Ammonia-Oxidizing-Bacteria (AOB), also known as “Nitrifying Bacteria,” are microorganisms that consume ammonia for energy and are present wherever a nitrogen cycle is taking place. They are chemoautotrophic or chemolithotrophs, meaning that they do not rely on solar energy (instead, they grow by consuming inorganic nitrogen compounds).
Common types are: Nitrosomonas, Nitrosococcus, Nitrobacter, Nitrococcus. T. Many species of nitrifying bacteria have complex internal membrane systems that are crucial for key enzymes involved in nitrification.
The type of AOB used in our AO+ Mist is Nitrosomonas.