bioremediation spill control News

  • Iranian fungi show promise in cleaning up oil spills

    Iranian scientists have isolated local strains of fungi that can digest petroleum compounds and may be useful in cleaning up polluted sites, especially in similar, semi-arid areas. The researchers isolated fungal strains from oil-contaminated sites within the Arak refinery in Iran and found some of them to cut the amount of petroleum pollution in soil by more than half. Although ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • Oil spills could be cleaned up by bacteria from underground petroleum reserves

    Bacteria taken from underground petroleum reserves could be used to effectively break down crude oil from spills at sea, new research has found. The study measured the breakdown of crude oil components in simulated seawater by four bacterial strains that had been isolated from petroleum reservoirs, as well as by four genetically modified stains. The findings raise the possibility of tailor-making ...

  • Natural Environmental Systems Sets Sights on Commercial and Industrial Algae Control

    Dallas, TX - Natural Environmental Systems has been growing rapidly in the small pond market for pond owners looking for safe, environmentally friendly solutions for algae control and overall water quality. Now the company has its sights set on similar issues within larger commercial/ industrial ponds. “Whether it is a small pond or a large pond, it is the same factors that create algae blooms,” ...


  • Mohawk Laboratories has acquired Strathkelvin’s latest respirometer, StrathtoxTM, resulting in greatly improved ‘real-time’ studies.

    Mohawk Laboratories, the research and development arm of NCH Corporation, has acquired Strathkelvin’s latestrespirometer, StrathtoxTM, resulting in greatly improved ‘real-time’ bioremediation potential efficacy studies for its BioAmp system. This allows NCH to provide quick study results to its customers and potential customers in determining whether or not the bacteria dispensed by its BioAmp ...

  • Natural Environmental Systems, LLC to expand into international markets with Spanish website

    Dallas, TX – Natural Environmental Systems, LLC has developed a Spanish version website (www.ambientalnatural.com.mx) to market the company’s line of all natural microbial products to the International Spanish speaking audience, as well as the growing Spanish speaking American market. Natural Environmental Systems supplies all-natural, environmentally friendly, ...


  • Phoenix Project Aims at Cleanup and Job Creation in Niger Delta

    The Phoenix Project proposes to create a pilot "Enterprise Recovery and Empowerment Zone" in the Niger Delta of Nigeria to test an innovative approach to oil spill cleanup that includes creation of an enterprise community generating electricity, jobs and research opportunities for the people of the region. You’ve probably seen the photos of the devastation in the Niger Delta. They were ...


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