Bio-Dechlor INOCULUM - Model Plus - Complete Dechlorination Process Acceleration
Bio-Dechlor INOCULUM Plus is an enriched natural microbial consortium containing species of Dehalococcoides sp. (DHC). This microbial consortium has since been enriched to increase its ability to rapidly dechlorinate contaminants during in situ bioremediation processes. Bio-Dechlor INOCULUM Plus has been shown to stimulate the rapid and complete dechlorination of compounds such as tetrachloroethene (PCE), trichloroethene (TCE), dichloroethene (DCE), and vinyl chloride (VC). The current culture now contains microbes capable of dehalogenating halomethanes (e.g. carbon tetrachloride and chloroform) and haloethanes (e.g. 1,1,1 TCA and 1,1, DCA) as well as mixtures of these halogenated contaminants.
Bio-Dechlor INOCULUM PLUS is provided in a liquid form and is designed to be injected directly into the contaminated subsurface. Once in place, this microbial consortium works to accelerate the extant rate of chlorinated ethene degradation. When faced with an insufficient quantity of critical dechlorinating microbes, Bio-Dechlor INOCULUM PLUS supplies many beneficial chlorinated solvent degraders including the all important DHC required to achieve complete and rapid dechlorination.
This microbial consortium is compatible with most electron donors however it is often optimized with the addition of any of Regenesis’ Hydrogen Release Compound (HRC) products.
Recent trends in engineered bioremediation indicate that the treatment of chlorinated solvent contamination can, under circumstances, result in the slow degradation of intermediate compounds. When faced with this problem, bioaugmentation with a microbial consortium such as Bio-Dechlor INOCULUM Plus offers a solution to accelerate the complete dechlorination of these otherwise recalcitrant contaminants. Bio-Dechlor INOCULUM Plus can be used at most any stage of a project to ensure the rapid and complete degradation of chlorinated compounds. Specifically, Bio-Dechlor INOCULUM Plus can be added to an aquifer at the beginning of a project in situations where there is a lack of, or suboptimal populations of Dehalococcoides. Actual quantities of these organisms can be measured using Bio-Dechlor CENSUS ( a real-time PCR technique) currently available through Microbial Insights.
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