As the developed world has created the need for energy, one of the most challenging environmental problems today is hydrocarbon contamination resulting from the activities related to the petrochemical industry.
Hydrocarbon based waste streams (created in the exploration and production of petroleum products) are especially problematic given that hydrocarbon components are been known to be carcinogenic and neurotoxic pollutants, harmful to plants, animals, and of course humans.
Generally accepted remediation methods such as incineration or storage insecure landfills can become prohibitively expensive when amounts of contaminants are large. Additionally, in most cases, the liability remains and the problem is not solved.
By teaming up with a proactive waste management company in 2019, Delta Remediation was able to declassify highly contaminated materials so that they could be used as cover material in a nearby municipal waste facility. This treatment method not only saved the client money (56%), but it also provided a public benefit as the soils treated will never need to be handled again. By using BioLogix Bioremediation treatments, clients can eliminate their liabilities while also saving money.
The highlights of the project are summarized in the tables and charts below:
Source Material: Drilling Waste and Centrifuge Cake (soils and absorbed wood chips)
Source Material temp: Ranged from 22 °C to 45 °C (chemical decomposition created heat prior to treatment)
Treatment Method: Ex Situ Soil Mixing (20 tonne excavator and tooth bucket)
Post Treatment Duration: 60 days to goal criteria
Composite sampling data from beginning concentrations to 9 weeks
BioLogix remediation is a proven technology for the treatment of highly contaminated soils and absorbent medias since it is cost-effective and will eventually lead to complete mineralization of contamination. Bioremediation allows for the mineralization of organic contaminants into carbon dioxide, water, inorganic compounds, and cell protein via BioLogix microorganisms and beneficial chemistry.
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