oil remediation bacteria Articles

  • Proof That Bacteria Degrade Oil

    There has been a lot of publicity and ‘noise’ around the ability of bacteria to degrade oil, especially following BP’s Gulf of Mexico incident.  However little has been shown to prove that biological remediation is an effective means of treating oil contamination. Over many years CBIO have worked to develop a range of a microbial products that have proven to be able to ...


    By Cleveland Biotech Ltd.

  • Novel diesel-oil-degrading bacteria and fungi from the Ecuadorian Amazon rainforest

    Isolating new diesel-oil-degrading microorganisms from crude-oil contaminated sites and evaluating their degradation capacities are vitally important in the remediation of oil-polluted environments and crude-oil exploitation. In this research, new hydrocarbon-degrading bacteria and fungi were isolated from the crude-oil contaminated soil of the oil-fields in the Amazon rainforest of north-east ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • The Effectiveness of Using Automated Belt Oil Skimmers as a Method of Well Remediation

     ABSTRACT In many sites across the country, groundwater has been contaminated by petroleum products due to leaky underground tanks or past spills. If the leak has gone unnoticed, a considerable amount of product could exist in an aquifer (underground water reservoir), and may be trapped in the surrounding rock. Remediation can take months or years to complete and is frequently labor ...

  • Heating up natural remediation

    Manjit Kahlon of Provectus Group Ltd describes how it investigated the effect of thermally enhanced soil vapour extraction (TESVE) on indigenous microbial communities and the potential for subsequent biological polishing of chlorinated solvents Field trials were done at the Western Storage Area (WSA) of Harwell in Oxfordshire, a former nuclear research site being decommissioned by Research Sites ...


    By Newzeye Ltd

  • Isolation of surfactant-resistant bacteria from natural, surfactant-rich marine habitats

    Environmental remediation efforts often utilize either biodegradative microbes or surfactants, but not in combination. Coupling both strategies holds the potential to dramatically increase the rate and extent of remediation because surfactants can enhance the bioavailability of contaminants to microbes. However, many surfactants permeabilize ...

  • The In Situ Bioremediation/Groundwater Remediation Process

    In-situ groundwater bioremediation is a technology that encourages growth and reproduction of indigenous microorganisms to enhance biodegradation of organic constituents in the saturated zone. In-situ groundwater bioremediation can effectively degrade organic constituents which are dissolved in groundwater and adsorbed onto the aquifer matrix. The Adventus In Situ Bioremediation/Groundwater ...


  • Remediation of Diesel and Fuel Oil Hydrocarbons in High Clay Content Soils: A Field Comparison of Amendment Performance Conducted at the Mare Island Naval Shipyard

    ABSTRACT Past practices at the now closed Mare Island Naval Shipyard in Vallejo, CA caused diesel and fuel oil range organic (DFRO) contamination of the soil. The high clay content of the soils makes any remediation effort especially challenging. Chromatography of methylene chloride extracts of Mare Island soil confirmed that little weathering or degradation of petroleum hydrocarbons had ...


    By Weston Solutions, Inc

  • Well oiled machines

    On November 1, 2004, Bridgewater's first oil skimmer began removing oil from its mill drains. At a cost of $6,500, the skimmer, supplied by Abanaki UK Ltd, represents a significant investment and underlies Bridgewater's commitment to enhancing the operation of its Effluent Treatment Plant. The acquisition of an oil skimmer materialized following lengthy periods of under performance from a ...


    By Abanaki Corporation

  • Microbes in oil E&P

    The role of microbes in the oil industry, both detrimental and beneficial, has now become more and more accepted. Reservoir souring and microbial influenced corrosion cost the oil and gas business millions of dollars every year, and require adequate mitigation and surveillance strategies. Monitoring using modern molecular microbiological methods has facilitated a better understanding of ...


    By Energy Institute (EI)

  • 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 ...


