Bioremediation Testing Articles

  • From urban municipalities to polar bioremediation: the characterisation and contribution of biogenic minerals for water treatment

    Minerals of biological origin have shown significant potential for the separation of contaminants from water worldwide. This study details the contribution of biologically derived minerals to water treatment operations, with a focus on filtration media from urban municipalities and remote cold regions. The results support biofilm-embedded iron and manganese to be the building blocks of ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • F4 Spill In Situ Bioremediation Applications

    F4 Completed an in situ water bioremediation program of Bio-ReClaim in northern Alberta; a pipeline leaked crude oil over a 14 hectare area in muskeg. Alberta Environment (AEP) allowed the in situ water application of Bio-Reclaim by F4 Environmental. Keeping in mind the application was performed without any ground disturbance and extremely cost effective compared to the ...


    By F4 Environmental Inc.

  • Sulfate-Enhanced bioremediation of BTEX - Case Study

    Problem A former gas station in North Carolina contaminated groundwater with BTEX from a UST basin. The site is now in the median of a busy four-lane highway. Residents within 250 feet of the site use an irrigation well, prompting the need to conduct proactive remedial action. Site conditions of sand and clay above partially weathered bedrock and depleted sulfate concentrations within the ...


    By EOS Remediation, LLC

  • Case study - TPH Oil & Grease applications

    These case studies illustrate the performance generated from customers who have used Sitelab’s UVF-3100 analyzer for testing total petroleum hydrocarbons in the C10 to C50 range. Sitelab’s TPH-Oil calibration kit is designed to correlate well to laboratory “Oil and Grease” test methods. This includes EPA Methods 1664 and 9071B by Gravimetric, EPA Method 418.1 by Infrared ...


    By Sitelab Corporation

  • Case study - Groundwater remediation of a contaminated site using enhanced anaerobic bioremediation

    Chlorinated solvents are a common threat to drinking water sources throughout the United States. While handling and disposal practices today are more closely regulated and monitored, this has not always been the case. With dry cleaners using tetrachloroethene (PCE) and industrial manufacturing facilities commonly using a variety of solvents from trichloroethene (TCE) to methylene chloride, past ...

  • Operating conditions for the continuous bioremediation of free cyanide contaminated wastewater using Aspergillus awamori

    Generation of cyanide-containing wastewater is a growing problem worldwide as numerous cyanide complexes are highly unstable and degrade to form free cyanide (F-CN), the most toxic form of cyanide. Agro-waste materials, such as sweet orange (Citrus sinensis) waste from the citrus industry, are rich in readily metabolisable carbohydrates that can supplement microbial activity and thus support ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Bioremediation of Kerosene and Diesel Fuel in soil case study

    The United States has a large hazardous waste problem that is threatening both human health and the environment. Current analysis of the nearly 1,200 National Priority List (NPL) sites reveals that about 80% of the sites are contaminated with organic compounds. Clean-up of hazardous waste sites, as a national priority has accelerated the development of bioremediation technologies. Environmental ...

  • Bioremedation and TPH analysis at Lumwana Copper Mine in Zambia

    MINING SITE: Equinox Minerals operates the biggest copper mine in Africa located at Lumwana in Northwest province Zambia.  Open pit mining methods are used to access the ore which is hauled to the process plant where it is crushed and processed into final concentrate. The mine operates a large fleet of equipment, including 27 EH4500 dump trucks, 5 shovels, 4 excavators ...


    By Sitelab Corporation

  • Bioremediation of hydrocarbon impacted soils - Marchbanks, Dundee

    Client: Dundee City Council Objective: Bioremediation of hydrocarbon contaminated soils to achieve compliance with the Waste Acceptance Criteria (WAC) for Mineral Oil (C10 – C40); with the intention of re-using the soils to Riverside Recycling Centre to be used as a capping layer. Challenge: Approximately 2,800 m3 of hydrocarbon ...


    By Soilutions Ltd

  • Tyco earth tech - soil bioremediation

    Summary: In June 2006 EarthTech (a member of the Tyco group of companies) undertook the bioremedial clean-up treatment of hydrocarbon contaminated muddy gravel at one of their sites in Hungary. The muddy gravel was contaminated with TPH levels in excess of 300,000 mg/kg in parts and was a stern test for the feasibility of bioremediation within the region. The project was ...


