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Bioremediation of Petroleum Contaminated Soils – A Case Study

A case study about the bioremediation of petroleum contaminated soils using Custom HC, a bioremediation bacteria product. This case study is a quite simple illustration of the use of bioremediation bacteria to clean petroleum contaminated soils. Custom HC, manufactured by Custom Biologicals, is a bioremediation bacteria product. Custom HC contains petrophilic (oil-loving) bacteria selected because of their enhanced ability to degrade petroleum products, fuel oils, phenols and petrochemicals. The addition of bacteria with the intent of metabolizing petroleum or other chemicals is called bioaugmentation. Bioremediation of Petroleum Contaminated Soils – A Case Study   Client Category: Ex-situ Petroleum contaminated soil. Location: Dade County, Florida, U.S.A. Problem:  An underground leaking motor oil storage tank went unnoticed and unemptied for 15 years. Two batches of excavated soil were contaminated with motor oil. Contamination Size: The soils were removed resulting in two piles, batch1 and batch 2. Batch #1 208 cubic yards 18,000 ppm TPH (Total Parts Hydrocarbon).  Batch #2 178 cubic yards 8,530 ppm TPH. Custom Treatment: Soil was treated separately with 2 gallons of Custom HC per cubic yard. Nutrients were added according to recommendations and aeration was provided. From the graphs, it is easy to see that both piles were treated by 90 days after the start of the bioremediation of petroleum. While...

RV Fizzytabs for Holding Tank Odor

Ever been on this trip? Family vacation and you have the entire crew in a rented Recreational Vehicle. You’re going cross country to spend some quality time with the family. About 3 hours in someone starts to complain about smells and you figure it will go away – maybe you ran over a skunk. By the end of the day you realize that your rented RV came complete with holding tank odors. BAD ODORS  – REAL BAD. You need to take care of the holding tank odor NOW. You need RV Fizzytabs by Custom Biologicals. RV Fizzytabs for Holding Tank Odor Reduces Holding Tank Odor Liquifies Solids Helps keep your Holding Tank Trouble Free RV Fizzytabs are a powerful holding tank and wash tank treatment in an easy to use effervescent tablet. Simply remove a tablet from the foil, drop it into a toilet bowl, add water it necessary, allow time to dissolve and flush. THATS IT. No mixing and no messy chemicals.    Each RV Fizzytab releases billions of beneficial bacteria into your holding tank system. The beneficial bacteria go straight to work digesting the organic material that causes holding tank odor. The bacteria also help liquefy the organic material, removing the solid crust that is harmful to...

Wastewater Bacteria and Their Importance in Treatment of Sewage Part 1

The Importance of Wastewater Treatment Bacteria at a Sewage Treatment Plant – Part 1 It is important to remember, and often overlooked, that the real work at the sewage treatment plant is done by the wastewater treatment bacteria and other microorganisms. Bacteria are single celled organisms that multiply by binary fission; that is one bacteria cell divides into two and two into four, etc. With an adequate food supply, bacteria are capable of reproducing every 20 minutes. To illustrate to yourself how fast this cell reproduction can be consider that once every 20 minutes means three cell divisions per hour. So get a calculator and hit 2 times 2, times 2, times 2, etc. After a mere seven hours, that initial wastewater bacteria has the potential to multiple into over one million bacterial cells. This amazing growth at a wastewater treatment plant is generally fueled by two things; adequate food supply and adequate oxygen supply. As a quick footnote, I’m not suggesting that all wastewater bacteria require oxygen but generally the aerobes grow at a much faster rate. Additionally, other factors such as temperature and pH will effect the growth rate of wastewater bacteria. For the purposes of this post, we’ll assume that the sewage plant is operating under...

Drain Line Fizzytabs – A Drain Line Cleaner

Drain Line Fizzytabs Drain Line Fizzytabs by Custom Biologicals are a drain line cleaner, drain line maintenance and drain line odor control product. Drain Line Fizzytabs can be used by residences, industries, and food service companies. Drain Line Fizzytabs Opens Slow Drains Removes Drain Line Buildup Prevents Future Buildup Prevents Clogs Eliminates Odors Safe on All Pipes Safe, All Natural Formula   Price: $29.99 Quantity: Drain Maintenance, Drain Cleaning and Drain Odor Control Without treatment, drains accumulate soap scum, fats, oils and grease, minerals and other organic materials. This material causes nasty odors, and slowly builds up in the pipe, reducing the flow of water. Most of this material is biodegradable. As the pipe size is reduced, drainage slows and backups are more common. Drain Line Fizzytabs contain millions of safe, natural bacteria that produce enzymes and biodegrade soap scum, fats, oils, and grease that reduce the diameter of the pipe. Drain Line Fizzytabs help clean the pipe and eliminate drain line odors. Drain Line Fizzytabs are simple to use. Simply drop one fizzytab into a bucket of water (at least 2 quarts of water please). Watch the effervescent tablet dissolve and add the bacteria to the water. No stirring or mixing is required. Pour some of the liquid...
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