According to Celia Henkens, Co-Director Marine Biomedical
Center Duke University Marine Laboratory, "The part that Simple
Green plays in this process is facilitating the hydrocarbon bacterial
juxtaposition. Hydrocarbons tend to stay in oily pockets and
bacteria like to live in watery places and Simple Green works well
to help these come together."
Simple Green is currently being used as part of a
bioremediation process developed by H&H Eco Systems, Inc. H&H
specializes in advanced bioremediation of hazardous waste.
H&H Eco Systems, Inc. has developed an unique "bio-triangle"
approach to dealing with hazardous waste. Simple Green alters the
physical composition of the contaminant, H&H nutrients provide
a balanced biological diet and the Microenfractionator® serves
as the mechanical component to enhance this process.
The following is a summary of the "bio-triangle"
Simple Green alters the physical composition of the
contaminant and suppresses vapors (while being non-toxic to bacteria
and not acting as a food source). Simple Green breaks down the hydrocarbon
chain, reducing it to near molecular size. This gives the biological
system the best opportunity to decontaminate the hydrocarbons.
H&H Micro-2D and H&H Micro-51D provide a nearly
complete program by nutritionally balancing the bioremediation process.
The H&H nutrient line represents blends of organic and inorganic
compounds and elements as well as growth regulators and co-metabolites.
These nutrients are designed to stimulate the indigenous microflora
degrader population. Laboratory tests have shown as much as a ten-fold
increase in bacterial activity using H&H nutrient products versus
straight chemical nutrients.
The Microenfractionator® provides for over 90%
homogenization of the soil thus allowing for nearly complete distribution
of chemicals and nutrients throughout the biological system. A complete
oxygenation of the soil as well as a purging of the carbon dioxide
occurs. Keeping the oxygen level high results in a much faster degradation
of contaminate in the soil.
The Bioremediation Cycle
About Simple Green's most recent Bioremediation project.