BioNutraTech Bioremediation Biotechnology
Nature knows how to heal itself from both natural and man-made mishaps through biodegradation, the world’s oldest cleaner. Biodegradation is the natural process whereby microorganisms alter and break down organic molecules. Natural communities of microbes are amazingly versatile. They can carry out biodegradation in almost every type of environment and habitat, under both aerobic and anaerobic conditions.
BioNutraTech’s nutriation technology can substantially accelerate biodegradation by providing the necessary support and stimulation for native microbes to quickly multiply and produce enzymes to speed up the metabolic process of biodegradation.
Two Keys to BioNutraTech’s Effectiveness
BioNutraTech products provide key life-source nutrients to the necessary microbes in a form that ensures their accelerated reproduction and activity.
- Nutrient Enrichment – Carbon, nitrogen, phosphorus and sulfur help microbes speed non-toxic mineralization. As a result, contaminants are broken down to carbon dioxide and water. The formulation in BioNutraTech products provide the necessary bio-specific nutrients that accelerate and improve the growth/response factors present at the contamination site with no threat to the extant ecological balance.
- Oleophilic Coating – BioNutraTech products have a patented oleophilic coating which gives it a unique advantage over other nutrient methods. First, this coating clings to contaminants without harmful residuals, assuring that nutrients are always available on a time-release basis in useful concentrations for microbes. As a result, proper nutrients are made available on a time-release basis. Second, the coating provides a necessary source of carbon for microbial growth and accelerates the Krebs Cycle. This cycle constitutes the major terminal pathway of biological oxidation in most bacterial cells. A series of chemical reactions by microorganisms, by which two-carbon fragments produced by metabolism of carbohydrates, fats, and proteins are converted to carbon dioxide and water, liberating energy in the process.
Less Waste, Less Cost
Because the nutrients stay where they are needed and don’t get pulled away by gravity, rain, wind or wave action, a lower volume of nutrients can be applied compared to other approaches. This means less waste and no concern about over-application of nutrients.
BioNutraTech’s products are safe to use in a variety of wastewater streams, including industrial and municipal plants, drain lines, septic tanks, restaurant grease traps and groundwater because the products contain no toxic chemicals, hazardous materials or biological additives or microbes. The products have a positive impact on environments where hydrocarbons must be removed, such as open water spills, contaminated soils, refinery wastes, and groundwater.
The products meet all Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) requirements and are on the National Contingency Plan (NCP) Product Schedule pursuant to Title 40 of the CFR, section 300.915. The Texas Natural Resource Conservation Commission (TNRCC) also has approved the products for use.