Phthalates are a a family of common industrial chemicals used in plastics and other consume products. Phthalates can damage the liver, kidneys, lungs and reproductive system. Petrox microbes can remove these contaminants from water or soil to reduce potential exposure to these risks.
Petrox bioremediation of phthalates has been demonstrated in field and laboratory studies to remove phthalates from soil and ground water. Field application of Petrox bioremediation reduced bis(2-ethylhexyl)phthalate (BEP) concentrations from 650 ppm to 397 ppm in soil and 300 to 39 ppb in ground water at a site in Rochester, New York. At the same site di-n-octylphthalate (DOP) in soil was reduced from 7.5 to 1.9 ppm. Click here to view the case study.