Developments in the field of biotechnology provide new opportunities for ongoing soil remediations and monitoring. Every year there are new publications about micro-organisms that are capable of degrading contaminants; for example the publication in 2017 of the discovery of a benzene-degrading bacterial species.
With our up-to-date knowledge and DNA technology, we are able to make a risk assessment so that you can get a better picture of the chances of a successful treatment in advance. A better picture, for example, of the feasibility of monitoring; or biological alternatives to intensive remediation practises such as chemical oxidation or excavation.
You may have a current groundwater treatment programme, but it is going too slowly or is not effective. We screen your groundwater for suitable bacterial species, so that the possibilities for an extensive, natural remediation solution become clear. So you can improve or turn off current treatment installations.
If you want to end your remediation and you want to remove the costs from your balance sheet, our solutions can offer you the chance of actually completing your remediation efforts. In many cases, our risk assessments do not necessarily require extra budgeting.
Paul Appeldoorn is a Civil Engineer. His ambition is to solve problems. New biotechnologies make it possible to look at soil remediation, water treatment or industrial processes with fresh eyes. But the technology only works if the problem is dissected and there is a clear financial advantage for the customer. Keep questioning until the core of the problem has been achieved and be honest about what works and what does not work.