Petrox

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

An All-Natural Product

Petrox contains a highly-concentrated consortium of multiple petroleum-degrading microbial strains. Extracted from natural sources 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.   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 and Custom Blends

Available in standard blend or custom formulations 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.

Standard Petrox blends target BTEX compounds (Benzene, Toluene, Ethylbenzene, Xylene),  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) including benzo(a)pyrene, and trimethylbenzene isomers.  Click here to download a summary of applications to petroleum products.

Custom Petrox blends target unusual contaminants for bioremediation, such as chromium, pesticides, and explosives.

Applications

  • 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