Petroleum spills can cause a large headache to clean. Petroleum is often very hard to remove from the soil butnecessary since it will leach into the soil and groundwater. Petroleum distillates will penetrate into the water table and spread considerably further than the original site. It could affect well water for residents, livestock on a farm, nearby rivers, plants, crops, or anything that uses water… and that includes just about everything.
Petra-Zyme is a concentrated, enzymatic solvent, containing bioemulsifiers and biosurfactants, especially designed for petroleum remediation and grease spills of any size. Its all-natural formulation is ideal for remediation of soils and/or water that has been contaminated by petroleum-based products.
In one study, soil, sand, and seashells were taken from a heavily oil-contaminated Louisiana beach, subjected to two separate four-minute soil-shaker wash cycles with 4% Petra-Zyme. From an initial measure of 20,000 parts of Total Petroleum Hydrocarbons, it was reduced to undetectable levels in just 14 days.
Using enzymes and bacteria to clean up contamination is a common practice nowadays for oil companies facing leaks. Petra-Zyme can also treat municipal wastewater, just as easily as it treats soil-contamination problems for commercial sites, or everyday homeowners.
This capability is essential in cases where the local municipality “oils” dusty dirt roads to control the erosion. This eventually seeps into the local water table. In some of the worst cases, irresponsible individuals pour used engine oil into city sewers, instead of disposing of it properly.
It’s good to know that there is a ready, simple, inexpensive solution to these problems. Preventing these initial mistakes is essential, but if the damage has already been done, it can still be corrected.
Even if you're using an imported soil that has been sterilized, but which has petroleum contamination, Petra-Zyme can help. It requires resident bacteria to get the job done, but this can be accomplished by blending it with some local soil to introduce your native bacteria. Once it has been “localized” Petra-Zyme will work just fine!
Petra-Zyme functions in all soils by providing better oxygen content, which in turn enhances hydrocarbon-decomposition bacterial growth. That is the key to its bioremediation abilities and overall effectiveness.
In practice, soil levels of 10,000 TPH can be treated with a dilution of 16:1 water to Petra-Zyme, over the course of five weeks. Higher levels require additional weeks. For crude oil contamination, a dilution of 5.3:1 is required.