The Preferred Choice for Petroleum Remediation
Subsurface Metabolic Enhancement (SME, pat. 6,464,005) is used for underground bio-removal of hydrocarbon contamination. SME is a method of cultivating native organisms in place that consume hydrocarbon contamination, converting the hydrocarbons into non-toxic water and carbon dioxide. SME is a natural method of remediation and utilizes microorganisms found in the soil to eat contamination.
Our delivery system introduces a patented formula of oxygen and nutrients into the soil that stimulates microbes to use hydrocarbon contaminants as a source of energy. As they eat the pollution, the microbes give off carbon dioxide, which is subsequently drawn out of the ground. The ground surface is sealed to insure that the air exchanged stays in the subsurface.