Patent Granted for Perchlorate Bioremediation

The US Patent Office has granted a patent for bioremediation of perchlorate in contaminated media to Michael Saul of CL Solutions and Andrew Irwin of Irwin Engineers of Natick, Massachusetts. This patent is based on the application of bioremediation to remediate perchlorate contaminated soil, sediments and ground water at a site in Massachusetts.  CL Solutions and Irwin Engineers collaborated on the the remediation of the site, where the perchlorate concentrations were reduced by orders of magnitude in one year of active treatment.  The project is a featured case study elsewhere on this site.