How to Use: Aerobic Bioremediation

  • Conduct laboratory testing of contaminated soil to assure viability of the bioremediation process. Testing must verify that contaminates are appropriate for treatment through bioremediation, that contaminated soil is not overly toxic and that naturally occurring bacteria and nutrients are present.
  • For larger projects, carry out a pilot trial based on results from laboratory soil tests.  On the basis of findings from the pilot trial, develop a detailed bioremediation management plan for the site
  • In a mixing tank, combine BioSolve Pinkwater (concentrate) with water from the local environment to create a 3% solution. Do not use water that has been treated with chlorine.
  • If required based on results of the soil testing, add nutrients to the solution.  (The primary nutrients for biodegradation are nitrogen and phosphorous. Testing may indicate the need for other amendments.)
  • Liberally apply a 3% solution of BioSolve Pinkwater to contaminated soil and mix thoroughly to assure the solution contacts all soil.  Mulch or take other measures to maintain soil moisture as appropriate.  
  • For heavily contaminated soil, reapply every 14 to 21 days for two to three cycles.  Assume a total of one gallon of Pinkwater concentrate per 20 to 25 gallons of hydrocarbon contamination.
  • Soil must have access to oxygen and moisture to support bioremediation, therefore depth of contamination should not exceed 18 inches. (1Aerobic bioremediation can occur at depths of three feet or more if the oxygen and moisture content of soil is sufficiently augmented through soil turning.)

Oklahoma sludge pit prior to clean-up