Crude Oil Sludge -
Oil sludge (over 25 years old) from a drilling waste
holding pond was provided to BioWorld
for bench scale testing to
demonstrate the feasibility of BioWorld Bioremediation Technology.
Total Petroleum Hydrocarbon (TPH) concentration of the sludge was 76,000 ppm.
Samples designated untreated and treated were placed in separate glass aquariums
with the same amount of distilled water in each aquarium.
BioWorld Bioenhancement and
Augmentation Technology consisting of Liquid Optimizer and
Hydrocarbon Digesting Microbes were added several times to the treated sludge
After three months, the water from each aquarium was allowed to
evaporate, leaving a solid material behind. Chemical analysis of the untreated
and treated sludge samples indicated TPH concentrations of 75,000 ppm and 31,000
ppm, respectively. This corresponds to a 60% reduction in TPH concentration
using BioWorld Bioremediation Technology.