One of the major challenges faced by the petroleum industry today is the contamination of soils, groundwater and surface water with hydrocarbons.
Current methods for degradation of petroleum contamination has proven to be expensive and, if to let nature take its course, can take a considerable amount of time to digest the contaminants naturally. Current accepted methods of disposal would include incineration and landfill application, but these can be prohibitively expensive when the contaminated soil can be in large quantities. Mechanical and chemical methods have also been used to remove hydrocarbons from sites, but have had limited effectiveness and can be expensive. Bioremediation is a natural tool that can be used for treatment of these contaminated sites, since it can be both cost-effective and can lead to complete removal of the contaminants.
Bioremediation is the process of using organisms and their natural function for decontamination, and in our case, to clean oil and fuel releases that leave harmful hyrdocarbons behind.
Contamination should be removed to minimize safety risks to human health and the environment. RXMicro works by attacking and breaking down these harmful carbon chains. The bacteria uses the micronutrients as a food/energy source to convert hydrocarbons into low levels of carbon dioxide and/or biosurfactants.