Case Study :
Industrial Manufacturing Site, Illinois
Leaks from an aboveground solvent tank impacted soil and ground water quality at a manufacturing site in Illinois. The impact was found under the adjoining building as well as the area near the tank. The soil and ground water were treated in situ with CL-Out® bioremediation microbes. Through cometabolism CL-Out® microbes reduced the contaminant concentrations to acceptable levels in less than one year.
|Contaminants||Soil Results (mg/Kg)||Ground Water Results (mg/L)|
|Pre-Treatment||Post- Treatment||Pre-Treatment||Post- Treatment|
Implementation and Results
Soil Type: Silty clay till
Treatment Area: 15,000 sq. ft.
Unsaturated soil thickness: 16 ft.
Saturated aquifer thickness: 5 ft.
Treatment: Two applications, initial treatment with 13 units of CL-Out® and follow up treatment with 5 units.
Product Cost: $30,000
CL-Out® bioremediation quickly and cost-effectively reduced the contaminant concentrations to acceptable levels. Through cometabolism the parent and daughter products were removed simultaneously. CL-Out® bioaugmentation accelerated the site remediation and reduced uncertainty by applying the right microbes where they were needed.