  • Case Study - BP oil spill bioremediation tests

    CL Solutions, LLC has completed some internal preliminary testing of Munox SR® at the request of our customers and regulators in the Gulf Region. Although, our products have been used to remediate soil and ground water at numerous locations in the region, these tests were undertaken to verify specific applicability to the BP spill. Tar Ball Treatment While manual removal of ...


    By NRG SAVE INC.

  • ISCR-Enhanced Bioremediation of a TCE DNAPL Source Utilizing EHC® and KB-1®

    Remediation of chlorinated solvent DNAPL sites often meets with mixed results. This can be attributed to the diametrically opposed nature of the impacts, where the disparate dissolved phase plume is more manageable than the localized, high-concentration source area. A wide range of technologies are available for downgradient plume management, but the relative mass of contaminants in a ...


  • Bioremediation of fuel oil spill at a coastal naval air station in the united kingdom

    Introduction Approximately 1000 gallons of fuel oil had seeped from broken storage tank lines into the soil matrix beneath a boiler house. Oil was subsequently forced from beneath the boiler building by periodic heavy rainfall. The fuel oil migrated down a slope into a farmer"s field causing extensive damage to the vegetation and grazing area inhabited by sheep. ...


    By Microbac Ltd

  • A Feasibility Study for Assessment of In-situ Bioremediation Potential of a Crude Oil Degrading Pseudomonas Consortium

    Following is a link and abstract for an article published in the Journal for Scientific Research wherein a Pseudomonas consortium isolated from a site contaminated with crude oil was applied and effectively used to remediate the same contaminated site under particular environmental conditions.    Link to pdf:  ...


    By CL Solutions, LLC

  • Improving bioremediation

    Sustainability is becoming a benchmark for the quality of companies who offer remediation solutions, the technologies that they develop and offer commercially, as well as the entire projects where they are used. It is, in essence, not something that can be simply ignored in the months and years ahead if standards are to continue to improve, says Tom Hayes of Ecologia. The sustainability ...


    By Newzeye Ltd

  • Petrox® bioremediation of trimethylbenzene isomers

    Remediation of trimethylbenzene isomers (TMB) is particularly challenging, but effective options including bioremediation are available. TMB is has characteristics similar to the BTEX compounds and some similar to middle range fractions such as naphthalene. These characteristics are summarized in the following table. The solubility of TMB is much lower than BTEX compounds, but much higher than ...


    By CL Solutions, LLC

  • In-situ bioremediation technology tested in Northern Italy

    In-situ groundwater treatment is experiencing rapid growth at contaminated sites, so consultants, environmental engineers, hydrogeologists, and regulators must not only stay abreast of emerging remedies, they must strive to objectively select the most natural and cost-effective solutions available. The Italian natural philosopher and mathematician, Galileo Galilei (1564-1642) wrote that ...


  • Bioremediation of soil

    In our experience, Bioremediation is best accomplished with Bio-augmentation, the addition of large numbers of selected micro-organisms grown in the production laboratory. In addition to bio-augmentation, several physical and chemical parameters must be controlled in order to obtain optimal growth and maximum degradation of soil contaminants. The major factors that are controlled during ...

  • Bioremediation with compost of a diesel contaminated soil: Monitoring by dehydrogenase activity and basal respiration

    The effect of compost on hydrocarbon degradation was determined during a 120-d incubation period. An evaluation of soil basal respiration and dehydrogenase activity as a monitoring instrument for the bioremediation process of soil contaminated with commercial diesel-oil was carried out. Six soil samples were used: S (control, uncontaminated soil), CS (contaminated soil), CSS (contaminated and ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Bioremediation/natural attenuation continues after ISCO treatment

    Scientists and engineers from the private sector and EPA are evaluating the potential for in situ bioremediation and/or natural attenuation to successfully treat residual soil and ground-water contamination after source-area in situ chemical oxidation (ISCO) treatment. The studies were prompted by concerns that the two treatment technologies may be incompatible due to detrimental impacts on ...

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