Petrox microbe thrive on naphthalene and are very efficient at naphthalene bioremediation in the field. In fact, naphthalene is occasionally used in the QA/QC process to verify Petrox viability and effectiveness. In this test, the Petrox organisms are placed on an agar devoid of a carbon source. The naphthalene is applied to the top plate as the sole carbon source. The Petrox viability is then demonstrated by colony growth on the top plate as shown on the following picture.
Delta Remediation of Acheson, Alberta, Canada is featured in the Canadian Trade Commissioner Service as a leader in clean technologies for the oil and gas industry in Canada and internationally. Delta Remediation uses a proprietary blend of CL Solutions’ organisms called Biologix for bioremediaion of hydrocarbons in soil, water and ground water. Download information about Delta Remediation and Canada’s cleantech industries by clicking here. Learn more about Delta Remediation by clicking here to go to their web site.
Petrox reduced the concentration of TPH in soil at a former gas station from 9,500 mg/kg to 52 mg/kg. The impacted soil was at more than 20 feet deep. Injection of calcium peroxide provided the oxygen needed for metabolism of the petroleum by Petrox microbes. The post treatment sampling was 90 days after the bioaugmentation, so that even though the average remediation rate was 105 mg/kg/day, the peak remediation rate must have been much higher when the Petrox population was higher.
This is another example of fast, reliable bioremediation by Petrox organisms.
Convenience Store in Florida
After three underground storage tanks were removed from the location of a convenience store, investigation showed that petroleum contamination was present in small area near the former dispenser island. The vadose-zone contaminated soil was excavation and disposed off-site. Ground water monitoring showed that the ground water impact was limited to a small area near the source of contamination. The decision was made to close the site by applying Petrox® bioremediation to the ground water.
Ground Water Contamination
The ground water contamination was in a shallow water table aquifer that had a medium permeability. The contamination was a suite of BTEX, PAHs, methylnaphthalene isomers and TRPH.
A pilot study was completed to determine feasibility of Petrox bioremediation combined with a peroxide oxygen supplement. The pilot study reduced contaminant concentrations by up to 92%. A full-scale application completed the site remediation.
The pilot study and full-scale applications of Petrox and an oxygen supplement reduced BTEX compounds by >99%, naphthalene by 99%, TRPH by 96% and naphthalene isomers by 88% to achieve the remediation goals and site closure. The microbial cost for the pilot study and full-scale treatment was less than $2,000.
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CL Solutions provides a special consortium of microbes for remediation of water containing high concentrations of used or waste oil. Under various conditions, the oil removal rate was as much as 1,300 mg/L/day. In some situations the remediation goal is simply to remove the visible sheen or separate-phase oil. With aeration, CL Solutions microbes were able to remove the visible oil layer and reduce the TPH concentration from 29% to less than 1% in 30 days at a waste oil lagoon. For more information and other case studies click here.