • Reduced biofilm production
  • Improved membrane filtration efficiencies through reduced bio-fouling
  • Reduction or elimination of malodors

Biofilm Control

The PSC™ directs microbial metabolic activity, which means that biofilms can be controlled and removed in many use areas. ABC's Biofilm Control technology greatly reduces biofilm production in membrane filtration operations. This feature reduced backpressure on membranes, which reduces power requirements and cleaning cycles, is certified by NSF/ANSI and complies with Standard 60: Drinking Water Treatment Chemicals.

These also include wastewater treatment plants, sewer lines, septic systems and porous floor surfaces, as in restaurants, bathrooms. In all these cases the biofilms can harbor pathogens and the source of persistent odors.


MULTI-FUNCTIONAL BENEFITS
Stops Odors

PSC™ based products are extraordinary in their ability to remove odors while also cleaning. Accell® family of products removes odors in biological systems, such as when used in wastewater treatment plants, septic systems and sewer lines. In addition, PSC™ cleaning products remove most odors on immediate contact, not merely masking the odor.


PSC™ Keeps on Working after Cleaning

PSC™ based cleaners, such as Accell Clean® and AccellGreen®, work more efficiently than most cleaners. Rather than merely dislodging contaminants to be transferred elsewhere, the PSC™ cleaners facilitate the biodegradation of organic materials, such as biofilms, oils, greases and various stains, providing benefits that no other cleaner or degreaser can claim.