BTEX, TPH, GRU, DRO, PCBs, Oils, Greases, Anti-Freeze, Chlorinated Compounds, Semi-Volatiles, Heavy Metals, Sulphates, Mixed (non-radioactive), Industrial Waste Soil and Water Degradation, USTs, Waste Water
Alpha’s all natural consortia contain microbes that -
- can handle complex contaminants by degrading petroleum products, PCBs, poisons such as cyanide and arsenic, chlorinated compounds, heavy metals, etc. in a single formulation whether above or below ground;
- work together during each step of the breakdown process converting organic pollutants into non-hazardous byproducts
- build up the existing natural microbial populations whose “food” source are the excess chemicals, heavy metals, chlorinated compounds, PCBs, TPH, GRO, DRO, BTEX, MTBE, weathered parafinic products, etc.
Alpha Omega’s consortium contains all of the Biosafety Level 1 microbes, enzymes and natural nutrients for all of the degradation steps in a poly-microbial mix to treat:
- Industrial mixed waste - sites usually includes chlorinated, semi-volatile and volatile compounds, as well as heavy metals.
- Metals - sites where aqueous metal working fluids, bitumen (coal tar) and cyanide might also be present.
- Chlorinated and other complex compounds - require an additional step called reductive de-chlorination to separate the chlorine, fluorine, etc. from compounds,
- PCBs - require over 50 individual microbes in a multi-step process for their destruction from the heaviest arochlor (1260) into carbon dioxide and water.
- TPH, GRO, DRO, BTEX, MTBE and weathered paraffinic products - all breakdown in a series of steps to methane, and eventually to carbon dioxide and water.
The bioremediation process is effective for soil, surface water and ground water and is normally more cost effective than other clean-up methods. Alpha Omega's remediation system allows the site to remain open and operational while site inoculation and clean-up occurs.
Soils that are barren from mine and/or industrial waste can be restored using compost and a mixed consortium of microbes. The microbes become established in the compost and repopulate the soil. The microbes increase the soil’s ability to grow primary vegetation, halt further erosion and increase the area's aesthetic value.Representative jobs include educational institutions, public stadiums, industrial sites including oil companies, tank farms, and steel manufacturing facilities, in Ohio, Michigan and Wisconsin, municipal yards, aluminum plants, quarries and steel companies in California, Kentucky, Nevada and New York. Request further information on these and the more than 200 successfully completed industrial jobs. (Video, Reports)
Since the year 2000, our microbial formulations have also been treating sites containing a mixture of heavy metals, pesticides, solvents, hydraulic oils, and PCBs in the contaminant pool. Alpha Omega has the technology and expertise to understand this process, as well as the knowledge of which of 54 known PCB degraders incorporated in a balanced consortium can be used at an individual site. Sites where this technology have been used and/or tested with positive results include a manufacturing facility in Ohio, the Army Corp. of Engineers and the Eastgate Council of Governors project, and a drainage ditch site in Pennsylvania. PCB degradation was validated by the reduction of archlors, the only authoritative measurement of PCB contaminated reduction. (Mahoning River,