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Bioremediation of Produced Water FAQ’s

Bioremediation of Produced Water – Frequently Asked Questions. What are the general characteristics of produced water? Produced waters that are formed from gas production tend to have high concentrations of aromatic hydrocarbons, specifically the BTEX (Benzene, Toluene, Ethylbenzene, and xylene) compounds. Produced water also contains the chemicals used for gas processing such as; sulfide removal chemicals, dehydration chemicals, hydrogen sulfide reducing chemicals, and chemicals that inhibit hydrates. Produced water contains free product hydrocarbons, and a number of dissolved and dispersed compounds. Generally, produced water is placed into a holding pond. What is bioremediation of produced water? Bioremediation of produced water is the use of bacteria to metabolize the hydrocarbons and other petroleum compounds associated with produced water. What are the major problems associated with produced water? Generally, produced water is first treated to remove as much free product hydrocarbons as possible. While the goal is to reduce TRPH to below 100ppm, most treated produced water contains 300-400 ppm TRPH. Additionally, produced water contains saturation concentrations for any hydrocarbons present. These hydrocarbons can’t be removed by physical methods. Treating these remaining hydrocarbons is the major problem with produced water. Also, as the produced water begins to evaporate, a number of problems develop. The hydrocarbons in the produced water begin to...

Custom HC Tabs Bioremediation Bacteria

Custom HC Tabs Bioremediation Bacteria Biological Hydrocarbon and Petroleum Digestant Custom HC Tabs are the easiest solution to Oil/Water separator maintenance. No Measuring! No Mixing! No Pumps! Simply drop Custom HC Tabs into the separator to help reduce TPH, BTEX, hydrocarbons, oil, and more. Custom HC Tabs contain a highly concentrated blend of naturally occurring, petrophilic (oil loving), bacteria that actually digest hydrocarbons and petroleum products that would normally accumulate inside the oil water separator, laundry wastewater, or car wash recycle water. These bioremediation bacteria have been selected because of their safety and their enhanced ability to metabolize hydrocarbons and petroleum products. Custom HC Tabs’ slow release formula continuously releases bacteria for maximum effectiveness without the need for expensive pumps. Now, you can use the latest technology, bioremediation bacteria, to solve your oil water separator and car wash odor problems. Features and Benefits of HC Tabs    Natural Bacteria Formulation  Reduce Hydrocarbons in Oil Water Separators  Reduces TPH, BTEX Levels  Helps Control Odors  Continuous Release Formula  Reduces Pumping, Snaking, and Surcharges Applications of HC Tabs  Oil Water Separators  Car Wash Recycle Water  Laundry Wastewater Availability  4 Packs w/Nets 20 Tab Bulk Box 60 Tab Bulk Case Directions for Use of HC Tabs – Bioremediation Bacteria Oil Water Separators: Dosage...

Oil Water Separator Kit

Oil Water Separator Kit by Custom Biologicals Are you still pumping your oil water separator? Are you paying too much in pumping costs, environmental surcharges, and penalties? Well look no further, Custom Biologicals has designed a product specifically for you – the Oil Water Separator Kit. The oil water separator kit contains Custom HC Tabs  and bionutrients. Custom HC Tabs are a slow release tablet that contains a blend of specifically selected petrophilic, oil loving, bacteria. These bacteria have been selected because of their enhanced ability to metabolize (eat) the oils, petrochemicals, phenols, and hydrocarbons typically found in an oil water separator. Also included in the oil water separator kit are bionutrients. Custom HC Tabs slowly release the bacteria into your oil water separator eliminating the need for a costly pump and insuring a continuos flow of bacteria. Most oil water separators use two to four Custom HC Tabs per month. Regular use of Custom HC Tabs in your oil water separator will reduce pumping, reduce odors, and reduce surcharges. Use of HC Tabs generally will reduce your overall maintenance charges associated with your oil water separator. The Oil Water Separator Kit contains: 4 Custom HC Tabs 4 Packs of Bionutrients Custom HC Tabs are available in the Oil Water...

Bioremediation of an Oil Water Separator – Case Study

The Bioremediation of a Oil Water Separator – A Case Study This case study involves the use of Custom-HC, a bioremediation bacterial product, in a oil water separator. Oil water separators are deigned to keep oil, fuel oils, and hydrocarbons out of municipal sewage systems. Oil water separators are a form of industrial wastewater treatment and work because of the different densities of water and oil. The generally accepted method to maintain the oil water separator is simply to pump it out periodically. This is expensive and unnecessary. Bioremediation, the use of specific bacteria to metabolize oil, is as less expensive and efficient process of maintaining oil water separators. Custom HC, a bioremediation product of Custom Biologicals, is the bioremediation bacteria used in this case study. Custom HC contains petrophilic, oil loving, bacteria. These bacteria have been specifically selected because of their enhanced ability to metabolize, eat, typical compounds found in oil water separators such as; oil, diesel, gasoline, BTEX, TPH, and phenols. Client Category: Oil Water Separator Repair garage for fleet of 29 vehicles Location: East Boston, Massachusetts Capacity: 200 gallon separator discharging into city sewage system Industrial Wastewater Problem: Received letter from city to either clean the separator or pump it. The TPH was 33,940 mg/L. The city code calls for under...
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