FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions

Below are a variety of frequently asked questions. These questions will help you understand our products and their applications. For more information contact our office by calling (325) 480-1150 or emailing sales@EnviroLogicSolutions.com.


WHAT IS BIOREMEDIATION?

Bioremediation is the process of using naturally occurring, safe, and beneficial microorganisms to degrade environmentally harmful contaminants while turning them into non-toxic compounds. In particular, these organisms break down most petroleum hydrocarbons and transform them into carbon dioxide (CO2) and water. Further, this natural process produces valuable bio-nutrients utilized by both plant and aquatic life. Our products are used to remediate contamination on land, fresh water, or salt water.

bioremediation

Bioremediation is a great solution for every industry that encounters hydrocarbons: oil and gas, shipping, airlines and other aviation sectors, restaurants, supermarkets, food processing plants, water treatment facilities, septic and sewer, warehouses, agriculture, hospitals, and schools, to name a few. Every ship with a bilge tank or galley will benefit from our products.  We remediate oil from spills, equipment and also F.O.G.’s (fats, oil, and greases) clogging grease traps and sewer lines.

A more exhaustive list of industries we help may be found at the bottom of this page.V irtually all industries can benefit from bioremediation cleaners and degreasers!

WHAT ARE THE ADVANTAGES OF BIOREMEDIATION?

Bioremediation can save time, reduce costs and deliver superior results when compared to traditional methods.  With no hazards, toxicity or pollutants, our products are safe for everyone and the environment.

  1. Bioremediation “nature’s way” of solving contamination problems.  It is an ecologically safe and natural process.
  2. Bioremediation is cost effective. The process is generally at least 30% less costly than other technologies.
  3. Surrounding, non-contaminated areas suffer little or no disruption.
  4. Bioremediation requires minimal investment in capital equipment.
  5. EnviroLogic products can remediate areas that are not readily accessible to other technologies (ex. marshes, mountainsides, railroad tracks, etc).
  6. Bioremediation can be accomplished in-place (in situ), thereby eliminating the hazard of off-site contamination caused by transporting contaminants to other areas.
  7. Air quality and air pollution concerns from volatile chemical evaporation are eliminated.
  8. The environment is virtually restored to its pristine condition after bioremediation is completed.
  9. The process poses no health or safety risks to workers, reducing insurance costs.

IS BIOREMEDIATION APPROVED BY THE EPA – US ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY?

According to EPA Publication 64O/k-93/002: “The United States is the world leader in field implementation of bioremediation, an attractive alternative to conventional methods of cleaning up persistent hazardous wastes in the environment.” It further states, “The potential use of bioremediation technologies is significant, as federal and state governments, private industry, and others responsible for environmental cleanup efforts add it to their arsenals of methods for environmental reclamation.”

WHY ARE YOUR PRODUCTS THE BEST ON THE MARKET?

Microbial remediation products have been around for decades. What makes our products achieve amazing results in less time is the targeted use of specifically selected microbial organisms and the level of their concentration. Through years of research, our products have been formulated to target the exact hydrocarbon or contamination in question to achieve optimal results. Our microbes are preserved in a dormant state until they are activated by mixing with water.

Who Uses EnviroLogic Products?

AAMCO TRANSMISSIONS
AMERICAN COACH
ANHEUSER BUSCH
ASHLAND CHEMICAL
ATLANTIC EXPRESS
BASIC ENERGY SERVICES
BMW
BRITISH AIRWAYS
BRITISH PETROLEUM
CARLSBERG
CATERPILLAR
CHEVRON
CHICK-FIL-A
CLOROX PRODUCTS
COLUMBIA GAS TRANSMISSION
COMCAST CABLE
CONOCO PHILLIPS
CSX RAILWAYS
CUMMINS ENGINES
DELTA AIRLINES
DENVER AIRPORTS
EXXON MOBIL
FEDERAL EXPRESS
FIRST ENERGY
FORD MOTOR COMPANY
GENERAL MOTORS
GRUNDON WASTE MANAGEMENT
HALLIBURTON
HEATHROW AIRPORT
LUMINAT
NEW YORK DEPT OF ENVIRONMENT
NOAA
PACIFIC ENVIRO ALLIANCE
PETRO
PREMIER FOODS
RAYTHEON
RETAIL MOTOR FEDERATION
ROYAL AIR FORCE
SHIPLEY ENERGY
SMITH INTERNATIONAL
SUN CHEMICALS
TOYOTA MOTOR COMPANY
TYSON FOODS
UNITED PARCEL SERVICE
UNITED RENTALS
US AIR FORCE
US COAST GUARD
US DEPT OF ENERGY
US NAVY
US POSTAL SERVICE
US STRATEGIC PETROLEUM RESERVES
VOLKSWAGEN
VOLVO

How long does it take to remediate an oil spill?

The time to remediate a spill depends on the treatment plan you select. There are many factors that determine the timeline, including the scope of the contamination and the desired timeline for results. We can provide a plan and a more specific timeline once we have inspected a site. Most sites can be restored in as little as a few weeks, though more severe contamination may require several months to remediate.

WILL THE PRODUCT AFFECT THE ENVIRONMENT IN ANY WAY?

The microorganisms in our products are naturally occurring and biodegradable. They thrive when they have three things: water, a temperature between 32°F and 140°F, and a food source (hydrocarbons and FOG). They seek out the food source and feed on the contamination until it is gone. The byproducts of this process are carbon dioxide and water. Also, our products double as a fertilizer. Once remediation is complete, the microorganisms return to dormancy or expire. The environment is free of contamination, and nutrient concentrations are higher. Treated water becomes clean and safe for use on farmland, both for irrigation and for animal consumption.

WHAT HAPPENS IF I ADD MORE PRODUCT THAN NEEDED FOR MY SITE?

