Mythbusters: LNAPL & BOS 200
By now you’ve heard of Trap & Treat BOS 200 and its uncanny ability to remediate LNAPL. If you’ve ever scratched your head and thought “bioremediation just can’t take place in an LNAPL environment, especially when it’s mixed with a product like BOS 200” you’re not alone. In fact, LNAPL plus BOS 200 seems as uncanny as, well, oil and water.
Time to bust the myth that an in situ bioremediation product cannot effectively treat LNAPL. You see, prior to injection, BOS 200 is mixed with water and proprietary bacteria strains and extra terminal electron acceptors. The water, bacteria, macro- and micro-nutrients, and terminal electron acceptors all fully inhabit BOS 200 BEFORE it’s exposed to LNAPL. You may think that water and gas don’t mix very well, and you’re right—but the BOS 200 allows LNAPL to coat and move along the pore surface so that mono-molecular film forms right where the bacteria reside.
The result? Safe, effective, predictable bioremediation of LNAPL. (Our growing list of NFAs kind of helps with the myth-busting, too, if we do say so ourselves.)
In fact, we are so excited about LNAPL remediation we have sponsored LNAPL classroom training through ITRC. Slots are still available for this outstanding training, but hurry because they are filling up fast! Click here to register.