Bioremediation

Opportunities for use of Recycled Organics in the Bioremediation Industry

Bioremediation refers to the use of biological treatments to clean up hazardous materials in the environment. These biological treatments generally take advantage of the natural metabolic processes of plants (termed 'phytoremediation') or micro-organisms to stabilise or degrade environmental contaminants. Read more...

Bioremediation case study 1: TPH soil, Penrice Soda Products, Osborne, South Australia

Approximately 3000 m3 of total petroleum hydrocarbon (TPH) contaminated soil; The TPH levels exceeded the South Australia landfill disposal criteria, therefore remediation was required; Bioremediation was preferred over alternative methods (such as thermal destruction or chemical stabilisation) Read more...

Bioremediation case study 2: PCP soil, Harbourside Quay Development, South Australia

Approximately 2,000 tonnes of pentachlorophenol (PCP) contaminated soil was excavated from the Harbourside Quay development; Due to time pressures it was decided that the most cost effective options was off site treatment at a bioremediation facility located at the Southern Waste Depot. Read more...

Bioremediation case study 3: TPH contaminated silt, Brownhill Creek, South Australia

The Adelaide and Mount Lofty Ranges Natural Resource Management Board is responsible for the periodic clearing of accumulated silt from traps on Brownhill Creek, SA; The sediment consists mainly of silt, leaves, and vegetative matter, and also contains a small amount of anthropogenic litter. Read more...