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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...

Bioremediation of an Oil Water Separator – A Case Study

This case study is about the bioremediation of an oil water separator using Custom HC, a bioremediation product by Custom Biologicals.  Custom HC contains petrophilic, oil loving, bacteria. These oil loving bacteria have been specifically selected for use in bioremediation because of their enhanced ability to metabolize oil, petrochemicals, BTEX components and hydrocarbons. The addition of bacteria to wastewater is called bioaugmentation, a form of bioremediation. In this case Custom HC was added to the oil water separator. Bioremediation of an Oil Water Separator – A Case Study Client Category: Industrial Wastewater – Truck Maintenance Yard Location: Phoenix, Arizona, USA Physical Plant: Two 350 gallon holding tanks leading to a 4,000 gallon oil/water separator. Flow: 7,000 GPD average Problem:  TPH (Total Parts Hydrocarbon) level of 180 mg/L caused a surcharge of $7,000.00 per year. Pumping the oil/water separator monthly at a cost of $600.00 per month. Previous Treatment: Pumping the oil/water separator monthly at a cost of $600.00 per month. ustom HC was added daily to the holding tanks. A total of two 55 gallon drums were used each month. The product then flowed into the 4,000 gallon separator. Bionutrients were also added. Custom Treatment: Custom HC was added daily to the holding tanks. A total of two 55 gallon drums were used each month. The product...

Industrial Wastewater Treatment Reduce FOG (Fats, Oils, and Greases)

This case study is about the industrial wastewater treatment of FOG (Fats, Oils and Grease) at a bakery. Food processing wastewater generally has FOG problems. Custom Biologicals has a great deal of experience with the industrial wastewater treatment of FOG. In fact, reducing FOG is generally a major concern at most industrial wastewater treatment plants. Custom uses F-TREAT, our biological wastewater effluent treatment product, to reduce FOG at wastewater facilities. F-TREAT is a bioremediation product designed specifically for wastewater treatment problems and it is effective in both industrial wastewater treatment and municipal wastewater treatment facilities.  Industrial Wastewater Treatment Reduce FOG (Fats, Oils, and Greases) Client Category: Industrial wastewater treatment. One of the largest bakeries in the Western U.S.A. Location: Los Angeles, CA, USA Physical Plant: A network of floor drains flows into a six stage 6,000 gallon interceptor. Flow: Flow is irregular but averages 35,000 GPD (Gallons per Day) Problem: High surcharges primarily for FOG averaging $60,000.00 per quarter. BOD was also high and the odor was very strong. Previous Treatment: The industrial wastewater was chlorinated heavily and discharged into the city sewage system. The installation of a large wastewater treatment facility was recommended. Custom Treatment: 4 gallons per day of F-TREAT were dispensed into the system. One half at the beginning of the main drain and...

Mop’n Treat – Biological Floor Drain Cleaner

Mop’n Treat Biological Floor Drain Cleaner   Mop’n Treat is a revolutionary biological floor drain cleaner. Mop’n Treat is a fast dissolving, effervescent tablet that contains millions of grease eating, harmless bacteria. Mop’n Treat is designed to remove grease from: Floors Drain lines and Floor Drains Hard to reach cracks and crevices. Simply add Mop’n Treat to your daily mop bucket and clean as normal. The bacteria in Mop’n Treat go to work immediately in those tough to clean areas like the floor drains, tile grout, and drain lines. And Mop’n Treat is good for your grease trap too! Mop’n Treat is: Compatible with all floor cleaners – no change of soap needed Once a day treatment Once tablet per mop bucket – eliminate waste from overfilling Degrades organic material in cracks, crevices, drain lines, grease traps, and floor drains Strongest biological floor cleaner on the market. Directions for use: For Mopping: At the end of the day, simply drop one tablet into the mop water prepared with water , soap and water, or cleaner of your choice. Allow 2-3 minutes for the effervescent tablet to dissolve. Mop floor normally focusing on cracks, crevices, and spaces under equipment. When mopping is completed, pour mop water into floor drains. If...

Custom GT Concentrate Grease Trap Bacteria

Custom GT Concentrate – By Custom Biologicals A Grease Trap Bacteria Formulation Designed for Distributors Custom GT is our grease trap bacteria product. The bacteria in Custom GT have been specifically selected because of their enhanced ability to metabolize the fats, oils, and grease (FOG) that are found in restaurant grease traps. All restaurants have have issues with Fats, Oils and Grease (FOG), grease traps, and grease trap odors. Typically restaurant owners will pump the grease trap, an expensive, smelly, and messy procedure. In fact, grease trap pumping is becoming more and more expensive and pumping of the grease trap only moves the problem from one place to another. Other restaurants will use chemicals and enzymes. These products simply move the problem down the sewer line. That’s why they are not allowed in some municipalities. Custom GT is a grease trap bacteria product. Regular use of Custom GT will greatly reduce the need for grease trap pumping. Here’s a case study of the use of Custom GT in a grease trap in Houston, TX. Custom GT comes in two formulations; GT Tabs and GT Concentrate. GT-Tabs are a ready-to-use product, slow release tablet. GT Concentrate is a concentrated form of Custom GT and it’s specifically designed for distributors. By shipping...
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