BIOREMEDIATION OMBT
APPLICATION GUIDELINES

Bioremediation OMBT product application guidelines

DOMESTIC WASTEWATER APPLICATIONS

Bioremediation OMBT dosing for domestic wastewater collection systems and lift stations

Initial product dosing: 50 mg/L.
Maintenance dosing: Product dosing will vary between 5-50 mg/L.
Disclaimer: The exact product dosing needs and requirements for each domestic collection system and lift station treatment differ on case-to-case basis due to the nature of the FOG and H2S conditions inside the collection system. These parameters should be evaluated before the final dosing parameters are defined. Please contact us directly for product dosing assistance and recommendations for your project application.

Bioremediation OMBT dosing for the treatment of domestic wastewater

Initial application: For typical wastewater lagoons, dose 1 gallon of Bioremediation OMBT concentrate for each 500 square feet of lagoon surface area.
Maintenance dose: Dose/drip 1/2 gallon of OMBT concentrate per 200 square feet of lagoon surface monthly.
Disclaimer: Product dosing needs and requirements for each domestic wastewater facility application differs on case-to-case basis. The type and concentration of the pollutants requiring treatment, the target pollutant reduction needs for the process/project, and the pollutant reduction support processes available on the project (DO, wastewater treatment retention, etc.) should be evaluated before final dosing parameters are defined.

Bioremediation OMBT dosing for the treatment of domestic wastewater facility sludge

Product dosing needs and requirements for each domestic wastewater facility application differs on case-to-case basis.
The location of sludge treatment process dosing, the type of unit process requiring treatment, and the available support processes available on the project (DO, mixing, etc.) should be evaluated before final dosing parameters are defined. Please contact us directly for product dosing assistance and recommendations for your project application.

Bioremediation OMBT dosing for the treatment of septic systems & cesspools

Product dosing: Flush the toilet with 2-4 gallons (for new septic system inoculation) and then dose 1 gallon every 90 days.

Industrial wastewater applications

Bioremediation OMBT dosing for industrial wastewater treatment applications

Product dosing needs and requirements for each industrial facility wastewater treatment application differs on case-to-case basis.
The type and concentration of the pollutants requiring treatment, the target pollutant reduction needs for the process/project, and the pollutant reduction support processes available on the project (DO, wastewater treatment retention, etc.) should be evaluated before final dosing parameters are defined. Please contact us directly for product dosing assistance and recommendations for your project application.

Bioremediation OMBT dosing for industrial facility wastewater sludge treatment applications

Product dosing needs and requirements for each industrial wastewater facility sludge treatment application differs on case-to-case basis.
The location of sludge treatment process dosing, the type of unit process requiring treatment, and the available support processes on the project (DO, mixing, etc.) should be evaluated before final dosing parameters are defined. Please contact us directly for product dosing assistance and recommendations for your project application.

Spill/Contamination bio-remediation application guidelines

Bioremediation OMBT dosing for initial remedial action/emergency response treatment of petroleum product, chemical, and production water containing salt contaminants

  • For petroleum spills and/or production spills containing salt:
      1. Dilute each gallon of Bioremediation OMBT product with a minimum of 10 gallons of water. Then add surfactant (such as BioSolve Pinkwater, which can be found at https://biosolve.com) to achieve 3% solution of surfactant concentration in the final treatment water. Apply evenly across the contaminated area. Maintain soil moisture at 50% – 70% saturation throughout the bioremediation process.
      2. Repeat this process 7 days after initial application.
  • For chemical spills:
      1. Dilute each gallon of Bioremediation OMBT product with a minimum of 10 gallons of water. Apply evenly across the contaminated area. Maintain soil moisture at 50% – 70% saturation throughout the bioremediation process.
      2. Repeat this process 7 days after initial application.

Bioremediation OMBT dosing for the treatment of contaminated soil (petroleum, production waters containing salt and chemicals) Note: For Initial remedial action activity dosing, please refer to that section directly.

I. Preparation phase
  • Soil sample collection
      1. The samples will be a composite of 5 to 6 probes per site area. Testing of soil and water by qualified and certified laboratory from sample taken according to the proper procedures to determine the extent and concentration of contamination.
      2. The composite samples will include soil from the surface to the depth of the contamination.
      3. The composite sample should be submitted to an independent laboratory for analysis of the type of contaminants and the extent of contamination.
  • Soil preparation
      1. The soil will be tilled to a depth of approximately 4-6 inches, and contaminations within depths greater than 12 inches should be bio-remediated “in situ” or excavated and contained and treated in lifts not to exceed 12 inches.
      2. If the soil is dry, water will be added to bring moisture content to 50%-70% of field capacity.
II. Bioremediation phase

Normally, “produced water” spills will also have some hydrocarbon contamination. Therefore, testing should assess both salt and hydrocarbon contamination. The bioremediation phase will require 5 to 7 weeks with soil temperatures above 50 degrees Fahrenheit and below 87 degrees Fahrenheit. Longer periods will be required if temperatures move outside of these parameters.

