Ex Situ Bioremediation Technologies

Bioremediation Background

In many cases, it is necessary to move the contaminated soil or groundwater to a site where a suitable treatment system can be engineered. Contaminated soil may be excavated and moved to landfills to thermal treatment systems, e.g., incinerators or to a variety of bioremediation systems including biopiles, windrows for composting, landfarms, and soil slurry reactors. All have their merits. The choice of which technology to use often is driven by the required performance criteria, i.e., the...