bioremediation optimization Articles

  • 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 ...

  • 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

  • Heat-enhanced bioremediation and destruction - Case Study

    Introduction In situ thermal treatment through Electrical Resistance Heating (ERH) is a proven robust technology for the treatment of volatile organic compound (VOC) source zones. ERH effectively treats the subsurface by volatilizing dense non-aqueous phase liquid (DNAPL) and VOCs, recovering the vapor, and treating the vapor by conventional technologies such as granular activated carbon ...


    By TRS Group, Inc.

  • In Situ Bioremediation of Chlorinated Solvents: A Case Study

    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 areas. Subsequent stimulation of in ...


    By EOS Remediation, LLC

  • Effect of humic compounds on bacterial growth in bioremediation of pahs

    Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons (PAHs) are introduced into the environment through natural and anthropogenic combustion processes causing them to be ubiquitous in environment (Menzi et al., 1992; Juhasz and Naidu, 2000 and Nieman et al., 2001). These compounds are potentially carcinogenic, mutagenic and toxic contaminants (Yerushalmi and Guiot, 2001; Verrhiest et al., 2002; Samanta et al., 2002 ...


    By University of Tehran

  • Sea Power 101: Award Winning Bioremediation Solution

    Case Study: Gasworks, Chertsey At the 2008 Brownfield Briefing Remediation Innovation Awards, Tamdown won ‘Best Use of a Single Remediation Technique’ for their treatment of a former gasworks in Surrey using Sea Power 101. Applied to vented biopiles housed in large poly tunnels, Tamdown were able to treat and re-use 3,250 tonnes of contaminated soil. ...


    By Sea-Chem Limited

  • Combining HVME and Enhanced Bioremediation for Gasoline Contamination in Groundwater

    A leaking underground storage tank at a commercial petroleum retail site located in Haskell, Texas resulted in soil and groundwater petroleum hydrocarbon contamination. This contamination, including benzene, toluene, ethylbenzene, and total xylenes (BTEX) and total petroleum hydrocarbons (TPH) migrated down-gradient below a road and neighboring property. Access below the adjacent roadway was ...


    By Regenesis

  • Enhanced Aerobic Bioremediation of Petroleum UST Releases in Puerto Rico.

    Abstract: Releases of petroleum compounds from underground storage tanks (USTs) containing diesel fuel and gasoline are a serious and increasingly prevalent problem in Puerto Rico. Remediation of groundwater impacted by these releases utilizing common methodologies can be quite costly and require long periods of time to implement. Oxygen is often the limiting factor retarding optimal ...


    By Regenesis

  • Membrane-integrated hybrid bioremediation of industrial wastewater: a continuous treatment and recycling approach

    A new membrane-integrated hybrid treatment system was investigated to turn highly hazardous coke wastewater reusable. This could protect both air and surface water bodies from toxic contaminants such as ammonia, phenol, cyanide, thiocyanate and other carcinogenic aromatic compounds which are normally released into the environment during discharge of coke wastewater and during quenching of coke ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Bioremediation of heavy metal contaminated aqueous solution by using red algae Porphyra leucosticta

    Bioremediation is an effective process for the removal and recovery of heavy metal ions from aqueous solutions. In this study, red algae Porphyra leucosticta was examined to remove Cd(II) and Pb(II) ions from wastewater through biological enrichment and biological precipitation. The experimental parameters that affect the bioremediation process such as pH, contact time and biomass dosage were ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Response surface analysis and modeling of n-alkanes removal through bioremediation of weathered crude oil

    Central composite design (CCD) and response surface methodology (RSM) were employed to optimize four important variables, i.e. amounts of oil, bacterial inoculum, nitrogen and phosphorus, for the removal of selected n-alkanes during bioremediation of weathered crude oil in coastal sediments using laboratory bioreactors over a 60 day experimentation period. The reactors contained 1 kg soil with ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Operating conditions for the continuous bioremediation of free cyanide contaminated wastewater using Aspergillus awamori

