Every year our environment suffers through spills of hydrocarbons and their byproducts. These hydrocarbon spills inhibit the soil’s natural process of self-healing, prompting drastic action by those held responsible for the cleanup. Hydrocarbon contamination results in very potent gases that push the vital oxygen out of the soil, choking off the bacteria that are attempting to consume the toxins. This causes the bacteria to die, and so does anything that is growing on that soil.
Condor LR – Land Reclaimer promotes a favorable environment for native bacteria growth by assisting in creating an aerobic (oxygen rich) environment where the bacteria can thrive. In fact, the environment created is healthy enough for the microorganisms to continue to clean the soil even after the contamination is eradicated. Once the process starts, it is self-feeding and increases at an incredible rate. Hydrocarbons have an attraction to soil, especially clay, and chemically bond to the soil. Condor LR helps to weaken these bonds, making the hydrocarbons readily available for the bacteria.
The Condor LR – Land Reclaimer also works to stimulate a mild biodegradation, similar to composting, that attacks all dead organic material, including all petroleum based materials, such as fuels, pesticides, herbicides, and many other derivatives.
After the bacteria have consumed all the toxic materials, there is nothing left but the byproducts of the reaction, carbon dioxide, ash and water. Carbon dioxide and water feed the plants and the ash works as a soil amendment. Nature simply takes over from here, and the soil maintains its own health, like the contamination never happened.
The Condor LR – Land Reclaimer is mixed with water and then applied by a tank sprinkler or an injection system to the contaminated soil. If the soil has been deemed extremely contaminated, (nearly absent or very low on beneficial bacteria), additional indigenous bacteria can be introduced in order to jumpstart the process. Condor LR is able to clean up soils in 4-6 weeks, which would take months or even years using methods like excavation/incineration and aeration. Using Condor LR is safer, faster and more cost-effective than any other method currently available.
Condor LR – Land Reclaimer works well for soil contaminated by
- Complex hydrocarbons such as PAHs (Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons)
- EDTA (Ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid)
- Chlorinated hydrocarbons
- Dry cleaning chemicals
- Diesel fuels
- Other petroleum-based materials