oil remediation bacteria Articles

  • Proof That Bacteria Degrade Oil

    There has been a lot of publicity and ‘noise’ around the ability of bacteria to degrade oil, especially following BP’s Gulf of Mexico incident.  However little has been shown to prove that biological remediation is an effective means of treating oil contamination. Over many years CBIO have worked to develop a range of a microbial products that have proven to be able to ...


    By Cleveland Biotech Ltd.

  • Novel diesel-oil-degrading bacteria and fungi from the Ecuadorian Amazon rainforest

    Isolating new diesel-oil-degrading microorganisms from crude-oil contaminated sites and evaluating their degradation capacities are vitally important in the remediation of oil-polluted environments and crude-oil exploitation. In this research, new hydrocarbon-degrading bacteria and fungi were isolated from the crude-oil contaminated soil of the oil-fields in the Amazon rainforest of north-east ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • The Effectiveness of Using Automated Belt Oil Skimmers as a Method of Well Remediation

     ABSTRACT In many sites across the country, groundwater has been contaminated by petroleum products due to leaky underground tanks or past spills. If the leak has gone unnoticed, a considerable amount of product could exist in an aquifer (underground water reservoir), and may be trapped in the surrounding rock. Remediation can take months or years to complete and is frequently labor ...

  • Nanobite remediates boyne river oil spill - Case study

    On the 6 September 2007, an oil spill from a fuel dump leaks into the beautiful Boyne River, County Louth, Ireland. Local wild fowl and their nesting areas are endangered, as is the local water supply. The coastguards deploy conventional booms to contain the spill but decide against the use of conventional chemical detergents because of the obvious damage to flora and fauna. ...


    By Slick Solutions

  • Heating up natural remediation

    Manjit Kahlon of Provectus Group Ltd describes how it investigated the effect of thermally enhanced soil vapour extraction (TESVE) on indigenous microbial communities and the potential for subsequent biological polishing of chlorinated solvents Field trials were done at the Western Storage Area (WSA) of Harwell in Oxfordshire, a former nuclear research site being decommissioned by Research Sites ...


  • Isolation of surfactant-resistant bacteria from natural, surfactant-rich marine habitats

    Environmental remediation efforts often utilize either biodegradative microbes or surfactants, but not in combination. Coupling both strategies holds the potential to dramatically increase the rate and extent of remediation because surfactants can enhance the bioavailability of contaminants to microbes. However, many surfactants permeabilize ...

  • Remediation of Diesel and Fuel Oil Hydrocarbons in High Clay Content Soils: A Field Comparison of Amendment Performance Conducted at the Mare Island Naval Shipyard

    ABSTRACT Past practices at the now closed Mare Island Naval Shipyard in Vallejo, CA caused diesel and fuel oil range organic (DFRO) contamination of the soil. The high clay content of the soils makes any remediation effort especially challenging. Chromatography of methylene chloride extracts of Mare Island soil confirmed that little weathering or degradation of petroleum hydrocarbons had ...


    By Weston Solutions, Inc

  • Microbes in oil E&P

    The role of microbes in the oil industry, both detrimental and beneficial, has now become more and more accepted. Reservoir souring and microbial influenced corrosion cost the oil and gas business millions of dollars every year, and require adequate mitigation and surveillance strategies. Monitoring using modern molecular microbiological methods has facilitated a better understanding of ...


    By Energy Institute (EI)

  • CH#952 - Oil Contaminated Soil

    SITE OWNER: A National Overnight Express Package Company SITE SURVEY: Site and geological surveys revealed a contaminated area north of the facility and west of a diesel tank pit. The cause of the contamination was the result of two (2) underground storage tanks (UST™). One tank contained waste oil while the other contained new oil. Both tanks had ...


    By Bio-Systems International

  • 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 ...

  • The Bactaerator - the natural sump solution case study

    Cleveland Biotech Ltd, market leaders in the field of applied environmental biotechnology, have developed another market leading application system – The Bactaerator. Sumps, wet wells and pumping stations provide continual problems to all those responsible with managing and maintaining them, from pubs and supermarkets to drainage contractors and water companies. The problem most commonly ...


    By Cleveland Biotech Ltd.

  • An Honest Assessment of the Environmental Biotech Industry

    Dr Tony Brooke of CBIO gives an honest opinion of the current state of the Environmental Biotechnology industry and how it is perceived by potential customers What is the role targeted bioaugmentation has in optimising treatment plant operation? Risking an unfair ...


    By Cleveland Biotech Ltd.

  • OSEI CEO Mr. Steven Pedigo speaks to the RRT v and VII

    A meeting of Regional Response Team 7 (RRT) member agencies and regional stakeholders convened at 13:00 on April 21, 2015, at 201 North 2nd Street, St. Charles, Missouri (MO). Co-chairs Scott Hayes of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Michael Sams of the U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) welcomed participants to the meeting. After attendee self-introductions, Hayes asked if corrections ...

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