bioremediation Articles

  • Enhanced Bioremediation

    Introduction Enhanced bioremediation is a process in which indigenous or inoculated micro-organisms (e.g., fungi, bacteria, and other microbes) degrade (metabolize) organic contaminants found in soil and/or ground water, converting them to innocuous end products. Nutrients, oxygen, or other amendments may be used to enhance bioremediation and contaminant desorption from subsurface materials. ...

  • Bioremediation of soil

    In our experience, Bioremediation is best accomplished with Bio-augmentation, the addition of large numbers of selected micro-organisms grown in the production laboratory. In addition to bio-augmentation, several physical and chemical parameters must be controlled in order to obtain optimal growth and maximum degradation of soil contaminants. The major factors that are controlled during ...

  • Cost Savings with Bioremediation

    Introduction Prior operations at a former plating and hard anodizing facility in Santa Clara, California resulted in tetrachloroethene (PCE), trichloroethene (TCE), and cis-1,2-dichloroethene (DCE) impacts to soil and groundwater. In 1987, a groundwater monitoring program was implemented to monitor the plume. In 1998, CDM performed a natural attenuation evaluation for ...


    By Regenesis

  • System for bioremediation of effluents

    Executive Summary The remediation process of commercial, municipal, industrial and agricultural wastewaters has employed combinations of sulfuric acid, caustic, petroleum based solvents and synthetic emulsifiers, which are either toxic or generally non-biodegradable. An alternate method using naturally occurring microorganisms has been utilized for many years to facilitate the remediation ...


    By NCH Corporation

  • Bioremediation in Denmark - a case study

    Back in the 1990s the closure of several fuel stations in Denmark led to extensive land contamination as underground storage tanks gradually began leaking. After six years of attempted clean-up by the companies concerned the regulatory bodies concluded the situation had not been sufficiently addressed. As a result they refused to complete payment schedules which were based on the success of the ...


    By Ive Design

  • Bioremediation Accelerates Brownfield Cleanup

    Untitled Document Bioremediation, using CL-out microbes, clears the obstacles to Brownfield redevelopment by reducing wells contaminant concentrations in groundwater and removing the ...


    By CL Solutions, LLC

  • Surfactant enhanced bioremediation (SEB)

    Surfactant Enhanced Bioremediation (SEB®) using Ivey-sol® involve the use of Ivey-sol formulations which are patented non-ionic surfactant mixtures used in the in-situ and ex-situ treatment of petroleum hydrocarbons, heavy metals, and more recently radioactive type contaminated waste. These surfactant formulations have the ability to enhance soil biodegradation. During In-situ and Ex-situ ...


    By Ivey International Inc.

  • Bioremediation of pollutant-contaminated water

    Raw water resources in Kafr El-Sheikh Governorate are affected by many contaminants particularly during the winter season and low demand period of the Nile River, in which water level decreases and organic matter increases resulting in decreased dissolved oxygen, and increased ammonia, nitrite and bacterial load in the water. In this study, physicochemical and microbiological characteristics ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • In Situ Bioremediation of Chlorinated Solvents

    ABSTRACT: In situ bioremediation is ongoing at a former manufacturing facility in Portland, Oregon.  Shallow groundwater at the site was impacted by chlorinated solvents, primarily trichloroethene and degradation products cis-1,2-dichloroethene and vinyl chloride.  In situ chemical oxidation treatment was completed in 2003 via the injection of sodium permanganate in source ...


    By EOS Remediation, LLC

  • A Citizen`s Guide to Bioremediation

    What is bioremediation? Bioremediation is a treatment process that uses naturally occurring microorganisms (yeast, fungi, or bacteria) to break down, or degrade, hazardous substances into less toxic or nontoxic substances. Microorganisms, just like humans, eat and digest organic substances for nutrients and energy. In chemical terms, 'organic' compounds are those that contain carbon and hydrogen ...

  • MB Bioremediation - Case Study

    Patented dry product delivering billions of live non-genetically modified microorganisms for bioremediation of oil, gasoline, diesel, grease or any other hydrocarbon based contamination. MB Bioremediation Drill Cutting Remediation Emergency Public Area Clean-up & Treatment Industrial Remediation Oil Production Pit Remediation ...


