Remediates Hydrocarbons and Other Contaminates from Soil
Totally Green Technology for Soil Remediation
VB997™ Soil utilizes a bionutrient formulation that accelerates the growth and activity of on-site, naturally occurring microbes that consume hydrocarbons and contamination in soil safely, producing only water and carbon dioxide.
VB997™ reduces hydrocarbon contamination anywhere it is found, and is safe enough for soil environments, beaches, rocky shores, oil pits, salt marshes, mangroves, sea grass beds, coral reefs and mudflats.
Natural Soil Remediation
Natural soil remediation is biodegradation where trillions of microbes already in the soil eat billions of tons of dead and decaying organic matter every year and convert it into non-organic soluble or gaseous compounds. These compounds in turn take part in further soil processes to form humus that provides nutrients to plant life. Collectively these processes to form humus are referred to as mineralization.
Importantly, some of these soil microbes (approximately 20%) also consume the hydrocarbons commonly found in oil and petroleum products. When a spill occurs, these hydrocarbon-eating microbes begin to emit enzymes to break down the contaminants, releasing only water and carbon dioxide as “waste.” They literally have a feast and are able to quickly increase in number.
However, because of the sudden increase of populations, critical nutrients for growth in the soil like carbon (in the form of smaller carbon chains), nitrogen and phosphorus quickly become depleted. These elements along with hydrogen and oxygen are the main elements required for reproduction, and without these nutrients, the growth of the microbial population is impeded. The microbes become unhealthy and begin to die off, leaving the contaminating hydrocarbons in the soil virtually untouched.
Soil Remediation Enhanced using VB997™ Soil
VB997™ Soil remediation with bioremediation technology provides the right nutrients in the right quantities to encourage the right microbes to be healthy as in-situ nutrients are depleted. It also provides key life-source nutrients to the necessary microbes in a form that ensures their accelerated reproduction and continued biodegradation activities.
- Carbon, Phosphorus and Nitrogen help Microbes Speed Non-Toxic Mineralization — Rapid mineralization of the contaminant is a result of having large, active populations of native microbes, which produce essential enzymes needed to break down the contaminants to carbon dioxide and water. VB997™ provides the vital nutrients for the growth and health of native microbes present at the contamination site. Accelerating their growth is the key to accelerating biodegradation with no threat to the extant ecological balance.
- Patented Technology Creates Effectiveness – BiNutaTech patented oleophilic coating gives it a unique advantage over other nutrient methods. First, this coating clings to contaminants without harmful residuals, assuring that nutrients are always available on a time-release basis in useful concentrations for microbes. As a result, proper nutrients are made available on a time-release basis. Second, the coating provides a necessary source of carbon for microbial growth and accelerates the Krebs Cycle. This cycle constitutes the major terminal pathway of biological oxidation in most bacterial cells. A series of chemical reactions by microorganisms, by which two-carbon fragments produced by metabolism of carbohydrates, fats, and proteins are converted to carbon dioxide and water, liberating energy in the process.
Complimentary Soil Remediation Protocol
If you wish for us to provide you with a complimentary treatment protocol that uses VB997™ Soil for your soil remediation project, simply download the Site Assessment/Hydrocarbon Contamination document, complete it and send to us at info@BioNutraTech.com.