Bio-Enhance: A New Technology in Bio-Remediaiton


Bio-Enhance is an in-well treatment technology designed to support and enhance the indigenous microbial activity in aquifers impacted by petroleum hydrocarbons and chlorinated solvents.

Contaminants will, over time, be consumed by micro organisms that live in the (contaminated) water.  Bio-Enhance expedites the process by which this occurs, thus reducing years of remediation expense.   This technology, created at the University of Tulsa, provides an economical and environmental friendly way to remediate groundwater contamination.  Please contact GWTT to find out if this technology suits your environmental remediation needs.

How it Works


Bio-Enhance promotes the growth and transport of indigenous microbial organisms into the surrounding formation to stimulate and increase the biodegration process.  The Bio-Enhance/ISBR treatment approach relies on the use of Bio-Sep® beads as its gwtt-bio-enhance2medium for microbial growth and support.  The circulation element through the ISBR, where contaminated groundwater is pulled in from the bottom of the ISBR, passes through the Bio-Sep medium and exits into the formation.  This allows for healthy microbes from within the ISBR to migrate into the well column and into the formation beyond the well to further promote the bio-degradation of the residual petroleum hydrocarbons or chlorinated solvents in the aquifer.  Bio-Enhance treats both groundwater flowing through and around the wellbore as well as bioaugmenting the aquifer with degrading microorganisms that are adapted to the in situ aquifer environment.

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