Aeration is necessary due to the need for oxygen in the remediation process. When dealing with a fresh spill, normal disking or other tillage methods are not possible, and Bioremediation OMBT and other products would be sprayed directly onto the contaminated area. When possible, soil tillage would be beneficial to incorporate Bioremediation OMBT and other products into the soil. Further aeration will be determined by the extents of the contamination within acceptable levels. Soil types may dictate more frequent tillage (for example, clay soil will need more tillage than sandy soil).
Application. Apply at a rate of:

  • 1A. Light contamination (sodium: 100-200 ppm)
      a. 0.5 gallons of Bioremediation OMBT product / 1.85 cubic yards.
      b. 5 gallons 0.5-0-0-3 humic acid/1.85 cubic yards.
  • 1B. Heavy contamination (sodium: 3,000 ppm or higher)
      a. 0.5 gallons of Bioremediation OMBT product / 0.50 cubic yards.
      b. 10 gallons 0.5-0-0-3 humic Acid/1.85 cubic yards.
  • 2. Mix/add surfactant (such as BioSolve Pinkwater, which can be found at https://biosolve.com) to achieve 3% solution of surfactant concentration in the final treatment water. Never exceed 6% surfactant usage in any dosing solution. Note: surfactants are generally compatible with petroleum and salt-contaminated soils and waters. However, for chemical spills, please refer to the surfactant MSDS to ensure the surfactant material used is compatible with the chemical being remediated.
  • 3. 0.5-0-0-3 humic Acid should be mixed with fresh water (preferably low iron content water) at an approximate rate of 4 gallons to 1 gallon of 0.5-0-0-3 humic acid.
  • 4. If high levels of hydrocarbon are present, a “combination treatment” is advised. See bioremediation of hydrocarbon contaminated soil (section above).

Note: Soil moisture must be maintained at 50 – 70% of field capacity during the entire remediation period.
If necessary, a second application of Bioremediation OMBT with additional nutrients will be sprayed and incorporated into the soil surface.

III. Planting phase

The soil will be prepared for planting five to seven weeks after the beginning of the bioremediation phase.

  • Soil sample collection
    Soil samples will be collected again as previously described. They will be split and retested by both laboratories to confirm that the bioremediation phase is complete. Soil fertility application will be determined according to the soil test results.
  • Seed selection
    A soil building perennial grass mixture that is adapted to the climate and soils of the area will be selected. An established vegetative cover can be modified according to the property owner’s wishes.
  • Soil fertility application
    Based upon the soil test results, variations of the following will be broadcast on the soil surface and incorporated immediately in the tillage equipment.

      1. 4-0-0-6 calcium if necessary as determined by the soil test at an approximate rate of 2-4 gallons per acre.
      2. 8-3-3 plus Bioremediation OMBT applied at approximately 1-2 gallons per acre.
      3. Mixtures of nitrogen, phosphorus, and potassium.
      4. Other nutrients and/or trace elements necessary to remediate the soil so that crop production is possible.
IV. Maintenance phase

The amount of maintenance required will vary with the soil and climatic conditions and the plant species that are being established. The following factors are to be considered.

  • Soil texture
    Coarse-textured soils with low organic matter content will require regular water application and nutrient applications until vegetation is well rooted and established.
  • Rainfall patterns
    Heavy rainfall periods may leach nutrients out of the rooting zone. This is particularly problematic on coarse soils of low organic matter content. Additional nutrient applications may be necessary on semi-annual basis.
  • High water tables
    Water moves in the soil by capillary action and is not influenced by gravity until water levels reach field capacity. A prolonged warm dry period following an unusually wet period could cause contaminates to move into the rooting zone from an untreated area adjacent to the treated area, or from subsoil below the area where bioremediation is complete. In the event this did occur, the bioremediation phase would need to be repeated.
  • Other considerations
      In the event soil pH is very high or very low prior to the recolonization of biological life in the soil, a foliar feeding program would be required to provide certain trace elements that allow the vegetation to grow properly until biological life in the soil normalizes the soil pH.
      The soil microbe populations that are used to remediate hydrocarbons include species that are aerobic. This means they require oxygen to survive and carry out their functions. Some soils will require mechanical aeration to keep the oxygen to carbon dioxide ratios at proper levels.
      Every contamination should be assessed on individual basis. If unusual circumstances are suspected or confirmed, specific treatment procedures – both application and products – should be designed to ensure successful remediation.
  • Post Application Phase
      1. Soil samples should be taken at regular intervals throughout the bioremediation and post application to determine when the site reaches acceptable pollutant limits.
      2. Soil moisture must be maintained throughout the bioremediation phase

