posted on Jun, 24 2009 @ 03:16 AM
Oh great just what we need something that will give a limited life span to any thing that we own that has plastic in it.
The navy years ago found a microbe that would eat oil spills. and they started to use it for cleaning up oil spills. and it got away from them. into
the oil supply.
Now everyone that has diesel powered equipment has to worry that this microbe does not get into the fuel in there equipment.
Many emergency diesel generators have fuel that stays in them for YEARS and I have had to buy a special additive to keep this microbe at bay.
The best thing about the diesel microbe is the first thing it attacks is the red dye they use in off-road diesel.
when the dye starts to clot up and sink to the bottom we would filter it out and put the diesel in our trucks and replace it with new diesel in the
The red dye is trapped in the jelly that the microbe creates in the bottom of the tank.