Composting is the art and science of working with nature’s decomposition tools. Compost is a product, whereas composting is a biochemical process that has a variety of applications for powerful remediation.
Our efforts focus on composting technology as the least expensive, most straightforward way to remediate soils contaminated with toxic organic and inorganic compounds, particularly hydrocarbons. Understanding complex composting ecosystems to remediate contaminated soils requires knowlege, expertise, and experience — and we have it. Composting has unique characteristics which make it particularly well suited to bioremediation. Simply stated, composting is the most intense form of bioremediation there is.
Geosource remediates soils on site for much less than conventional remediation methods. We do that by eliminating the biggest cost factor in most cleanups; transportation, disposal, and backfill.
According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency:
“Compost bioremediation has proven effective in degrading or altering many types of contaminants, such as chlorinated and nonchlorinated hydrocarbons, wood-preserving chemicals, solvents, heavy metals, pesticides, petroleum products, and explosives. The composting process and use of mature compost also provide an inexpensive and technologically straightforward solution for managing and remediating soils contaminated with toxic organic and inorganic compounds. Composting provides cost savings of at least 50 percent over conventional soil remediation technologies. Composting cost-effectively remediates contaminated soils similar to those found at brownfields and Superfund sites, and takes far less time that other forms of bioremediation. ” from “An Analysis of Composting As An Environmental Remediation Technology” EPA 530-R-008
Geosource designs and implements complete compost bioremediation packages, from assessment through remediation, reclamation, and site closure. We can further assist in characterization, and disposal of oilfield waste, including crude oil contaminated soils.