• Solid material that provides both a readily soluble carbon substrate as well as a slow-release carbon source.

• Perfect for open excavations, direct push applications, acid mine drainage and low alkalinity halogenated solvent sites.


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  • Provides both a fast and slow-release carbon source and nutrients.

Inherent Buffering Agent

  • Contains calcium carbonate which serves as a natural buffering agent for low pH applications.

Niche Application for Acid Mine Drainage

Donor Enhanced

  • Lactates
  • Emulsified Vegetable Oils
  • Volatile fatty acid blends
  • Solids such as chitin and whey powders

Contaminants Treated

  • Chlorinated solvents
  • Perchlorate
  • RDX
  • Reduction of metals

Accelerite® - Uses - JRW Bioremediation, LLC

CHITOREM® has been used successfully at PCE sites with low pH aquifers.

At a field site with pH in the range of 4 -5.5, addition of CHITOREM® to the open excavation resulted in contaminant concentrations below MCLs in less than two years.

  • Chitin (wt/wt): 10-30%
  • Proteins (wt/wt): 5-50%
  • Minerals (wt/wt): 20-60%
  • Water (wt/wt): 10-20%
  • pH: 7 ± 1.0
  • Solubility in water: non-soluble to slowly soluble
  • Particle size: standard particle size is less than ¼ inch. Particles can be ground to order; please allow for 4 weeks after receipt of PO for special orders


  • Store unopened under dry conditions at temperatures between 35°F and 85°F.
  • The shelf life of the unopened products is 2 years
  • If kept dry, opened product can be stored for 1 year
  • Equipment decontamination should follow site-specific requirements. In most situations, any product residual should be flushed into the aquifer and then chased with clean water.



  • 50lbs
  • 2-3 weeks lead time required past receipt of a PO


  • 1,000 - 1,600 lbs
  • 2-3 weeks lead time required past receipt of PO