What is Bio-Remediation?
Bio-remediation can be defined as any process that uses microorganisms, fungus, green plants or other enzymes to return the natural environment, altered by contaminants, to its original condition.
Bio-remediation can be employed to attach specific soil contaminants, such as degrading of chlorinated hydrocarbons by bacteria. An example of a more general approach is the cleanup of oil spills by addition of nitrate or sulphate fertilisers to facilitate the decomposition of oil by indigenous or erogenous bacteria. Rapid has extensive experience in the bio-remediation and restoration of polluted an contaminated sites. Rapid utilises a variety of products and methods, depending on the risk status of the site.
LEGAL REQUIREMENTS to remediate polluted soil:
Remediation of polluted soil is classified as “waste treatment”. All sites requiring polluted soil remediation MUST, as per the waste regulations, be registered as waste treatment sites.