Unlocking the Potential of Petroleum Biodegradation with QuantArray® Petro

Unlocking the Potential of Petroleum Biodegradation with QuantArray® Petro Petroleum-contaminated sites pose a complex challenge for environmental remediation. Traditional assessment methods often fall short in providing a comprehensive view of the biodegradation potential of these sites. This is where Microbial Insights Inc.’s QuantArray® Petro steps in, revolutionizing the way we approach site evaluation. Comprehensive Insights,…

Assessment of Hydrocarbon Impact in Drinking Water Aquifer

QuantArray®-Petro: Assessment of Hydrocarbon Impact in Drinking Water Aquifer

• A homeowner dependent on a domestic water well suddenly saw an accumulation of a black precipitant clogging the pre-filter of their water treatment system. Two years previous to this observation there was a release of gas condensate hydrocarbons and saltwater upgradient of their property.

• The results of the QuantArray®-Petro analysis provided evidence of hydrocarbon impact in the drinking water aquifer upgradient of the homeowner’s property in a remarkably cost-effective manner and contributed to a settlement of this case to the benefit of the homeowner.


QuantArray®-Petro: Effectiveness of Oxygen Addition at a Former Gas Station

• Groundwater at a former gasoline service station was impacted by leaking underground storage tanks and associated piping. Although contaminant trends and geochemistry suggested that MNA could be an appropriate site management strategy, the need for more rapid site closure led to a decision to enhance biodegradation of BTEX and MTBE aerobically with injection of an oxygen releasing compound.


QuantArray®-Petro: MNA Assessment at a Crude Oil Impacted Site

At a crude oil impacted site, project managers were considering MNA as a site management strategy based on favorable contaminant concentration trends and geochemistry in groundwater. However, additional lines of evidence were required.

Together with contaminant concentration trends and geochemistry, the direct microbial data provided multiple lines of evidence to support a confidant MNA decision resulting in significant cost savings over enhanced remediation.