Bioremediation

Bioremediation is the use of micro-organisms to remove pollutants and this remediation technique can be used either in-situ (treating the contaminated material in the ground) or ex-situ (removal of the material to be treated elsewhere).As an environmental contractor specializing in bioremediation, Ground Force uses not only a variety of bioremediation organisms to treat the contaminatedsoil and groundwater, but also a variety of methods such as injection galleries, injection wells, re-injection wells for closed-loop systems and landfarms. As well, bioremediation can be used in conjunction with other remediation technologies such as air sparging, soil vapor extraction (SVE) or bioventing to get the best results.

Before deciding on whether or not bioremediation is a good fit for your contaminated site and what micro-organism to use, Ground Force will work with the environmental consultant to determine the site characteristics and hydrogeology, what the contamination is and where the source of the contamination is coming from. Once these questions are answered, Ground Force will determine whether or not bioremediation is a good fit for the contaminated site and if so, what micro-organism to use to break down the pollutant and what is the most efficient and cost-effective method of bioremediation based on the site characteristics. If the indigenous bacteria has the metabolic capability to perform the remediation process, biostimulation (the modification of the environment to stimulate existing bacteria) can be used instead of introducing new bacteria to the environment.

Other varieties of bioremediation include phytoremediation (the use of plants to mitigate environmental contamination) and Mycoremediation (the use of fungi). Contact us today to determine what bioremediation method will work best for your contaminated site.

 
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