Frequently Asked Questions Regarding Bionex Technology’s Products & The Bioremediation Process
Frequently Asked Questions about Bioremediation and Bionex Technology Products
What is bioremediation?
Bioremediation is a branch of biotechnology that treats dangerous pollutants on soil, water, and the environment brought about by oil spills and leaks, agricultural processes, and commercial and industrial activities. The bioremediation method utilizes hydrocarbon-eating bacteria—bioremediation bacteria— to break down and eliminate the waste quickly, safely, and naturally.
What is an example of bioremediation in nature?
Examples of bioremediation in nature require normal environmental parameters for microorganism (bacteria) growth. These include an energy source, a carbon source, an electron acceptor, nutrients, and an appropriate space (salinity, carbon, oxygen, pH, temperature, and water). Given these conditions, bioremediation can take place and be used from industrial facilities to fire departments.
Why is bioremediation considered safe?
Bioremediation is considered safe due to the microbes being genetically unaltered. The bacteria degrade the hydrocarbon contamination naturally and turn into a food source. Bionex’s remediation products are biodegradable and are checked to ensure safety and effectiveness.
What can bioremediation be used for?
Bioremediation can be used in a variety of home and industry uses. Bioremediation products can provide vapor suppression, soil remediation, tool cleaning, degreasing, and oil absorption in industrial use. These products work to degrade and clean the hydrocarbon waste. For home use, products like Super Microbe work safely to clean grease and oil off of surfaces making it the perfect oil spill cleaner.
How does bioremediation clean water?
Bioremediation deploys microbes to clean hydrocarbon and oil-spilled contaminated water. When a bioremediation product, like Bionex’s KeSorb, is applied to oil spills on water, the product dissolves and emulsifies oil mud residue, grease, and industrial oils. These products should be lightweight, environmentally safe, and be used for non-aggressive fluid spills.
What are microbial products?
Microbial products, also known as bioremediation products, rely on microbial organisms or bacteria as the main component. For example, Bionex Technology’s microbial products use super-concentrated cultures of bacterial spores and enzymes to convert toxic pollutants into non-toxic by-products.These microbes have been selected for their affinity for hydrocarbons, both biochemically and physically. They have the ability to effectively recycle a wide range of compounds and hydrocarbons by converting them into non-toxic components.
What are the uses of bacteria?
Contrary to the public connotation of bacteria, not all bacteria are harmful to humans. Bioremediation bacteria are some of the “good” bacteria that play a big part in solving natural and human-made environmental issues. This bioremediation bacteria—such as the ones used for Bionex microbial products—actually feed on common hydrocarbon-based waste, which helps clean contamination through the bioremediation process.
What are the applications of microbial products?
The applications of microbial products are useful in the safe treatment of oil spills and other hydrocarbon wastes. They come in handy in removing everything from industrial oil spills to flammability. They are common among industrial facilities, fuel stations, fire departments, refineries, utility companies, oil rig operations, and bulk storage terminals.
Oil Spill Questions
How to clean up oil spills?
A natural oil spill cleaner that has selected microbes can easily clean up oil spills. It will digest organic contaminants and convert them into non-toxic compounds. Bionex Technology’s Super Microbe can clean common household oil spills and remove grease. To learn more on the specific steps for each product application, see our product page instruction sections.
Why is it hard to clean up oil spills?
Environmental oil spills are usually unexpected and difficult to remedy quickly. When an oil spill occurs, the oil rapidly mixes in with the water (called emulsification). When this occurs, the water thickens and is extremely hard to clean up without using the right products. Through the use of microbial products, such as Bionex Technology’s KeSorb industrial oil absorbent, oil spill clean up has become more efficient. These products are non-toxic, easy to use, and are concentrated liquid formulas that naturally degrade oil contamination. For smaller-scale oil spills, a product such as Super Microbe can get the job done that water and soap can not do alone.
Soil remediation questions
What is remediation of soil?
The remediation of soil aims to purify, restore, and revitalize the state of soil before any contamination. This process takes place during the bioremediation process, in which hydrocarbon-eating bacteria eat the contaminations. Products such as Bionex Technology’s Remedy, work in microbe communities that can effectively convert harmful hydrocarbons, oils, and greases into non-toxic compounds.
flammable vapor questions
How do you manage the release of flammable vapors?
To manage the release of flammable vapors, it is essential to reduce the LELs (flammability) by using LEL reducing products, such as Bionex Technology’s Vapor Venom. Products such as Vapor Venom will attack the hydrocarbon particles’ surface by encapsulating the oil droplets preventing hydrocarbon vapors from being released.
Biodegradable Cleaning Questions
What is a biodegradable cleaner?
A biodegradable cleaner is a product that is eco-friendly and non-destructive to the environment. These products should be environmentally sound and tough on messes like oil and grease spills. All of Bionex Technology’s products are biodegradable and effective in cleaning up tough hydrocarbon messes. Tool Wash, for example, is a biodegradable liquid detergent that can dissolve and emulsify heavy grease and oil residue.
What is the best degreaser for concrete?
Oil-eating microbes found on Bionex Technology’s biodegradable cleaning product—Hammer Clean—are great in degreasing concrete and other types of surfaces, such as tile floors, metals, and tanks.
What is industrial degreaser?
An industrial degreaser is a heavy-duty solution that can work quickly to remove stubborn grease and oil stains from engines, heavy machinery, tools, and concrete. Bionex Technology’s product, Hammer Clean, provides a professional-strength degreaser that effectively dissolves extreme dirt build-up and grease.
How do you clean dirty greasy tools?
To clean dirty tools, you can use specialized products and lubricants. Alternatively, you can also use a tool cleaner, such as Bionex Technology’s Tool Wash, for easier cleaning. Tool Wash is a heavy-duty yet biodegradable liquid detergent that can dissolve and emulsify heavy grease and oil residue on many types of surfaces, including metal, and both unpainted and painted hard surfaces.
What is the best thing to clean tools with?
Bionex Technology’s tool cleaner, Tool Wash, is handy in cleaning different types of tools. It contains a unique blend of selected non-ionic wetting agents and synthetic surfactants designed for general cleaning. It is easy to rinse and works on all types of surfaces.
Industrial Degreasing Questions
How do you remove oil spills from water?
An industrial oil absorbent is proven to effectively remove oil spills from water and on hard surfaces. Through the process of remediation, oil-eating microbes can work to remove the oil from the water’s surface. Bionex Technology’s Kesorb is a naturally derived biodegradable oil absorbent. It works to encapsulates the oil particles while allowing bacteria to degrade the hydrocarbon contamination.
Does the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) approve of bioremediation?
Bioremediation is listed as one of the innovative technologies encouraged by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Bioremediation aims to have safe, natural, and time-efficient extraction of harmful pollutants, which makes it an ideal solution for industrial and commercial uses. Bionex Technology is one of the companies offering microbial products, such as KeSorb and Remedy, for bioremediation purposes.
Where can I get more information on Bionex Technology microbial products?
Contact us by calling 713-987-0409 or using our simple contact form (link to contact page) to see how Bionex Technology’s line of six microbial products can help to serve you! We look forward to answering your questions and seeing how we can help with your next bioremediation project.