Ammonia Reduction Blend CHM-­AMRB-­5B

Chemtech’s Histosol and Microbe products are the industry-leading odor control, bioaugmentation, solids degradation, and corrosion prevention solutions. For over 20 years, we are the trusted and preferred supplier for a wide range of industries worldwide, including food processing, wastewater treatment, paper and pulp, refinery, and agriculture.

Safe, Natural Product

Histosol is a safe, natural product derived from organic matter consisting of natural soil constituents, including humate salts, humic acids, lignin matter and extractions of highly humified organic matters – powerful components that capture odorous compounds and interrupt their corrosive reactions, and enhance biological activities for solids degradation, reducing Total suspended solids (TSS) and Biochemical oxygen demand (BOD) levels. A township in Pennsylvania was able to keep their water safe by using Microbe Life

Effective, Environmentally Friendly, & Economical Solution

In industrial and municipal wastewater and sewage treatment plants, pumping stations, septic tanks, and grease traps, Histosol is an effective, environmentally friendly, and economical solution used for the digestion of fats, oils, and grease, as well as the control and reduction of a wide range of odorous compounds, including hydrogen sulfide, mercaptans and ammonia, and their resulting corrosive effects.

What's in our product?

Chemtech’s Microbial products contain powerful bacteria and enzymes that act as organic catalysts to accelerate degradation of many organic polymers, including fats, proteins, plant carbohydrates, and certain types of solid materials.

Improves Efficiency

Microbe formulations effectively reduce treatment surcharges as well as frequency and severity of plant upsets, and remove specific waste compounds at higher rates. This ultimately improves the efficiency of treatment systems to produce higher quality effluents, helping to minimize operational costs and ensuring compliance with municipal and state regulations.

Safe for Personnel to handle

Chemtech’s Microbial products contain high numbers of naturally occurring bacteria that are effective for a wide range of degradation and treatment applications, and are safe for your facilities and personnel to handle.
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 Ammonia Reduction Blend (AMBR-5B)

CHM-­AMRB­-5B is a concentrated, dry blend of stabilized bacterial spores and micronutrients formulated for ammonia reduction.

High ammonia concentrations cause problems in many industries such as wastewater treatment, aquaculture, and animal waste treatment. To address this issue Chemtech and its business partner’s scientists in the Bio­Tech field have set out to isolate strains to deal with these excessively high ammonia levels.

For this research replicate flasks of sterile media consisting of basal salts, glucose, and ammonia were inoculated with different strains of bacteria. The flasks were placed on an incubated shaker, and bacterial growth was monitored over a thirty­-hour period. An increase in growth is indicative of the ability to utilize ammonia for cell growth. As demonstrated in the graph at right, our bacteria have the ability to utilize ammonia.

After screening over 300 strains of bacteria, the best ammonia degraders were combined to form Chemtech’s Ammonia Reduction Blend. This blend was further tested for the ability to reduce ammonia in swine barns. One barn was treated with our scientifically selected bacterial cultures and the other barn was left untreated for comparison. After 6 weeks of treatment, the ammonia and hydrogen sulfide levels were compared between the two barns after.

As is shown in the graph at right, Chemtech’s Ammonia Reduction Blend significantly reduced the ammonia level in the treated barn as well as the hydrogen sulfide level.

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  • Waste water treatment
  • Animal waste treatment
  • Aquaculture

Product Profile

These bacteria are stabilized to ensure long­term stability and extended shelf­-life.


  • Multiple Bacillus Species
    • ** Bascillus Lichemiformis
    • ** Bascillus Megaterium
    • ** Bascillus Subtilis
  • Naturally occurring, non­engineered
  • Aerobes and facultative anaerobes
  • Highly motile
  • Positive chemotaxis
  • 100% stabilized bacterial spores

CHM­AMRB­5B: Ammonia Reduction Blend Specifications
Minimum Bacterial Concentration:
5 billion CFU/gram (2.25 Trillion CFU/pound)

Typical Properties

Appearance dry, tan, free-flowing powder
Shelf life one  year from the date of manufacture


Performance Properties

Effective pH range 5.0 – ­ 10.0
Effective Temperature Range 40 – ­ 130°F (5 – 55°C)
Bacterial Enzyme Production Amylase, Protease, Lipase, Esterase, Urease, Cellulase, Xylanase, and a series of Hydrocarbon degrading enzymes



One pound water soluble packets in 25 pound pails and bulk fiber drum.


Storage and Handling

Storage Store in a cool, dry place
Handling Wash hands thoroughly with warm, soapy water after handling

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Chemtech provided Manteca simple start up and maintenance dosage guidelines for our industrial pond application toward usage of odor control Histosol product line. Thank you Chemtech for resolving Manteca’s odor concerns.
- Tom C. Foley, Wastewater Systems Superintendent, City of Manteca
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We have been using Chemtech's waste-water formulas for close to 20 years and have no odor and FOG issues with our lift stations.
-Gus Belmont, Whitpain Township, PA
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