Treatment of pollutant contaminatedwater, groundwater and surface water sites (Remedial Action) application guidelines

Bioremediation OMBT dosing for the treatment of contaminated water, groundwater and surface water

Product dosing needs and requirements for the bioremediation of pollutant-impacted groundwater and surface water applications will differ on case-to-case basis. The type of pollutant being remediated, the pollutant concentration, the available oxygen (dissolved oxygen), available carbon source in the water requiring treatment, and the available support processes available on the project should be evaluated before final dosing parameters are defined. Please contact us directly for product dosing assistance and recommendations for your project application.

Agriculture crop irrigation water, soils, and source supply water remediation application guidelines

Bioremediation OMBT dosing for treatment of agriculture crop irrigation water, water source supply, and soils

Product dosing needs and requirements for each agriculture crop irrigation water and soil and source supply application differs on case-to-case basis.
The type of pollutant being remediated, the pollutant concentration, the available oxygen (dissolved oxygen), available carbon source in the water requiring treatment, and the available support processes available on the project (DO, mixing, etc.) should be evaluated before final dosing parameters are defined. Please contact us directly for product dosing assistance and recommendations for your project application.

Farm/CAFO/zoo wastewater, sludge, & manure management application guidelines

Farm animal/CAFO/zoo wastewater treatment application guidelines

Bioremediation OMBT dosing for the treatment of farm/CAFO/zoo wastewater – lagoons
Initial application: for typical wastewater lagoons, 1 gallon of OMBT concentration for each 500 square feet of lagoon surface area is required.
Maintenance dose: Dose/drip 1/2 gallon of OMBT concentrate per 200 square feet of lagoon surface monthly.
Disclaimer: Product dosing needs and requirements for each domestic wastewater facility application differs on case-to-case basis. The type and concentration of the pollutants requiring treatment, the target pollutant reduction needs for the process/project, and the pollutant reduction support processes available on the project (DO, wastewater treatment retention, etc.) should be evaluated before final dosing parameters are defined. Please contact us directly for product dosing assistance and recommendations for your project application.

Farm animal/CAFO/zoo wastewater sludge treatment application guidelines

Bioremediation OMBT dosing for farm/CAFO/zoo wastewater sludge treatment
Product dosing needs and requirements for each farm/CAFO/zoo sludge treatment application differs on case-to-case basis.
The location of sludge treatment process dosing, the type of sludge unit process requiring treatment (tank, pit, wastewater/sludge treatment pond, etc.), and the available support processes available on the project (DO, mixing, etc.) should be evaluated before final dosing parameters are defined. Please contact us directly for product dosing assistance and recommendations for your project application.

Farm/CAFO/zoo wastewater manure treatment application guidelines

Bioremediation OMBT dosing for the treatment of farm/CAFO/zoo manure
Product dosing needs and requirements for each farm/CAFO/zoo manure treatment application will differ on case-to-case basis.
The location of the manure requirement requiring treatment process dosing (animal pen, pit, manure pile, etc.) should be evaluated before final dosing parameters are defined. Please contact us directly for product dosing assistance and recommendations for your project application.

Aquaculture waters &sludge management application guidelines

Bioremediation OMBT dosing for the treatment of aquaculture waters and sludge
Please refer to the following table for Bioremediation OMBT product dosing.
Pond Size140 – 200 gallons, dose 2 ounces weekly for the first four weeks. Then dose 2 ounces once per month for maintenance.
Pond Size201-500 gallons, dose 3 ounces weekly for the first four weeks. Then dose 3 ounces once per month for maintenance.
Pond Size501 – 1,000 gallons, dose 4 ounces weekly for the first four weeks. Then dose 4 ounces once per month for maintenance.
Pond Size1,001 – 5,000 gallons, dose 5 ounces weekly for the first four weeks. Then dose 5 ounces once per month for maintenance.

Secoes Bioremediation OMBT packaging options

1-GALLON HDPE JUG

55-Gallon HDPE Drum

275-Gallon HDPE Tote