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Cleanup of petroleum contaminated soils with Agroremed

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  • Notice the reduction in bacterial population at the end of a week, proof that the bacteria eventually reduce in number in proportion to amount of oil present in the environment.
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  • Agro Remed 08

    1. 1. AgroRemed: Cleanup of Petroleum contaminated soils Satya Ganti Sarva Bio Remed, LLC, NJ [email_address]
    2. 2. Agenda <ul><li>Introduction to AgroRemed </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Case studies </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Other products </li></ul><ul><li>Q & A </li></ul>
    3. 3. Technology <ul><li>Products are developed on the basis of our patented biodispersion technology </li></ul><ul><li>Key elements of technology </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Biodispersion: Bacteria first Disperse oil into water into smaller droplets </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Bioutilization: T hese oil eating bacteria consume oil broken down into droplets </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Products are oleophilic and bacteria attach to the oil </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Are effective 1:10 ratio of product to oil </li></ul></ul><ul><li>There is no waste for disposal </li></ul>
    4. 4. AgroRemed Cleanup of Contaminated Soils <ul><li>AgroRemed is used for cleanup of petroleum contaminated soils (PCS) </li></ul><ul><li>It is easy to apply and is a one time application </li></ul><ul><li>The TPH levels are reduced to accepted levels in short time period </li></ul><ul><li>Turn around time reduced and cleanup costs reduced effectively </li></ul>
    5. 5. Cleanup of Soil After a Residential heating oil Spill in PA <ul><li>About 50 gallons of heating oil spilled </li></ul><ul><li>Cleanup did not remove fumes </li></ul><ul><li>Soil and ground water were impacted </li></ul><ul><li>Sprayed once with product </li></ul><ul><li>In 21 days the VOCs were reduced effectively and even after 12 months the VOC were in BDL </li></ul>
    6. 6. Results Before and After
    7. 7. Cleanup of contaminated soil in a shipyard in VA <ul><li>The shipyard was planning expansion </li></ul><ul><li>The soil was impacted with hydrocarbons </li></ul><ul><li>The ground water showed presence of free product </li></ul><ul><li>It was not possible to excavate as the site was on the river </li></ul><ul><li>VA DEQ recommended that AgroRemed is used for the cleanup </li></ul>
    8. 8. The test site Overview of the site Application of AgroRemed
    9. 9. Results after 4 months <ul><li>Focus of the project was to prevent groundwater contamination </li></ul><ul><li>Periodical examination showed that the levels of free product was more </li></ul><ul><li>The free product that was less than 10 th of an inch was now more than 12 feet </li></ul><ul><li>139 gallons free product was pumped out </li></ul><ul><li>Mobilization of oil was attributed to AgroRemed </li></ul><ul><li>There is no free product in the ground water now </li></ul>
    10. 10. Cleanup of contaminated soil at a terminal in VA <ul><li>An oil terminal had a long history of contamination </li></ul><ul><li>The first incident was recorded in 1991 </li></ul><ul><li>The levels of contamination was high both in soil and ground water </li></ul><ul><li>Routine cleanup protocol was followed </li></ul><ul><li>In 2005 one more complaint was filed </li></ul><ul><li>In 2006 AgroRemed was studied as a pilot </li></ul>
    11. 11. Results after 3 weeks <ul><li>The pilot study was for 3 weeks only </li></ul><ul><li>Two samplings were made </li></ul><ul><ul><li>After 10 days </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>After 20 days </li></ul></ul><ul><li>There was more than 30% reduction in 10 days </li></ul><ul><li>The reduction after 20 days was more than 95% </li></ul><ul><li>Use of AgroRemed was recommended </li></ul>
