Water Treatment

Effect EM On Water Treatment

Pouring EM1 into rivers increases the number of microbes, which form the bottom of ecological pyramid. When the bottom grows larger, the pyramid itself also becomes larger, resulting in richer diversity in the ecosystem. This will improve the rivers’ ability to self-purify, helping them clean up and become beautiful again.

Effective fermentation bacteria in EM will help to decompose sludge

In polluted rivers, accumulated sludge (rotten organic material) is in a state of oxygen deficiency, since there is a little oxygen dissolved in the water. Inside the sludge, harmful fermentation bacteria (putrefactive bacteria) produce harmful gases such as methane, ammonia and hydrogen sulfide by decomposing organic matter without oxygen. When EM are added into water in this condition, they become embedded in the surface of the sludge and effective fermentation bacteria contained in EM start to decompose the sludge. At the same time, phototrophic bacteria consume harmful gasses, so foul odors will be contained.

Microbes in EM products make the ecosystem richer

Detritus containing carbon dioxide and oxygen bubbles etc., formed by microbial activity, will rise to the surface. Sometimes these floating bits of detritus make the rivers appear dirty. However, this is due to the process of the decomposition of sludge and the purification of the rivers. As detritus breaks down into smaller segments and flows along rivers, the number of creatures that eat it, like small fish, shrimp, crabs, and shellfish, is increasing. The more fish there is, the more birds will come, which will lead to greater ecosystem diversity. The microbes contained in EM1 will improve the self-purification ability of rivers by making the ecosystems of which they are a part richer and more vibrant.

How to use EM for water treatment


Apply 1:10,000 EMAS to pond water volume



For River, apply 1 EM Mudball per 1 square meter.


Note: These rates are only guideline and not an absolute recommendation. Kindly contact us for advisory