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Delta Remediation: Powering Sustainable Bioremediation in Canada

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Sustainable Remediation: Harnessing Bioremediation Power with Delta Remediation

What is Sustainable Remediation?

Sustainable remediation is the process of remediating polluted environments using environmentally friendly and sustainable methods. It seeks to reduce the environmental impact of cleanup processes while effectively addressing the contamination issue. Sustainable remediation also means remediation processes that end the lifecycle of the contamination rather than simply relocating the contamination into landfills which is shortsighted and unsustainable in the long run.

The Importance of Sustainability in Remediation

Sustainability in remediation is crucial to ensure the long-term health of the environment and the people who live in it. By utilizing sustainable practices, we can minimize harm to ecosystems, reduce waste, and ensure that future generations have access to a clean and healthy environment.

The Power of Bioremediation

Bioremediation is the process of degrading pollutants using organisms, typically microorganisms. This eco-friendly approach to remediation is gaining popularity due to its effectiveness and reduced impact on the environment.

Applicable Contaminant Profiles

Bioremediation is particularly effective at treating carbon-based contaminants, such as pesticides, oil, diesel, gasoline, heating oil, as well as human waste known as biosolids. These organic pollutants can be broken down by microorganisms, making them ideal candidates for bioremediation.

Inapplicable Contaminant Profiles

While bioremediation has many benefits, it is not suitable for all types of contaminants.

Metals and Salts

Metals and salts are not applicable contaminant profiles for bioremediation, as they do not biodegrade. These materials require alternative remediation methods to be effectively removed from the environment.

The Role of Microorganisms in Bioremediation

Microorganisms play a central role in bioremediation, as they are responsible for breaking down pollutants. There are several strategies used to harness the power of microorganisms in remediation processes:

Natural Attenuation

This passive approach involves doing nothing and letting nature take care of the problem. In some cases, natural attenuation may be sufficient to address the contamination issue, but it is not always the most effective or timely method.


Biostimulation is a process of making the bacteria that are already in the ground more active using nutrients, air sparging, heat, or other means. By stimulating the existing bacterial population, bioremediation processes can be accelerated and enhanced.


Bioaugmentation involves adding bacteria to the population to take the guesswork out of bioremediation. By introducing specific bacteria that are known to be effective at breaking down contaminants, the remediation process can be optimized and controlled.

Delta Remediation: Your Bioremediation Solutions Provider

Expertise in Bioaugmentation and Biostimulation

Delta Remediation is a premier provider of ex-situ and in-situ hydrocarbon bioremediation solutions through proven scientific technology. The company specializes in bioaugmentation, utilizing all the techniques of biostimulation to create an optimal environment for bacteria to grow and thrive.

Customized Remediation Solutions

Delta Remediation understands that each remediation project is unique, requiring tailored solutions to address specific contamination issues. By working closely with clients, Delta Remediation can develop customized strategies that harness the power of bioremediation to effectively clean up polluted environments.

The Importance of Selecting the Right Microorganisms

Using specific bacteria for bioremediation is similar to using the proper yeast for cooking, making beer, or cheese to control the outcome. By selecting the right microorganisms, Delta Remediation ensures the most effective and efficient bioremediation processes are implemented.

The Bread or Beer Analogy

Any skilled brewmaster or baker always chooses the right yeast, ingredients and methods to create a delicious bread or beer. It would be possible to try and make bread or beer using natural yeasts, however it will be very difficult to control the outcome of the process and chances are very high that the outcome would not be as desired. Delta Remediation takes the guesswork out of bioremediation by incorporating or adding specific bacteria appropriate to achieve the desired remediation results. This attention to detail and commitment to quality sets Delta Remediation apart in the industry.


Sustainable remediation is an essential aspect of preserving our environment for future generations. By harnessing the power of bioremediation, Delta Remediation offers environmentally friendly solutions to clean up contaminated sites. With expertise in bioaugmentation and biostimulation, Delta Remediation is your go-to provider for effective and sustainable remediation solutions.


1. What is the difference between biostimulation and bioaugmentation?

Biostimulation involves enhancing the activity of existing bacteria in the soil using nutrients, air sparging, heat, or other means. In contrast, bioaugmentation involves adding specific bacteria to the environment to optimize and control the bioremediation process.

2. Can bioremediation be used to treat all types of contaminants?

Bioremediation is most effective at treating carbon-based contaminants, such as pesticides, oil, diesel, gasoline, heating oil, and biosolids. Metals and salts are not suitable for bioremediation, as they do not biodegrade.

3. What makes Delta Remediation a premier provider of bioremediation solutions?

Delta Remediation specializes in bioaugmentation and utilizes various biostimulation techniques to optimize bacterial growth. The company works closely with clients to develop customized remediation strategies that effectively address contamination issues.

4. How does bread making apply to bioremediation?

Just as a baker selects the right yeast to control the outcome of their baking, Delta Remediation chooses the appropriate bacteria and bioremediation techniques to achieve the desired remediation results. Delta is removing the guesswork from bioremediation.

5. Is sustainable remediation more effective than traditional remediation methods?

Sustainable remediation methods, such as bioremediation, can be just as effective, if not more so, than traditional remediation methods. The key advantage is that sustainable remediation techniques actual solve the problem whereas transporting and storing or disposing of contaminated soil is simply pushing the problem down the line for future generations to have to deal with.