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BMA Biotech has developed two new types of soil remediation products for use in remediating O&G contamination. The newly developed oil spill remediation products have been engineered to accelerate the biodegradation times and removal of alkanes, BTEX, DRO, phenol, polynuclear aromatics/polyaromatics, sulfides, alcohols, aliphatic hydrocarbons, TPH, complex HC, hard COD, other solvents and hydrocarbon type contamination. Our novel products combine advanced chemistry to produce highly-efficient and cost-effective soil remediation products.  

Oil Spill Remediation

Soil contamination caused by Oil and Gas exploration and production activities (O&G contamination) pose a serious risk to the health and safety of humans and animals, as well as having a damaging impact on the environment. When O&G contamination occurs, it is vital that the level of O&G contamination is reduced to normal background levels (typically 1% of total soil weight), within a few months to prevent secondary contamination of ground and surface water sources. However, the vast majority of conventional chemical and microbial remediation products currently used for O&G contamination remediation has changed little in the past 20 or so years, or are simply ineffective in the mobilization, removal, orremediationn of O&G contamination.

BMA Biotech has developed two new products for O&G remediation, which have been engineered to rapidly degrade or remove alkanes, BTEX, DRO, phenol, polynuclear aromatics/polyaromatics, sulfides, alcohols, aliphatic hydrocarbons, TPH, complex HC, hard COD, other solvents and hydrocarbon type contamination from soil.

BMA 400™ – In-Situ and Ex-Situ Soil Remediation

BMA 400™ has been specially formulated with a select consortium of microbial cultures and fungi to aid in the rapid biodegradation of O&G contamination. The unique and highly effective microbes and fungi in BMA 400™have been selected due to their excellent ability to rapidly degrade alkanes, BTEX, DRO, phenol, polynuclear aromatics/polyaromatics, sulfides, alcohols, aliphatic hydrocarbons, TPH, complex HC, hard COD, and other solvent and hydrocarbon type contamination.

O&G contamination is easily degraded by the microbes and turned into non-hazardous by-products – such as water and carbon dioxide. In repeated filed applications, O&G contamination levels have been significantly reduced within the first few days of treatment. However, unlike conventional products, BMA 400™ is able to rapidly degrade even complex long-chain hydrocarbons. BMA 400™ has been developed for both in-situ and ex-situ remediation treatment methods.

To further enhance BMA 400™, the microbes contained within the product are all within Hazard/Risk Group One (H/RG1) – These agents represent no or little risk to an individual and no or little risk to the community.

Key Features and Advantages of BMA 400™

    • Effective in salinity ranging from 1-10%.
    • Performs in temperatures ranging from 39°F – 102°F (4°C to 35°C).
    • Can degrade a wide range of alkyl, aromatic and substituted hydrocarbons.
    • Utilizes a wide variety of alkanes, a type of hydrocarbon in its metabolic process as its source of energy to break down oil into harmless compounds.
    • The microbial cultures in BMA 400™ produce a bio-surfactant, to allow for more rapid biodegradation of O&G contamination.
    • Effective for environmental remediation containing large amounts of aromatics in land remediation projects (eg TPH >50,000 mg/kg).
    • Provides higher microbial growth compared to conventional microbial remediation products.
    • Provides the ability to degrade a wide spectrum of recalcitrant industrial chemicals.

Soil Wash Solution (SWS): Ex-Situ Soil Remediation 

BMA Soil Wash Solution (SWS) is a newly developed water dilutable thermodynamically stable microemulsion formulation, which contains natural extracts combined with a pseudo-solvent. SWS has been specifically engineered for use in ex-situ soil washing. The highly effective formulation has been designed to work in a two-phase approach. Phase One: The pseudo-solvent penetrates through the O&G contamination and separates it from the soil/sand/clay particles. Phase Two: After the mobilization of O&G contamination from the soil/sand/clay particles, the microemulsion formulation encapsulates the O&G contamination to prevent it from re-binding with the substrate particles. This ensures that once the O&G contamination has been mobilized, it is unable to redeposit elsewhere on the soil/sand/clay particles.

The dilution level of SWS to water is dependant on the level of O&G contamination. However, SWS is highly effective in concentrates ranging from 0.5% up to 10%. Due to SWS being formulated from natural extracts risks to health, safety, and the environment are considerably reduced – due to the fact that SWS is non-toxic, non-flammable, and does not contain Volatile Organic Compounds (SWS). To further enhance the capabilities of SWS and ensure that SWS is cost-effective, SWS can be easily separated from O&G contamination media (through mechanical or natural separation methods). Once separation has occurred, SWS can be re-used for further mobilization of O&G contamination – up to four times (only applies for concentrates ranging from 5% to 10%). In most cases, the recovered O&G contamination can be re-sold as recycled oil/petrochemicals (excluding O&G waste).SWS is 100% biodegradable within 75-days and has over a 4-year shelf life in 100% concentrates in unopened containers.

Key Features and Advantages of SWS

  • Effective in high salinity water.
  • Performs in temperatures ranging from -4°F to +140°F (-20°C – +60°C)
  • Highly effective in concentrates ranging from 0.5% up to no more than 10%.
  • Water-dilutable.
  • Non-flammable and non-toxic.
  • 100% biodegradable within 75-days.
  • Encapsulates O&G contamination, to prevent re-binding of contaminates with soil/sand/clay particles.
  • Able to be deployed via automated wash systems, pressure washers, injection, and many other methods.
  • Once separated from O&G contamination (in concentrates ranging from 5% to 10%), SWS can be re-used for further soil washing up to four times.

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If you would like to know more about BMA 400 and SWS, please contact us or view our online product videos. For the product Technical Data Sheet, please click here. For more information about BMA Biotech’s Oilfield Environmental Services, please click here.