Once the microbial strain that shows the best degradation kinetics of the pollutants has been selected, it can be multiplied and re-inserted into the polluted matrix.
Depending on the characteristics of the contaminated soil, following the insertion of the bioaugmented strain into the matrix, it is also possible to proceed with practices known as biostimulation, i.e. the insertion, in the polluted matrix, of additional nutrients aimed at promoting microbial development and consequently speed up the degradation kinetics.
Thanks to the execution of our optimization studies for bioremediation, we are able to translate our experiences in terms of R&D into a consultancy and industrialization service to achieve the recovery objectives set by the client.
The optimization studies for bioremediation offered by DND Biotech are divided into:
• Laboratory tests, which provide a detailed physical, chemical, and microbiological characterization of the contaminated soil, estimating the biodegradation potential of the native microbial community.
• Pilot test of the performance of the bioremediation strategy proposed in different combinations and methods of pretreatment and treatment (soil improvers, bio-stimulation and bio-growth protocols, irrigation techniques).
• Development of monitoring plans and protocols for assessing sustainability, and finally drafting of technical reports to support the customer.
DND Biotech’s optimization studies for bioremediation allow customers to evaluate different combinations and methods of biological treatment and estimate remediation performance, times, costs, and environmental impact, to implement the best treatment protocol to carry out large-scale remediation work.
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