General Cleanup Technology

Soil remediation with amino acids – crude oil decontamination

The described process for the in situ remediation of soils contaminated with crude oil is based on the degradation of pollutants by microbial action stimulated by the addition of oxygen and nutrients. The use of amino acids as nutrients results in a significant enhancement or short term acceleration of petroleum hydrocarbon degradation. The mixture of amino acids and peptides is considered environmentally benign since it is organic in nature.

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Source: German National Library of Science and Technology Hannover (TIB)