Hydrocarbon Remediation for Water

Research Oceans

What Do We Do?

Our team cleans a wide range of petroleum contamination in both fresh and salt water using advanced biotechnology. We do not simply relocate or sink the problem, we restore the environment, even in the most ecologically sensitive situations.

We provide a tailored solution to combat the contamination in the water as well as the adjacent land environment.

 

Our Process Allows for a Tailored Solution to Remove Contamination.

We initiative every contamination remediation with necessary consultation procedure, including:

What Sets Us Apart?

While most competing companies use dispersants and transportation and disposal (T&D) methods, EnviroLogic Solutions eliminates the contamination and restores the environment in situ (on-site) with our advanced biotechnology. We have discovered that using safe, naturally-occurring, hydrocarbon-eating microbes is the most efficient way to clean a hydrocarbon spill. They eliminate the need for heavy transportation and disposal, dispersants, burning, and skimming. These microbes are naturally-occurring and they specifically target hydrocarbons. The microbes follow and eliminate every strand of petroleum with no harm done to plants or wild life. They are safe to the touch, and safe for any ecosystem.

Our Solutions:

Our preference and recommendation for most situations is in situ remediation, as mentioned. The introduction of significant amounts of hydrocarbon eating microbes into the contaminated ecosystem is the most highly regarded opportunity. This process is incredibly efficient and safe for all living organisms, including: humans, plant life, animals, etc.

We recognize that all situations are not the same, however. There are many factors involved when planning to clean up bodies of contaminated water. Depending on time restraints, and other pressing circumstances, we use containment, vacuuming, and absorbing methods to complement the microbial process.

We combine each method to provide the desired result in the desired duration, leaving the ecosystem cleaned and restored.


BP Gulf Spill: University of Texas at Austin

In a recent article by  (Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Texas at Austin) and  (Assistant Professor of Marine Science, University of Texas at Austin), the relevance of hydrocarbon eating bacteria and microbes played a significant role in the clean up of the 2010 BP oil spill in the gulf coast. Here are some thoughts from their article:

“Observations in the Gulf appeared to confirm that microbes broke down a large fraction of the oil released from BP’s damaged well.”

“We successfully identified bacteria that degraded each of these compounds, and were surprised to find that many different bacteria fed on aromatic hydrocarbons, even though these are much harder to break down.”

“Naturally occurring bacteria have the ability to remove large amounts of oil components from seawater, and can be important players in the oil cleanup process.”

Their thoughts deduced that although transportation, disposal, dispersants, etc. all played a significant role in this clean up procedure, the naturally-occurring microbes in the sea provided the most significant remediation. They actually broke down the contamination instead of sinking it or simply transporting it to another location.

 

What can we do for you?

We’ve got a solution for your industry, and we’re ready to help.

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