Technology Natur M BTT

Biodegradation method: Natur M BTT

The Principle of biodegradation:

The principle of the technology consists in a group of microorganisms having the ability to exploit adverse organic compounds as a source of carbon for their growth. The metabolism of microorganisms has the capacity to degrade almost all fractions of petroleum hydrocarbons (NEL, BTEX, PAU), as well as their metabolic intermediates. The end-product of this activity is a decontaminated material and a minimum percentage of CO2 and H2O. The microorganisms are non-pathogenic and completely without hazard for humans and nature.The major part of this biotechnology is formed of a mixture of active microorganisms, selected from the natural environment. In collaboration with renowned experts, we have developed a method for the biodegradation of petroleum hydrocarbons. Following testing, we received permission from the Chief Hygienist of the Slovak Republic to employ this method for commercial purposes.

Biodegradation Process:

From start to finish, the biodegradation process is kept under expert supervision. In accordance with the conditions required by the EU, the system functions by first analysing the contaminated material prior to launching the process. The results of the analysis determine the procedure to be followed throughout the process.

The rate of the biodegradation process is affected by
1.    Chemical composition of material
2.    Physical properties of material
3.    Concentration of contaminant
4.    Temperature
5.    Humidity

In the process of biodegradation, which is aerobic, the temperature, humidity of the material and oxygen content are controlled. The losses of contaminant are continuously monitored. The process terminates only with the decrease in the contaminant achieving the specified concentration – usually of less than 1,000 mg NEL/1 kg. The analysis is performed by independent accredited laboratories.

Methods and options of application

Methods of application of technology:
1.    Directly on the site of contamination (on site)
2.    After moving the material to isolated concrete surfaces (on site).
The location where the contaminants are to be disposed of is important.

Possibilities for exploitation of the technology are, in particular:
1.    Remediation of areas contaminated by oil substances; for example, rupture of oil pipeline, accidents
2.    Remediation of fuel pumps
3.    Remediation of soil or aggregate
4.    Disposal of used oils and emulsions

Petroleum contaminants, produced by the majority of industrial enterprises, are subject to remediation:
1.    In motor transport industry
2.    In rail transport - mainly contaminated aggregates and soils in rail-yards and locomotive depots
3.    In aviation and ship transportation
4.    Wherever oil products are handled

The biodegradation process scheme



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