The microorganisms in our products are in a concentrated mixture that is diluted with water. If product has been spilled on a site or applied in concentrate for any reason, simply dilute the product with water per the instructions, and the microorganisms will go to work. Our products are non-hazardous and non-toxic — even in concentrated form, they will not harm the environment. If there is no food source for the microorganisms, they degrade quickly. If your spill needs to be remediated on a quicker timeline, we have specialized products and services that will clean it faster. Contact our office to discuss dilution ratios and the best products for your site.

What actually happens to the oil? Is it completely gone?

The microorganisms digest the oil in a way that is similar to how the human stomach breaks down food.  In the process, the hydrocarbon molecule is broken down into base components of water and carbon dioxide.  The oil is completely gone.

Will your product eat paint or cause rusting?

Our products will not harm paint or cause rusting.

Can your product be used in salt water?

Our products will remediate hydrocarbon contamination in salt or fresh water. The microorganisms use the oxygen in water for their bio-chemical process.

I had a bad experience with bugs before.  What makes your PRODUCTS different?

Using microorganisms to remediate oil spills and contaminations is not a new concept. There is a chance you have heard of this process before and may have even tried another product. Many advances have been made through research and experience. Our scientists have spent decades studying these microorganisms and learning how they function, feed, and thrive. EnviroLogic products, as well as the experience of our team, are unparalleled. Our research team has developed several products that allow us to target specific types of spills with specific types of microorganisms. The levels of microbial concentration and the impact of our products are unmatched in the market.

What hazards are present in your products?

None. Our products have a pH between 6.8-7.2 and are

The USDA and FDA classify our products as A1, which means they are approved for “use as general cleaning agents on all surfaces…. and may be used in the manufacture of any packing, processing, or other material intended for use in contact with food.”


This will help illustrate the universal opportunities for our products to serve your industry. Here are some of the hydrocarbons and contaminants that we remediate:

ACETONE
ALCOHOL
ANSI/SAE J1899-95
ANTI-FREEZE
AROMATICS
AVGAS
BENZENE
BUNKER C
BURNER FUEL OIL – ASTM D396 STD SPEC FUEL OIL
CRUDE OIL
CUTTING OILS
DF-1 LOW TEMP
DF-2 GENERAL
DF-A ARTIC
DIESEL FUEL
DIESEL FUEL MARINE (DFM)
ETHYLBENZENE
ETHYLENE GLYCOL
F-44 (JP-5)
F-76 DIESEL
GASOLINE
GLYCOLETHERS
GLYCOLS
GREASE
JET FUEL
JP-4 JET FUEL
JP-5 JET FUEL
JP-5/ JP-8 STANDARD – MIL-T-5624P AVIATION TURBINE FUEL
JP-7 JET FUEL
JP-8 AVIATION TURBINE
KEROSENE
KETONE SOLVENTS
LUBRICATING OIL
METYL ALCOHOL
MIL-H-17672D-HYDRAULIC FLUID PETROLEUM
MIL-H-19457D-HYDRAULIC FLUID
MIL-H-5606- HYDRAULIC FLUID
MIL-L-23699- AIRCRAFT GAS TURBINE SYNTHETIC LUBRICANT
MINERAL OIL
MINERAL SPIRITS
MOTOR OIL
NAPHTHALENE
NAVAL DISTILLATE FUEL NDF – MIL-F-16884H
N-HEXANE
NPD MGO
ORGANIC PESTICIDES
ORGANIC SOLVENTS
PAINT THINNERS
PARAFFIN
PETROLEUM DISTILLATES
SOLVENTS
STODDARD SOLVENT (PD-860)
TARS
TOLUENE
TRANSFORMER OIL
TRANSMISSION FLUID
TURCO SOLVENT
XYLENE

Here are some applications that benefit from our products:

APARTMENT COMPLEXES
AUTO & TRUCK WASH AREAS
BLOW PITS
BRICK & GRAVEL AREAS
CAFETERIAS
CHEMICAL STORAGE AREA
COMMERCIAL KITCHENS
COMPRESSOR STATIONS
CONCRETE WALLS
CORRECTION INSTITUTIONS
DAIRIES
DRIVEWAYS
ELEVATOR PITS
EQUIPMENT FAILURES
FARMING SITES
FARMS
FAST FOOD CHAINS
FLOWLINE BREAKS
FOOD PROCESSING
FOOD SERVICE AT AIRPORTS
FUELING AREAS
GARAGES
GENERAL HOUSE-KEEPING
HOSPITALS
HOTELS & RESORTS
HYDRAULIC LINE BREAKS
LAND SITES
LOADING DOCKS
LUBRICANT PIPELINE BREAKS
LUBRICATION AREAS
LUBRICATION LEAKS
MACHINE SHOPS
MAINTENANCE AREAS
MANUFACTURING FLOORS
MEAT PROCESSING
OIL STORAGE AREAS
PIGGING DISCHARGES
PIPELINE BREAKS
PIT OVERFLOWS
POULTRY PROCESSING
PRODUCTION FLUID OVERFLOWS
PUMPING STATIONS
PUMPING UNIT GEAR END LEAKS
PUMPING UNIT OIL CHANGE SPILLS
RESTAURANTS
SCHOOLS
STUFFING BOX LEAKS
SURFACE PIT CLOSURES
TANK BATTERY BUILDUP
TOOL SHOPS
VEHICLE MAINTENANCE AREAS
VEHICLE PARKING AREA
WAREHOUSES
WELLHEAD AREA
WORKOVER SURFACE SPILLS


Where can i purchase the products?

Please contact sales@envirologicsolutions.com to discuss your specific needs and we will provide you with a customized quote. We will work with you to develop a targeted SOLUTION for your specific needs.

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What can we do for you?

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