    Generation of cyanide-containing wastewater is a growing problem worldwide as numerous cyanide complexes are highly unstable and degrade to form free cyanide (F-CN), the most toxic form of cyanide. Agro-waste materials, such as sweet orange (Citrus sinensis) waste from the citrus industry, are rich in readily metabolisable carbohydrates that can supplement microbial activity and thus support ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Groundwater remediation using simulation-optimisation approach: A review

    Optimal design of a remediation system has been an active and important area of research since the past several years due to its potential to reduce the remediation cost substantially. The paper presents the state-of-the-art for application of simulation-optimisation approach to design an optimal groundwater remediation system. In the simulation-optimisation approach, the researchers have used ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Removal of cadmium and zinc from contaminated wastewater using Rhodobacter sphaeroides

    Rhodobacter sphaeroides was used for bioremediation of wastewater polluted with cadmium (Cd) and zinc (Zn). The tolerance of the microorganism to selected heavy metals (HMs), as well as the effects of pH, temperature and inoculum size on the removal rate, was investigated. The remediation effects of R. sphaeroides were analysed at different initial concentrations of ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Rapid decolorization of methyl orange by a novel Aeromonas sp. strain DH-6

    Azo dyes are extensively used, but are recalcitrant and refractory. In this study, an indigenous strain DH-6 was isolated and identified as Aeromonas sp. based on 16S rDNA analysis for its excellent methyl orange (MO) decolorizing capability. Plackett–Burman design and response surface methodology (RSM) were employed to investigate the effect of operational parameters on ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Comparative applications of bioreactor and shake-flask systems in the laboratory treatment of oily sludge

    This study investigates the remediation efficiencies of a locally fabricated bioreactor system and a shake-flask system, using samples of oily sludge with varying concentrations of NPK fertiliser. Hydrocarbon removal efficiency of 46% and 24.2% was recorded for the stirred slurries containing 15- and 0-g NPK, respectively, in the bioreactor; whereas values of 40.1%, 33.2% and 18.9%, respectively, ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Test area North Chloroethene source area remediation project

    Background A contaminant source area resulted from the injection of chlorinated solvent-containing liquid waste and sanitary sewage to the Snake River Plain Aquifer from the mid-195s to 1972. The source is primarily an organic sludge containing up to 3% TCE. The sludge is present in the fractured basalt surrounding the former injection wells. A plume of TCE in ...


    By JRW Bioremediation, LLC

  • In Situ Thermal Remediation of DNAPL and LNAPL Using Resistance Heating

    Electrical resistance heating (ERH) is an in situ thermal treatment for soil and groundwater remediation that can reduce the time to clean up volatile organic compounds (VOCs) from years to months. The technology is now mature enough to provide site owners with both performance and financial certainty in their site-closure process. The ability of the technology to remediate soil and groundwater ...


    By TRS Group, Inc.

  • Biodegradation of fenpropathrin by a novel Rhodopseudomonas sp. strain PSB07-8

    The aim of our study was to isolate a fenpropathrin-degrading bacterial strain and to determine its effectiveness in bioremediating fenpropathrin-contaminated soil in the laboratory. We isolated a bacterial strain from soils and named it as PSB07-8, and showed that this organism was able to degrade pyrethroid pesticide fenpropathrin. The organism was identified as a strain of Rhodopseudomonas ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Combining HVME and Enhanced Bioremdiation for Gasoline Contamination in Groundwater.

    ABSTRACT A leaking underground storage tank at a commercial petroleum retail site located in Haskell, Texas resulted in soil and groundwater petroleum hydrocarbon contamination. This contamination, including benzene, toluene, ethylbenzene, and total xylenes (BTEX) and total petroleum hydrocarbons (TPH) migrated down-gradient below a road and neighboring property. Access below the adjacent roadway ...


    By Regenesis

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