Bioremediation Is an Effective Method of Remediating Groundwater Impacts
Bioremediation has emerged as a proven and innovative approach that greatly reduces chlorinated solvents and light petroleum groundwater contaminants. Since bioremediation is implemented with minimal site disruption, it is particularly useful when remediation of impacted groundwater is needed beneath a commercial/industrial property or in a tight space. In many situations, utilizing in-situ bioremediation techniques to remediate groundwater is the most cost-effective and efficient approach to achieve site closure.
EWMA’s team of science and engineering experts customize a unique technically integrated turn-key approach to design and implement a bioremediation program using the following framework:
- Assessment of Subsurface Conditions
- Development of a Conceptual Site Model (CSM)
- Pilot Testing of Bioremedial Approach
- Implementation of Bioremedial Approach
- Post-Bioremediation Monitoring
The key to implementing a successful bioremediation program is to simulate the natural bacteria existing within the subsurface (biostimulation) to such an extent that they greatly accelerate the chemical degradation process to bring contaminants below regulatory thresholds.
The long-term benefits of utilizing bioremediation also work well within the 'more realistic' administrative goals of Licensed Site Remediation Professionals (LSRPs). Bioremediation techniques can achieve accelerated downward trends in contaminant levels that are clearly the result of enhanced biological processes. Such results can support a Limited Restricted Use Response Action Outcome (RAO) and transition of an environmental case to regulatory closure via a Monitored Natural Attenuation (MNA) program.
EWMA offers not only years of bioremediation experience and expertise, but also the support of Arizona State University’s cutting-edge research into the most effective bioremediation agents. Our bioremediation approach can be performed under our flagship SECUR-IT® Guaranteed Fixed-Priced Remediation Program, in which we stand behind our remedial approach with a financial performance guarantee.