btex bioremediation Articles

  • Aerobic Bioremediation of MTBE and BTEX at a USCG Facility

    Untitled Document Abstract: A full-scale in-situ bioremediation of dissolved methl-tert-butyl-ether (MTBE) and benzene, toluene, ethylbenzene and xylenes (BTEX) was ...


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  • Sulfate-Enhanced bioremediation of BTEX - Case Study

    Problem A former gas station in North Carolina contaminated groundwater with BTEX from a UST basin. The site is now in the median of a busy four-lane highway. Residents within 250 feet of the site use an irrigation well, prompting the need to conduct proactive remedial action. Site conditions of sand and clay above partially weathered bedrock and depleted sulfate concentrations within the ...


    By EOS Remediation, LLC

  • Bioremediation of an Oil Spill

    Bioremediation is the method of choice to effectively clean up a small spill of hydrocarbons. In this case, five-hundred liters of BTEX has spilled from an above ground storage tank into a pasture that is located at the west edge of the Royal Roads University (RRU) grounds. The soil is classified as a Gleyed Eutric Brunisol based on recent laboratory analysis; it contains clay, but is fairly ...


  • 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 ...


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  • BTEX/TPH Remediation Using an Oxygen-Release Compound (ORC®)

    Hydrogen Release Compound (HRC) is a food grade, polylactate ester that, upon being deposited into the aquifer, is slowly hydrolyzed to release ...


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  • Accelerated Petrox® Bioremediation of Naphthalene and Methylnaphthalene Isomers

    Petrox bioaugmentation was implemented at a former gas station UST removal site in Miami, Florida to destroy residual petroleum compounds in ground water.  The UST and contaminated soil were removed.  The residual ground water contamiantion, however, persisted and Petrox bioremediation was implemented to remove the residual low concentrations of MTBE, BTEX, naphthalene and ...


    By CL Solutions, LLC

  • In Situ Bioremediation of Soil and Groundwater: A Case Study

    Untitled Document The subject site is located in downtown Denver, Colorado and was formerly operated as a bulk petroleum storage facility. Bulk storage of gasoline, diesel and fuel ...


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  • Enhanced Bioremediation Amendments with IXPER® case study

    1. Use of an oleophilic nutrient in combination with IXPER 75C, a chemical oxyen source resulted in subsurface hydrocarbon reduction at this site. 2. The multiple slurry applications did not impact the downgradient stream from either the hydro carbon or slurry constituent residuals. 3. A rule of thumb approach provided sufficient support to the indigenous microorganisms to enhance the rate of ...


  • 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 ...


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  • Accelerated Bioremediation as an Alternative to Conventional Remedial Technologies.

    ABSTRACT: Application of bioremediation as an alternative technology to expedite soil and ground-water remediation has been effective in reducing the concentration of hydrocarbons at an affordable cost. Bioremediation processes can be achieved by the addition of biological organisms into the soil and ground water which are contaminated and are microorganism deficient. The microorganism's ...


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  • A Systems` Approach to In Situ Bioremediation: Full-Scale Application (PDF)

    An 18-month, in-situ biological program, specifically aimed at accelerating the current attenuation process such that the owner can sell the property began May 5, 2000. The remedial approach has focused on population management, nutrient augmentation, terminal electron acceptor enhancement, and an efficient subsurface delivery of the enhancement liquids. Specifically, a novel delivery system, ...


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  • 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 ...


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  • Study of Natural Bioremediation Projects Using Time-Release Oxygen Compounds.

    ABSTRACT: Enhanced natural bioremediation studies are being conducted on a series of sites throughout the midwest United States. Each site exhibits a unique geologic condition, contaminant concentration, enhancement application, and remediation goal. Based on a review of 14 sites, the usage and effectiveness of enhanced bioremediation has been categorized to provide general guidelines for ...


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  • Waterloo Emitters used for Bioremediation Study in High Temperature Saline Groundwater

    A study was undertaken to determine the success for aerobic bioremediation of aromatic hydrocarbons (BTEX) and MTBE (methyl tert-butyl ether) in high temperature, saline groundwater conditions. The study included laboratory microcosm experiments, as well as a field trial in Saudi Arabia, in which Solinst Waterloo ...


    By Solinst Canada Ltd.

  • Enhanced Anaerobic Bioremediation of a TCE Source Area at the Tarheel Army Missile Plant using EOS®

    Emulsified oil substrate (EOS®) is being used to remediate a trichloroethene (TCE) source area at the Tarheel Army Missile Plant (TAMP) in Burlington, North Carolina. 1. INTRODUCTIONEmulsified oil substrate (EOS®) is being used to remediate a trichloroethene (TCE) source area at the Tarheel Army Missile Plant (TAMP) in Burlington, North Carolina. TAMP is a government-owned, formerly ...


    By EOS Remediation, LLC

  • JP-4/JP-8 Bioremediation Using ORC® Pumped into Permanent Injection Wells (PDF)

    At Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada, a site investigation revealed that two separate floating product plumes and a larger dissolved plume consisting of JP-4 and JP-8 jet fuel existed. Floating product thicknesses ranged from less than one-half inch to almost three feet. The length of the dissolved plume extended about 700 ...


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  • Successes and Limitations of Accelerating In Situ Bioremediation Using Oxygen-Release Compound in a Fractured Bedrock Aquifer (PDF)

    The addition of oxygen in a fractured bedrock aquifer was evaluated to determine its effectiveness in accelerating the in situ bioremediation of petroleum hydrocarbons. The source of oxygen selected to provide the enhancement for the pilot-scale study was Oxygen Release Compound (ORC ...


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  • Replacement of P&T with ORC Advanced Reduces Cost to Closure

    Site Summary Two leaking USTs resulted in soil and groundwater contamination at a service station in Michigan. Naphthalene, trimethylbenzene (TMB) and BTEX contamination were discovered in the subsurface prompting the need for remedial cleanup. Michigan DEQ began remediation via UST removal and soil excavation. A total of 4,000 cubic yards of contaminated soil was removed. A pump and treat ...


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