Soil remediation

There are many different causes for soil contamination with harmful chemical substances. One approach to clean up organic contaminations, e.g. oil or fuel spills from soil, is the microbiological remediation process.

A number of contaminations can easily and cost-effective degraded by naturally occurring (autochthonic) or additionally introduced (allochthoinc) micro-organisms. Accompanying measures such as chemical analyses should monitor the remediation process.

The soil-innate micro-flora can often be activated by addition of missing nutrients or oxygen. With these simple measures an increased microbial activity can result in an effective degradation process. Specific investigation to analyse the nutrient requirements of organisms can by carried out by MicroPro GmbH.

DeCoBac – if external help is required.

DeCoBac is a stable mixture of bacteria, specifically selected and adapted to degrade a wide range of hydrocarbons under aerobic conditions. In case the autochthonic (on-site) soil micro flora does not degrade hydrocarbon contaminations, the degradation potential can significantly increased by addition of active bacteria culture (e.g. in soil treatment facilities).

It has been demonstrated that speed and range of hydrocarbon degradation have been significantly increased in comparison to untreated samples. Extensive laboratory tests and field applications in various soil treatment facilities have confirmed a successful application under practical conditions.