Utility of Effective Microorganism 02
Lactic acid bacteria: Lactobacillus casei
Photosynthetic bacteria: Rhodopseudomonas palustris
Yeast: Saccharomyces cerevisiae
Others: Beneficial Microorganisms that exist naturally in the environment survive in themixture of EM.
The concept of µFriendly Microorganisms¶ was developed by Professor Teruo Higa, fromthe University of the Ryukyus in Okinawa, Japan. He reported in the 1980s that a combinationof approximately 80 different microorganisms is capable of positively influencing decomposingorganic matter such that it reverts into a µlife promoting¶ process. Higa invokes a µdominanceprinciple¶ to explain the effects of his µEffective Microorganisms¶. He claims that three groups of microorganisms exist: µpositive microorganisms¶ (regeneration), µnegative microorganisms¶(decomposition, degeneration), and µopportunist microorganisms¶. In every medium (soil, water,air, the human intestine), the ratio of µpositive¶ and µnegative¶ microorganisms is critical, sincethe opportunist microorganisms follow the trend to regeneration or degeneration. Therefore,Higa believes that it is possible to positively influence the given media by supplementingwith
EM Technology is supposed to maintain sustainable practices such as farming andsustainable living, and also claims to support human health and hygiene, animal husbandry,compost and waste management, disaster clean-up (The Southeast Tsunami of 2004, the KobeEarthquake, and Hurricane Katrina remediation projects), and generally used to promotefunctions in natural communities.EM has been employed in many agricultural applications, but is also used in the production of several health products in South Africa and the USA. (Fuel additive products are no longer available). A High School in Malaysia, Sekolah Menegah Kebangsaan Dato' Onn Butterworth, Penang, areusing EM to treat Greywater, minimize odor from Septic Tank & remove sludge from drains.