Soil Remediation

A Microbe Rich, Natural and Organic Bio-Augmentation Process for the Treatment of oil contaminated soil, in-situ

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Our proprietary range of products and methodologies have been developed specifically for the remediation of hydrocarbon contaminated soil.

Mixing a blend of Microbial Based products with contaminated soil the microbes are activated and begin the process of ‘devouring’ the oil. The oil is processed into carbon dioxide and water, leaving behind a nutrient-rich mulch.

As the microbes consume the oil, they multiply exponentially. The result is that, with our recommended dosing and procedure, the soil is left free of hydrocarbon contamination within a 60 to 90 day period.

This process is an environmentally sound and environmentally beneficial process that solves the problem rather than relocating it, it usually costs around 25% of the cost of relocation to a dump site. It also eliminates the ongoing responsibility that the ‘cradle to grave’ ethos imposes.

The originally contaminated area is left free of hydrocarbons with the remaining soil composition nutritionally enriched.

Our product naturally bio-degrades the contaminant to harmless by-products.

Organic SoilFix Powder

This is a microbial powder used for the in-situ bioremediation of soil that has been contaminated with any hydrocarbon (oil). SoilFix is sourced from natural and agricultural products with a blend of microbial- enhancing products that stimulate growth and activity of the microbes. When the microbes come into contact with oil-contaminated soil, and water is added, they become active and break down the hydrocarbons, leaving only water and hydrogen dioxide behind.

Organic SoilFix Liquid

Similar to Organic SoilFix powder, the liquid has, however, had a “kick start” and works faster and is stronger than the powder. It has been cultured for a minimum period of 2 months and adding it to the powder activates the powder quicker and “supercharges” the microbes in the powder.

HydroGel

Once SoilFix Powder and Liquid have been mixed in with the contaminated soil, HydroGel is added and the resultant mix is thoroughly watered. HydroGel acts in the same way as the absorbent in babies nappies and is used in many horticultural applications. It absorbs more than 150 times it’s own weight in water, remains moist, and then slowly releases the absorbed water back into the environment. This has the effect of “drip feeding” the microbes, ensuring continued action and multiplying of the microbial colonies.

ISO 9001 and ISO 14 000 compliant

We have over 20 years of experience in our chosen field

SABS Approved for Microbial Efficiency

CSIR tested and approved, certified non-hazardous

In-situ treatment means no transporting and storing of hazardous waste

Oil mess replaced by nutrient rich soil

Safe for human or animal contact

Soil Remediation Process

Around 75% cheaper than relocating to a dump site

Bioremediation of Soil

Remediation technologies vary but can be categorised into ex-situ and in-situ methods. Ex-situ methods generally involve relocating soil to a dump site which can be very costly, bad for a new environment and ultimately does not solve the contamination problem, the contaminated soil is just moved to another location. In-situ methods seek to treat the contamination without moving the soil.

Bioremediation is an in-situ remediation process, involving microbial digestion of certain organic chemicals. Techniques used include landfarming, biostimulation and bioaugmentating soil with commercially available microflora.

Soil contamination is a real risk and the long term effects can be dire. The reality is that clean soil, like clean water and air, is an integral part of our eco-system. As with most forms of pollution, the predominant reason why soil contamination occurs is man-made waste and the lack of remediation.

Industrial and agricultural activities are both to blame for soil contamination; they release chemicals, heavy metals, carbons and the like through their operations.

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