Bioremediation Monitoring Services
We provide information on biological treatments whether used alone or in the combination with chemical and physical treatments. As an example we cite the following as a guide in bioremediation treatments---processes which use component microorganisms and the enzymes they produce to transform or degrade contaminants found in groundwater, surface water, soil, sediment, and sludges. Biological treatment processes include bioreactors, biofilters, ponds and lagoons, land treatment, composting, and subsurface aerobic/anaerobic treatment.
We can evaluate, optimize, and implement site specific biologically based remediation solutions... for soil, sludge, and groundwater, resulting in complete cleanups in shorter periods of time. Chlorinated solvents, Petroleum Hydrocarbons, Munition, PCBs, Pesticides, Industrial Solvents, and other chemical by-products can be biologically remediated over time.
Our Bioremediation Lab Services include:
Microbial Enumerations such as Total Heterotrophic Plate counts are used to determine the presence and diversity of species of both total and contaminant reducing microbial populations (iron oxidizers, sulfate reducers, aerobic/anaerobic bacteria and fungi). Comparative population determinations can also be performed by Most Probably Number (MPN) methods.
Microbial Characterizations and Genetic Analyses are performed using leading edge lab instrumentation, rapid test methodologies, and extensive databases of contaminant reducing microorganisms. We routinely determine the efficacy of both total and contaminant reducing microbial populations. On going research is conducted in isolating and expanding the known degradative capabilities of novel microorganisms.
Biofeasibility Testing determines if contaminants can be biodegraded over a reasonable period of degrader efficiencies, analysis of contaminant and nutrient chemistries, and physical site constraints.
Seed Inocula Production - Our lab has the ability to characterize, optimize, and produce site specific contaminant reducing microorganisms.
Other Bioremediation Services Include:
- System Integration of biological and physical/chemical remedial techniques.
- Monitoring of Site Samples to periodically analyze and compare with previous site analyses to allow for adjustment in site augmentation parameters.
- Project Length Estimates using field tested algorithms and data from custom kinetic assays.
- Contract Sampling Programs for rapid on-site assessments and strategic sample extraction using cost effective, sterile, geological probe techniques.