Tank Battery Site BioRemediation

Site Description and Soil Sampling

In situ bioremediation using AMCOR SORBE on a TPH-contaminated tank battery site would require documentation, when a tank battery site has an underground pipeline rupture which contaminated soil with crude oil and salt water and the soil was composed of clay, silt, and sand. The site had previously, and would continues to be, treated for salt damage with LCA II. All areas of TPH contamination would need to be identified.

Areas should be covered with AMCOR SORBE would be evenly distributed, and tilled. All the areas would need to be disked and on day 8. Soil samples would be analyzed for TPH by gas chromatography using U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Method 3540/8015M. Soil samples would need to be tested for TPH prior to AMCOR SORB treatment, and also on days 5, 10, 13, 19, 24, and 74.

Discussion

An initial soil sample for your site would need a composite taken from the identified area. The sample analyzed would need to be determined to contain any TPH and on day 5 sample showed the TPH level to be 14,500 mg/kg, an 86% reduction. And on day 10, the TPH should show 11,100 mg/kg, an 89% reduction from the initial level.