Characterizing Microbial Communities and Assessing Biodegradation Potential

NGS and QuantArray®-Chlor: Characterizing Microbial Communities and Assessing Biodegradation Potential

• A pilot study was conducted at a site where electron donor was injected into groundwater impacted by a mixture of chlorinated solvents.

• QuantArray®-Chlor and NGS provided complimentary evidence of both biotic and abiotic reductive dechlorination in response to the injection of the electron donor giving the client confidence in this remediation strategy expanding electron donor injection to the entire site.

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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.