  • Biodegradation of crude oil in soil using chicken manure

    To investigate enhancement of crude oil biodegradation by adding microbes to the contaminated soil, chicken manure was put into oil-polluted soil (at 10% v/w pollution level). In the soil amended with chicken manure, 72.5% of the crude oil was degraded, whereas only 52.7% of same oil was degraded in the unamended soil. The remedied soil contains 1.4 × 106 CFU g−1 crude oil-degrading bacteria, and ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Direct-Push Injection and Circulation Biobarrier to Remediate a TCE Groundwater Plume

    ABSTRACT: The goal of this study was to determine if direct-push drilling methods combined with a circulation system could be used to establish a passive biobarrier in a very transmissive aquifer to treat tricholoroethene (TCE). The Site is located in central Indiana, where historic use of TCE has impacted an unconfined aquifer. A plume consisting primarily of TCE has migrated from west to east ...


    By EOS Remediation, LLC

  • Cleaning up the tramp oil act

    For a year after changing to synthetic coolant, the people at Charles E. Kline Co., Warren, Ohio were plagued by the problems of contamination from tramp oil. Every "home remedy" they could think of was tried. "We shot air into the tank. We ran the level up and tried to glide the tramp oil off with ropes. We even had our men try to scoop it off with their hands. And we were still having to change ...


    By Oil Skimmers, Inc.

  • CH#952 - Oil Contaminated Soil

    SITE OWNER: A National Overnight Express Package Company SITE SURVEY: Site and geological surveys revealed a contaminated area north of the facility and west of a diesel tank pit. The cause of the contamination was the result of two (2) underground storage tanks (UST™). One tank contained waste oil while the other contained new oil. Both tanks had ...


    By BIO-SYSTEMS International

  • The “Straight Skinny” on bentonite-based drilling muds & their standard practice use in the horizontal remediation well industry

    Let’s make our point up front: 1) bentonite-based drilling fluid is NOT bad for horizontal remediation well (HRW) projects; 2) it does not damage the formation; 3) it is a naturally occurring clay material that is mined; and 4) it does flush easily/adequately during well development. Most remediation professionals have designed and/or installed vertical wells at one time or another ...

  • Oil Skimmers Inc., solves a vexing dermatitis problem in a maching shop

    One portable Cart Mount System services multiple locations Concerns about dermatology in a machine shop? This sounds more like discussing ballet on the baseball field. Dermatitis is not a general complaint among grinder operators, but finding a solution to the problem was almost as tricky as finding a prima ballerina who can pitch for the majors. The safety director can't just ...


    By Oil Skimmers, Inc.

  • Oil Spill Eater II used on another shoreline spill in Estancia Philippines

    “A significant spill of heavy oil (bunker C type) occurred when Power Barge No. 103 ran aground at the shores of Estancia during the height of typhoon Haiyan. Between 21 and 23 November, environment experts from the Philippines Environmental Management Bureau visited the site of the oil spill together with a United Nations Disaster Assessment and Coordination (UNDAC) environment expert, ...

  • Treatment of Perchlorate and 1,1,1-Trichloroethane in Groundwater using Edible Oil Substrate (EOS®)

    ABSTRACT: Laboratory studies and a pilot-scale field test are being conducted to evaluate the use of edible oil emulsions for biodegradation of perchlorate and 1,1,1-trichloroethane (1,1,1-TCA) in groundwater at a site in Maryland. The patented Edible Oil Substrate (EOS®) process is a cost-effective approach for stimulating in situ anaerobic biodegradation with little or no operation and ...


    By EOS Remediation, LLC

  • 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

  • Reducing coal plants effluent discharge and waste pit volumes

    The OSEI Corporation manufactures Oil Spill Eater II a first response bioremediation product that utilizes natures own process to convert hydrocarbon contaminants to CO2 by speeding up natures process to remediate hydrocarbons in a matter of days or weeks compared to waiting decades, reducing the time toxic hydrocarbons can adversely effect the environment. OSE II can quickly ...

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