Acidimicrobium: A superbacterium

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For the past two years, there has been a lot of news about a “new” contaminant, “PFAS,” which has caused a lot of inconvenience in the construction and soil industries. Recently it was demonstrated in America that there is a bacterium that breaks down this worrying group of substances. Geofoxx …

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In-situ soil remediation completed within one year

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In-situ remediation can be quick – faster than many people think. Orvion has designed an in-situ remediation plan for a site in Bilthoven and has provided their environmental expertise. This remediation was completed within one year; the intervention value in soil and groundwater was amply achieved. A gas station used …

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Article H2O

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Today the H2O professional article about fast mobile DNA analysis in Mozambique has been published (in Dutch, the main project report is in English). Here you can read the article and download it in PDF. A milestone for Orvion and our partner WeConsult. In the project we have developed methods …

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biological remediation WAVIN is progressing well

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The soil on the WAVIN site in Hardenberg has been contaminated with solvents for a long time. These substances were formerly used as a degreasing agent. WAVIN has been controlling this groundwater contamination since the 1990s. Groundwater was pumped up and cleaned above ground. But the problem was not definitively …

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Demonstrating benzene degradation with DNA techniques

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We know more and more about microbiology. DNA detection equipment is becoming cheaper, as a result of which more and more new bacterial species and their degradation processes are discovered. The size of biodiversity in the world is displayed in a article in nature : the Tree of Life. It …

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Best available technique for treating incinerator ash washing water

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Het wassen van bodemas is een noodzakelijke stap in het verouderingsproces om bodemassen vrij toepasbaar te maken in de bouw (meer informatie in het nieuwbericht)The resulting wastewater needs to be treated before it can be discharged. The wastewater has a number of challenging characteristics (salt, high pH, heavy metals, high …

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Get more financial benefit from soil remediation.

Developments in the field of biotechnology give rise to new possibilities in ongoing soil treatment and monitoring. There are new publications every year concerning micro-organisms that have the ability to degrade pollutants. For example, a publication in 2017 revealing the discovery of an anaerobic benzene-degrading bacterial species. If you have …

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