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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...

Custom HC – Bioremediation Bacteria Product

Custom HC – Bioremediation Bacteria Custom Biologicals, Inc. produces Custom HC, a bioremediation bacteria product formulated to degrade petroleum hydrocarbons, dry cleaning fluids, chlorinated solvents, and other hazardous environmental contaminants in soil, water, and groundwater applications. Custom HC contains live, petrophilic (oil loving) bacteria. These bioremediation bacteria have been specifically selected because of their enhanced ability to metabolize (eat) petroleum products such as; fuel oils, phenols, diesel, BTEX components, heating oil, antifreeze constituents, and more. Bioremediation is the process of using bacteria, fungi, or other microorganisms to degrade selected pollutants and return the soil or groundwater altered by the contaminants to their original condition.  Bioaugmentation is bioremediation with the application of laboratory grown organisms like Custom HC to increase pollutant degradation, reduce cleanup time, and reduce costs of nutrients, machines, and manpower. Bioaugmentation is bioremediation with the application of laboratory grown organisms to augment the populations of bacteria that can degrade oil.  Degrade oil with Custom HC.  Custom HC has petrophilic bacteria, scientifically chosen for their ability to effectively degrade hydrocarbons, packaged in extremely high concentrations. Bioaugmentation with Custom HC will:         increase total petrophilic bacteria counts         increase effective petrophilic populations         decrease cleanup time   (and time is money)...

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...
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