Surface Oil Spill Bioremediation

Petrox microbes provide quick response surface oil spill bioremediation.  Petrox can be applied to the oil surface with a backpack sprayer to initiate rapid bioremediation.  This approach protects surface water and vegetation with minimal surface traffic.

In the following example, an oil spill affected the vegetation and surface water at the edge of a lake. Contractors applied Petrox to the oil surface on vegetation and soil.  Periodic soil samples tracked the results.  After 90 days, the maximum and average concentrations decreased by more than 95% at a very low cost.

Surface Spill Results

Soil Mixing to Improve Distribution of Microbial Solution

Bioaugmentation results can be accelerated and amplified by soil mixing to improve distribution and contact.  The equipment shown in this example was used to blend Petrox with contaminated soil to a depth of 10 feet.

Soil Mixing Equipment to Improve Microbial Solution Distribution

Soil Mixing Equipment to Improve Microbial Solution Distribution

Click here to view a short video of soil mixing.

The Basics of Petroleum Bioremediation

For a brief summary of the basics of petroleum bioremediation follow this link Basics of Petroleum Bioremediation

Surface Spills to Deep Subsurface Success With Petrox Bioremediation

Petrox bioremediation is used to remove petroleum contamination from soil and water under many different conditions.  From surface spills to deep soil and ground water contamination, Petrox has successfully removed the contamination and environmental risk.  This summary of case studies demonstrates the applicability of Petrox bioremediation to the full range and life cycle of petroleum spills. Click here to view the document.


Multiple Contaminant Bioremediation

Cl Solutions provides special microbial blends for the bioremediation of different contaminant types.  However, the advantage of the Pseudomonas sp. in our products is that they have multiple metabolic capabilities, which means for example that a blend optimized for cometabolism of chlorinated solvents can also be effective in petroleum removal.

A recent study by a user of our products showed that the CL Solutions’ patented approach for 1,4-dioxane bioremediation can also degrade a range of chlorinated volatile organic compounds (CVOCs).

Other examples of the successful treatment of mixed plumes are:

Petrox removal of petroleum compounds and trace levels of chlorinated solvents.

Petrox cometabolism of MTBE using petroleum components as a substrate and removing them simultaneously.

CL-Out simultaneous removal of nitrates and perchlorate.

Feel free to check out the case studies or call us for more information.