Introduction to Soy-Based Bioremediation Technology for the Dry Cleaning Industry Don Blackert, PG, KU Resources, Inc. Mid...
About KU Resources <ul><li>Environmental management and site development engineering company founded in 1997 </li></ul><ul...
Typical Issues Encountered in the Dry Cleaning Industry <ul><li>Spills or leaks of dry cleaning solvents </li></ul><ul><ul...
What is bioremediation? <ul><li>Bacteria that naturally occur in the subsurface assist in degrading organic contaminants <...
How does the technology work? <ul><li>Soy-based formula is injected into the subsurface via an injection well, followed by...
How does the technology work? <ul><li>Entirely  in-situ  (underground) </li></ul><ul><li>No need to pump and treat </li></...
The Process
Typical Tests Layout
How can you benefit from bioremediation? <ul><ul><li>Quick and cost-effective  </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Safe,  in-situ  ...
Case Studies
Site One
Site Two  97% Reduction within the first year
Site Three 98% Reduction within the first year
Low Concentration Results
Contact <ul><li>Don Blackert, PG </li></ul><ul><ul><li>22 South Linden Street </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Duquesne, PA 1511...
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Soy based bioremediation is the degradation of organic contaminants by subsurface microorganisms. Bacteria that are naturally occurring in the subsurface assist in degrading organic contaminants, and our bioremediation technology helps to optimize the subsurface conditions for increased bacterial growth in order to increase the rate of contamination degradation.

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Soy Based Bioremediation

  1. 1. Introduction to Soy-Based Bioremediation Technology for the Dry Cleaning Industry Don Blackert, PG, KU Resources, Inc. Mid-Atlantic Association of Cleaners October 23, 2011
  2. 2. About KU Resources <ul><li>Environmental management and site development engineering company founded in 1997 </li></ul><ul><li>Services offered: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Real estate transactions </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Phase I and Phase II ESAs </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Regulatory compliance, auditing, and permitting </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Remediation design and implementation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Civil and geotechnical engineering </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Storm water management </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Site development (grading, foundation designs, utility plans, municipal permits) </li></ul></ul></ul>
  3. 3. Typical Issues Encountered in the Dry Cleaning Industry <ul><li>Spills or leaks of dry cleaning solvents </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Groundwater contamination from either past practices or current operations </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Impacting surrounding properties </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Regulatory problems/agency enforcement </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Selling the property </li></ul>
  4. 4. What is bioremediation? <ul><li>Bacteria that naturally occur in the subsurface assist in degrading organic contaminants </li></ul><ul><li>Optimizes subsurface conditions to boost bacterial growth and dramatically increases the rate of contamination degradation </li></ul>
  5. 5. How does the technology work? <ul><li>Soy-based formula is injected into the subsurface via an injection well, followed by pumping air down the well </li></ul><ul><li>Bacteria that lives in the subsurface thrives from the soy formula and oxygen </li></ul><ul><li>As the subsurface bacteria metabolize the soy formula, enzymes are produced to assist in degrading the contamination </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Typically occurs within just a couple of months </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. How does the technology work? <ul><li>Entirely in-situ (underground) </li></ul><ul><li>No need to pump and treat </li></ul><ul><li>Aerobic process is several times faster than anaerobic processes and does not create intermediate by-products that may be worse, or more tightly regulated than the original contaminant </li></ul>
  7. 7. The Process
  8. 8. Typical Tests Layout
  9. 9. How can you benefit from bioremediation? <ul><ul><li>Quick and cost-effective </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Safe, in-situ process </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Very successful </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Utilizes renewable agricultural product </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Degrades chlorinated hydrocarbons without generating daughter products such as vinyl chloride </li></ul></ul>
  10. 10. Case Studies
  11. 11. Site One
  12. 12. Site Two 97% Reduction within the first year
  13. 13. Site Three 98% Reduction within the first year
  14. 14. Low Concentration Results
  15. 15. Contact <ul><li>Don Blackert, PG </li></ul><ul><ul><li>22 South Linden Street </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Duquesne, PA 15110 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>(724) 228-8314 (direct) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>(412) 469-9331 (main) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Please stop by our booth for more information </li></ul></ul>

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