In about 50% of soil remediation, the soil is cleaned using bacteria. These soil bacteria are able to use the contamination as a food source and break it down to harmless residues. In biological soil remediation, it is important to know whether these bacteria are already present in the contaminated soil. Microbial Analyses can determine their presence for several different kinds of contamination.
Not only do we investigate whether contamination degrading bacteria are present and viable, but also if the degradation can occur without accumulation of harmful intermediates.
We perform this through:
For other contaminants
Other contaminants can be suitable for biological breakdown as well. We can investigate whether there is microbiological potential for breakdown. Do not hesitate to call us for advice.
We will send you all the necessary sampling material and a protocol within one working day. Use the kit to take your own samples and conserve them. Cooling the samples is not necessary.
Send the sampling kit back (uncooled) and you will receive the analysis report by e-mail within ten working days. In case of urgency we can report within 48 hours (urgency fee applicable).
If you do not want to perform sampling yourself, we will do it for you.