Bioremediation has the advantage of using natural processes to clean up sites. Because it may not require as much equipment, labour, or energy as some cleanup methods, it can be cheaper
The overall cost of bioremediation is generally significantly lower than other types of remedial approaches. The classic excavation, removal, and backfill option can easily cost over $50 per cubic yard, not including disposal tipping fees.
Remedial technologies can be divided into two basic categories, contaminant removal or contaminant destruction. To meet Complete removal or destruction, both approaches require the practitioner to continue remediation until all of the contamination has been addressed.
Bioremediation can be very effective as a stand-alone strategy but when the goals of a project require remedial time frames that cannot readily be met with bioremediation or in cases where other strategies are more cost-effective, bioremediation can be used in conjunction with other technologies.
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Our approach to substrate dosing is based on site conditions. We provide substrates and nutrients for anaerobic bioremediation. The substrates provided include highly soluble materials such as WILCLEAR® sodium and potassium lactate, SoluLac® ethyl lactate, and Wilke Whey® whey powder and slowly soluble substrates including LactOil® soy microemulsion, and ChitoRem® chitin complex.
Carbon substrates for enhanced reductive dechlorination can be divided into two main categories related to their longevity in the subsurface: slowly soluble and readily soluble substrates. In reality these categories can be better defined by the dissolution rate of the substrate with readily soluble substrates being materials that are miscible or semi-miscible in groundwater and slowly soluble substrates being generally recognized as dissolving over a period of multiple months. The dissolution rate is an important characteristic as it gives a clue to how much substrate is required per period of time.
The physical properties of a substrate will also impact subsurface distribution. Post-injection distribution is impacted by advective flow and to some extent chemical diffusion. Highly substrates like WILCLEAR®, WILCLEAR Plus®, and SoluLac™ can mimic water in their movement in the subsurface and are ideal for re-circulation systems with limited injection points. They can also quickly diffuse in tight formations or formations with minimal groundwater flow. WILCLEAR® sodium lactate and potassium lactate are both highly soluble substrates. Sodium lactate was one of the first substrates to be used in the field to enhance reductive de-chlorination. Both are easy to use and store and are excellent substrates for re-circulation systems
Slowly soluble substrates like LactOil® soy microemulsion and ChitoRem® chitin complex can maintain anaerobic conditions in most aquifers for over two years. LactOil® is unique in that the microemulsion allows the diluted material to have physical properties similar to highly soluble substrates while still retaining the slow dissolution properties of a vegetable oil. This combination provides the best characteristics of both highly soluble substrates (superior dispersion characteristics) and vegetable oils (longevity).