Surface Oil Spill Bioremediation

Petrox microbes provide quick response surface oil spill bioremediation.  Petrox can be applied to the oil surface with a backpack sprayer to initiate rapid bioremediation.  This approach protects surface water and vegetation with minimal surface traffic.

In the following example, an oil spill affected the vegetation and surface water at the edge of a lake. Contractors applied Petrox to the oil surface on vegetation and soil.  Periodic soil samples tracked the results.  After 90 days, the maximum and average concentrations decreased by more than 95% at a very low cost.

Surface Spill Results

Cometabolism of 1,1,1-TCA in a Mixed Solvent Plume

One of the benefits of CL-Out cometabolism is that the enzymes produced by the Pseudomonas sp. organisms convert a wide range of organic chemicals into organic acids that can be metabolized.  The aggressive application of CL-Out organisms to soil and ground water at a chemical mixing company removed the source of ground water contamination by chloroethanes and chloroethenes,  including PCE and 1,1,1-TCA.  The aerobic cometabolism of these compounds achieved MCLs in less than 6 months.  Click here to view the case study Mixed Solvent Plume Cometabolism by CL-Out