    By DryLet

  • An Introduction to Bioremediation and its Applications

    A variety of toxic chemicals, metals, and effluents are created and used in industrial processes. These elements need to be degraded to ensure that they do not harm the environment when disposed. A specialized process and equipment are required to perform this task. This is where bioremediation comes in. What is Bioremediation, and what are its Types? In simple ...


    By HPI Processes, Inc.

  • Petrox® bioremediation of trimethylbenzene isomers

    Remediation of trimethylbenzene isomers (TMB) is particularly challenging, but effective options including bioremediation are available. TMB is has characteristics similar to the BTEX compounds and some similar to middle range fractions such as naphthalene. These characteristics are summarized in the following table. The solubility of TMB is much lower than BTEX compounds, but much higher than ...


    By CL Solutions, LLC

  • Peroxygen Mediated Bioremediation of MTBE.

    ABSTRACT: Evidence is mounting, from laboratory and field studies, that oxygen plays a role in the bioremediation of methyl tertiary butyl ether (MTBE). Our experience with a number of commercial applications of peroxygen, in the form of Oxygen Release Compound (ORCâ), correlates the provision of enhanced aerobic conditions with enhanced MTBE biodegradation. Subsequent laboratory and field ...


    By Regenesis

  • Bioremediating Explosives Contaminated Soil

    From the beginning of World War II until the 1970s, the site that is now the Naval Surface Warfare Center in Crane, Indiana (NSWC-Crane) was the home of a major bomb manufacturing operation. Explosive compounds such as TNT, Royal Demolition Explosives (RDX) and Her Majesty’s Explosive (HMX) were handled loose and drifted through air vents. Often, the material settled on the roofs of buildings, ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Types of bioremediation and their modes of action

    An Urgent Call for Change in U.S. Oil Spill Response With Bioremediation Agent Type EA* bearing out as a workable first response alternative to the use of chemical dispersants, contrasting evidence has become even clearer that dispersant use has been a huge failure. Dispersants have proven to be an inadequate response method with more and more studies showing an ...

  • CL-Out In Situ Bioremediation of Perchlorate

    CL-Out is a consortium of facultative aerobic organisms that are well know for their ability to utilize nitrates.  CL-Out is generally used for the aerobic cometabolism of PCE and other chlorinated solvents.  As the half-reaction for perchlorate is close to that of nitrate, CL-Out cometabolism of perchlorate was successfully tested in the laboratory.  In addition to laboratory ...


    By CL Solutions, LLC

  • Petrox Bioremediation of Oil Pipeline Leak

    Petrox bioremediation was used to treat unrefined oil that leaked from a pipeline in Texas.  The oil migrated from the impacted soil into ground water and seeped into the surface water in a nearby river.  After one application of Petrox, the oil concentrations in ground water at the source decreased from 600ppm to less than 100 ppm.  Two more treatments reduced the ...


    By CL Solutions, LLC

  • Bioremediation of groundwater at a gas station in PA

    The target compounds detected in the source area wells (MW-1, OW-A, and OW-B) decreased during the eight quarterly sampling events performed since the injection of HydroRemed. These compounds included benzene, ethylbenzene, naphthalene, toluene, 1,2,4-TMB, and 1,3,5-TMB. During the last three quarters (November 2011 to May 2012), the only target compounds 1,2,4-TMB and 1,3,5-TMB, were drastically ...


    By Sarva Bio Remed, LLC

  • Bioaugmentation for accelerated in-situ anaerobic bioremediation

    A successful anaerobic bioaugmentation was carried out on a trichloroethene (TCE)-contaminated aquifer at Dover Air Force Base, DE, using a microbial enrichment culture capable of dechlorinating TCE to ethene. A hydraulically controlled pilot system 12   18 m was constructed 15 m below ground surface in an alluvial aquifer to introduce nutrients and substrate into the groundwater. ...


    By Terra Systems, Inc. (TSI)

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