    12. 12. Restoration of vegetation after a highway spill <ul><li>100 g. diesel and 10 g. motor oil was spilled on Rte 522 in VA </li></ul><ul><li>The grass alongside the embankment was killed </li></ul><ul><li>Vegetation below the embankment was denuded </li></ul><ul><li>Excavation was not possible </li></ul><ul><li>After 49 days, it was decided by V DOT to use AgroRemed for cleanup </li></ul>
    13. 13. The site before application of AgroRemed The grass seeds were planted immediately after spray with AgroRemed near the guard rail. Fresh grass began to grow in a weeks time. The vegetation on the right had received a greater impact of the spill. The TPH of the soil was 65,000 ppm. TPH was reduced in less than 3 weeks time to 26,000 ppm after first application of AgroRemed. At the end 3 months the TPH was less than 850 ppm and the vegetation began to grow healthily
    14. 14. Cleanup of highway spill with AgroRemed in West Virginia <ul><li>75 gallons of diesel spill on a WV highway </li></ul><ul><li>The spill was more on the embankment near the guard rail </li></ul><ul><li>Conventional excavations were not possible because of utility lines </li></ul><ul><li>Some of the unmarked utility lines were broken during excavations </li></ul><ul><li>WVDEP agreed that in situ treatment is the only available option </li></ul>
    15. 15. Application of AgroRemed TPH of the soil was 47,000 ppm. Gravel was brought for fresh fill and the soil was treated with AgroRemed. Conditions along the road requires multiple application and at the end of 61 days, the TPH of the soil at the 4 monitoring site was less than 500 ppm and in one site it was below detectable limits
    16. 16. Damage to Asphalt by Diesel It was pointed by VDOT during discussions that asphalt is very permeable to diesel and hence can affect the life of the pavement. We tried to do some research and there was only one report available on the effect of diesel on asphalt. According to this report Resilient modulus of core samples was reduced by half in 2 weeks time due to the dissolution of binder by diesel in the asphalt. In wheel tracker test, the maximum rut depth of 15.35 mm was recorded for diesel saturated slabs in 2 hours time.
    17. 17. Benefits of AgroRemed in highway spills <ul><li>It is available in a ready to use liquid form so easy to apply. </li></ul><ul><li>Treatment is on site and non-invasive </li></ul><ul><li>Reduces the contamination aggressively and in one spill situation TPH of 45,000 was reduced to 93 ppm in 3 weeks time </li></ul><ul><li>Effectively de-toxifies soil and so favors growth of plants and other life. </li></ul><ul><li>Generally a one time application </li></ul>
    18. 18. Advantages of Bioremediation <ul><li>Causes minimal disturbance to site operations </li></ul><ul><li>Simple in operation and monitoring </li></ul><ul><li>Low energy approach </li></ul><ul><li>Produces no waste </li></ul><ul><li>Remediates petroleum contamination at site </li></ul><ul><li>Low capital and operating costs </li></ul><ul><li>Bacteria die a natural death if oil is not available </li></ul>
    19. 19. Customer Profile <ul><li>Emergency response companies </li></ul><ul><li>Air ports </li></ul><ul><li>Marinas </li></ul><ul><li>Environment companies </li></ul><ul><li>Heating oil companies </li></ul><ul><li>Home owners </li></ul><ul><li>DOT (End User) </li></ul>
    20. 20. Additional Questions <ul><li>What happens to the oil eating bacteria after the oil is consumed? </li></ul>
    21. 21. Bacteria Die a Natural Death When Oil Is Consumed: No Disposal 286 mg/L TPH Immediately 25.8 mg/L TPH (After a Week)
    22. 22. Other Bioremediation Products <ul><li>VaporRemed: For fumes </li></ul><ul><li>BilgeRemed: For boats </li></ul><ul><li>HydroRemed: For ground water </li></ul><ul><li>SpillRemed (Marine): Open water spills </li></ul><ul><li>SpillRemed (Industrial): For industrial applications like OWS, waste oil pond, spills </li></ul>
    23. 23. Contact: <ul><li>Satya Ganti </li></ul><ul><li>11 North Willow Street </li></ul><ul><li>Trenton, NJ 08608 </li></ul><ul><li>Ph: 877-71-SARVA </li></ul><ul><li>email: [email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>Fax: 419 710 5831 </li></ul>