Bioremediation, is the use of microbes to break down biologically petroleum-based (hydrocarbons) contaminants. The surface area of the contaminant is increased, breaking it down from macro-sized to micro-sized molecules.The microbes produce extra-cellular enzymes which transform the micro-sized contaminants into a food source for the microbes. The microbes readily digest the food source producing carbon dioxide (CO2) and water (H2O) as non-toxic by-products. The enzymes initiate the metabolic process reducing the contaminant to a more manageable size.
Our products are made up of naturally occurring microbes that are “mined” in ocean environments. The microbes consume toxic hydrocarbons and convert it back to CO2 and H2O. Produced at 200,000 gallons per day, a quantity capable of “digesting” approximately 800,000 gallons of crude oil per day on contact; not in weeks or months or years but within minutes or hours. An aggressive bio remedial response to a wide range of hazardous organic material. A process that is an ecologically safe and natural process. Our products are an eco-friendly organic solution for todays environmentally conscience industries.
Bioremediation was the only viable natural solution used during the Exxon Valdez oil spill; reducing that oil spill by 80% in just 3 days.
Our microbes identify the origin of the food source and alter the enzyme production to attack the identified source.
The bacteria involved in the process of Bioremediation shown on the right are simply gluttonous microbes. These naturally occurring microbes are placed within the contaminated site, (In-Situ) in which they immediately begin to start breaking down the organic contaminant. This “breaking down” process consists of these microbes breaking the carbon chains; which make up all organic molecules. The microbes thus work on breaking down the carbon chains until the contaminant is eliminated and no longer an environmental threat. As a result of this process, carbon dioxide and water are left behind as by-products; with trace elements of fatty acids.
To explain further on a small scale how our microbes consume hydrocarbons, you would really have to see it with your own eyes. The picture shown on the right and description below is a good example on how this natural microbe functions.
Pictured right is control with over 30 PPM of TPH (total particulate hydrocarbon).
Pictured middle is the same after 5 minutes of bioremediation with our proprietary microbe blend , Less than 5 PPM’s of TPH.
Pictured left is after 30 minutes with a reduction of 95%.
Tests were conducted by the Key West Community College’s
Department of Science.
February 18, 2012 at 11:27am Source: Bioremedation INC