Bio Hydrocarbon Remediation

Hydrocarbons in whatever form are generally the most common contaminant that requires remediation due to their widespread occurrence and the risks they pose to humans, ani- mals, environmental and all living organisms.

(i.e. straight or branched chains of carbon mole- cules) will behave differently to aromatic compounds (ringed chains of carbons). Similarly TPH compounds that have less carbon molecules will also act differently.

Lighter end TPH compounds (i.e. less than 16 carbon atoms) tend to be more mobile due to greater solubility, greater volatility and lower organic partitioning coefficients. Lightweight aromatic compounds, such as benzene, are also more toxic making them of greater con- cern if released into the environment. Heavier TPH compounds typically have opposing properties, tending to adsorb into the organic fraction of soil. Heavier aromatic compounds, referred to as Polycyclic Aromatic Compounds (PAH), can also have higher toxicity and are typically more persistent in the environment. PAH's are commonly found in coal tar, heavy oils and creosotes.

Cleaning Tanks Without Mechanical Stress

A successful clean is where the maximum oil recovery is achieved in a short time as well as dislodging all sludge while separating all BS&W. This is Ergofito, especially formulated for the rapid separation without the need of harsh mechanical action.