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Microbiological bioremediation of heavy metals contaminated soil

November 2020


Contamination by hydrocarbons and heavy metals is of great concern due to their widespread effect on all forms of life. Pollution caused by the use of crude oil is common due to its wide application and the consequent transportation and spillage problems. Environmental sanitation is extremely important and involves the removal of pollutants from the soil, air and water.

To meet this challenge, this solution is a microbiological bioremediation method to be used on site. Thanks to a specific mixture of selected micro-organisms and enzymes, the populations of natural micro-organisms present in water, soil, sludge, etc. are stimulated. By optimizing their functionality and their processes, it makes it possible to degrade hydrocarbon molecules correctly and quickly, to sequester and inertize heavy metals. Hydrocarbon is an organic molecule and is used by microorganisms as a food source. With PETROLSYNTH, hydrocarbons are degraded up to 95%-99% and this quickly and naturally. Heavy metals first sequestered by micro-organisms, then inertized via several strategies including chelation, inclusion in non-hazardous and energy-free molecules.

Label Date November 23, 2020
From Switzerland
Maturity stage Initial market commercialization
Looking For Network, New clients, Visibility, Funding, Partners, Credibility

The environmental benefits

  • 100% recyclable
  • 100% safe
  • 100% rebalancing the natural ecosystem
  • Full recovery of the polluted site that can be dedicated also for agriculture or residential activities
  • Higher rate of depollution

The Financial benefits

  • 30%-50% savings in costs due to treatment on site
  • No extra costs due to special waste disposal
  • Cost management for reduced depollution greatly reduced thanks to on-side treatments

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Company Profile

Bioma SA

BIOMA is a Swiss company focused on chemical-free pollution reduction solutions and chemical-free agriculture solutions.

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Headquarters 6572 Magadino, Switzerland

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