One of a Kind Remediation Technology for Chlorinated Contaminants
The process for remediating chlorinated solvents is almost identical to that of cleaning hydrocarbons. The main difference lies in the use of a bioengineered bug utilized in consuming solvent contaminants. The SME system utilizes a proprietary, aerobic, bacteria developed at Brigham Young University to consume solvent pollutants; an industry first. The microorganism works in tandem with the SME system to eradicate chlorinated solvents from subsurface soil environments and water sources. The bacterium has no foreign genetic material, but has been modified by the deletion of the chlorine avoidance gene, allowing the bacterium to degrade chlorine as desired, but without producing hazardous by-products.
SMEcl is the only existing bioremediation technology whereby both soil and groundwater contamination due to chlorinated solvents, regardless of type (including, but not limited to TCE, PCE, TCA, VA, and both 1,2-DCE and 1,1-DCE, can be fully remediated in situ without any co-metabolite, using the spend and safety or an aerobic process the produces absolutely no hazardous by-products. This is something that has not been effectively accomplished with any other system or technology.