Petrox™ delivers rapid bioremediation of environmental contamination caused by industrial and commercial hydrocarbons.

An All-Natural Product

It contains a highly-concentrated solution of live, strains of lyophilized (freeze-dried) Pseudomonas organisms that occur naturally in the earth’s ecosystem. These cultures are free of pathogens and there is no artificial mutation or genetic engineering involved. Extracted from a once-contaminated sites and isolated under controlled laboratory conditions, these beneficial organisms degrade petroleum hydrocarbons, organic solvents, and semi-volatile hydrocarbons to convert them mainly into carbon dioxide and water.  Petrox is most frequently used to remediate petroleum in soil and ground water.  Click here to download a summary of the range of hydrocarbon applications.

From Brown To Green Faster

Site closure often occurs in a matter of weeks or months versus several years or more for other methods, giving users the combined benefit of fast site closure and remarkable cost savings.

Standard Blends

Available in three standard blends or custom formulated for specific needs, Petrox can be used as a highly effective stand-alone decontamination solution or as a powerful augmentation to speed the remediation of existing treatment systems.

Petrox 1™- BTEX compounds (Benzene, Toluene, Ethylbenzene, Xylene), Dichlorotoluene (2,5-), Dioctylphthalate (common plasticizer), Fuels (gasoline, diesel and heating oils), Methyl Ethyl Ketone (MEK, 2-butanone), Methylene Chloride, Mineral spirits, Naphthalene, Stoddard solvents, Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons (PAHs), and trimethylbenzene isomers.  Click here to download a summary of applications to petroleum products.

Petrox 2™– Citrus Industry by-products, D-Limonene (Including citrus-based cleaning compounds), Isoprenoids (A class of organic compounds produced by plants), Terpene compounds (Natural hydrocarbons produced by plants), and Terpene-based solvents.

Petrox 3™– Anthracene, Chlorotoluene (M-), Chlorotoluene (O-), Chlorotoluene (P-), Chrysene, Cresols, Creosote, Fluorene, Oils and Greases (Food and petroleum), Pesticides, including 1,2-D, 2,4-D, Aldrin, Endrin, Pentachlorophenol (PCP), Phenanthrene, and Phenol.


  • Commonly used at fuel terminals and gas stations, in the metals and chemicals industries, citrus production, railroads, manufactured gas plants, and wood treatment facilities.
  • Designed for stand-alone application or for augmentation of existing treatments, including vapor stripping, sparging, excavation, and dual-phase extractions technologies.

Each Petrox product batch is manufactured under sterile conditions, and subjected to stringent quality control protocols before release for shipment. Available as a freeze-dried powder and hydrated on site for the highest possible microbial activity, each culture is provided with unique nutrient/growth factor formulation to maximize viable cell count.

Environmental Conditions for  Treatment

Parameter Effective Range Optimum Range
PH 4.5-9.5 6.0-8.0
Temperature 32-105ºF 55-90ºF
Salinity 0-5% <5%
Dissolved Oxygen >0.0ppm 1-8ppm

Petrox: Demonstrated Remediation Rates

Contaminant Initial Concentration (ppm) Final Concentration (ppm) Test Period (hours) Percent Reduction Degradation Rate (mg/L/hr at 1E06 CFU/ml)
Fuel Oil in Water 2,000 1,400 40 30% 15
Fuel Oil in Sand 2,000 1,400 240 30% 2.5
Ethyl Benzene 3 0 168 100% 0.02
Xylene 3.6 0.4 168 89% 0.02
Toluene 99 15 168 85% 0.5
Methyl Ethyl Ketone 21 4 168 81% 0.1
Phenol 90 0 48 100% 1.9
Methylene Chloride 15 0 168 100% 0.09
Pentachlorophenol 50 32 84 35% 0.21
Dioctylphthalate 100 70 120 30% 0.25