Current Projects Include

Soil Remediation : Middle East

BioGenesis technology has been utilized in large-scale projects in the Middle East to remediate soils and sands saturated and contaminated with weathered crude oil.

Soil Remediation : Goose Bay, Newfoundland/Labrador, Canada

TANK FARM / HYDROCARBON SOIL REMEDIATION

BioGenesis has sold a plant and chemicals, and is supervising the operations, for the remediation of soil contaminated by hydrocarbon leakage at a tank farm. After exhaustive lab analysis and pilot testing at its facility in Milwaukee, the company was able to propose a solution that was very competitive for the client versus traditional methods. The plant operates at 40 tons per hour.

Soil Remediation : Goose Bay, Newfoundland/Labrador, Canada

PCB CONTAMINATED SOIL REMEDIATION

In early 2017, BioGenesis began design, construction and delivery of a plant for remediation of PCB contaminated soil. The company will own and operate the plant for the client, with operations scheduled to begin in late Spring and be completed late Summer this year. The plant is designed for treatment of 40 tons per hour.

Mobile Units Treatment System : Baytown, Texas

In January 2017, BioGenesis began pilot testing of its Mobile prototype for the remediation of various wastes generated from oil & gas exploration, transportation and refining. These wastes include drill cuttings, tank bottoms and drilling mud, among others.

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From these wastes the mobile unit will demonstrate its capabilities to generate clean solids and water, and recover oil for further refining and/or re-use.  The pilot unit is capable of demonstrating at one to five tons per hour on a continuous basis. This approach meets a market need for mobile units that can be delivered to the cleanup site, eliminating the cost and potential spills associated with trucking the material.

Past Projects Highlights Include

Oilfield Remediation : Pine Bend Refinery, St. Paul, MN

In 1992, BioGenesis conducted remediation of soil contaminated with crude oil soil in Pine Bend Refinery, St. Paul, MN – Koch Industries. BioGenesis constructed and operated a full-scale soil washing facility to clean crude oil contaminated sandy soil from refinery operations

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A total of 3,800 tons of soil was decontaminated. The achieved objective was to reduce the TPH contamination to less than 3,000 mg/kg by washing, and to less than 2,000 mg/kg following residual biodegradation caused by the specialized chemicals used.

(Superfund Innovative Technology Evaluation Report, EPA540/ R-93/510.)

Sediment Decontamination : Venice, Italy

In the winter of 2003/04, BioGenesis performed a pilot demonstration project for the Venice Port Authority in Venice, Italy on approximately 330 cubic meters of contaminated sediment dredged from four locations in the canals in Porto Marghera.

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Full-scale core processing equipment was utilized in this demonstration project.

The objectives were to assess the ability of the BioGenesis Sediment Contamination Process to:

  • achieve decontamination of sediment that would meet the Italian non-residential soil criteria.
  • determine design criteria and costs for a full scale facility.
  • explore potential beneficial use products for the decontaminated sediment.

These objectives were achieved, showing that the technology meets the sediment treatment requirements of the Port Authority of Venice on a technical, engineering, and cost basis.

The following specific conclusions have been drawn from the data:

  • The BioGenesis Sediment Decontamination Technology effectively reduces the overall concentrations of metals and organic materials in the sediment from the Lagoon of Venice and can achieve the stated project clean up goals.
  • The treated sediments appear to be suitable for beneficial use in brick manufacturing.

The results of the Venice Pilot Scale project are compiled in the report, Technical Report, Pilot Demonstration Project of the BioGenesis Sediment Decontamination Process, Autorita Portuale di Venezia, BioGenesis Italia, LLC, April 2005.

Sediment Decontamination : New Jersey Harbor

BioGenesis performed a full-scale demonstration of the BioGenesis Sediment Decontamination Technology under contract to the New Jersey Department of Transportation, Office of Maritime Resources and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

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Approximately 15,000 cubic yards of dredged material from three sources in the New York/New Jersey Harbor (Raritan River, Arthur Kill, and the Lower Passaic River) were decontaminated and beneficially used during the project. The full-scale BioGenesis demonstration facility was operated at a processing rate of 250,000 cubic yards per year and included all components of a commercial-scale facility including sediment offloading, upfront storage, decontamination and wastewater treatment. Analytical results for samples collected of the manufactured topsoil produced from the decontaminated sediment showed the material passes the current New Jersey Residential Soil Cleanup Standards (NJDEP, 2008).

“Out of 150 technology vendors.. BioGenesis was the only decontamination vendor to successfully complete their pilot under the USEPA / WRDA decontamination program, and was successful at showing the potential for this technology to process more dredged material than any of the other technologies tested” –  New Jersey Department of Transportation

The results of the Full-Scale Demonstration are described in the final report, Demonstration Testing and Full-Scale Operation of the BioGenesis Sediment Decontamination Process, Final Report, BioGenesis Enterprises, Inc., December 2009.

Sediment Decontamination : Thunder Bay Harbor, Ontario, Canada

In 1993, under the Canadian Wastewater Technology Centre, the BioGenesis Sediment Decontamination Technology was tested on sediment from Thunder Bay Harbor, Ontario, Canada.

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The sediment was primarily silt with some clay and was contaminated with high concentrations of polyaromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs).  The results of this study proved that the BioGenesis Collision Chamber is effective for the decontamination of fine grain sediment particles.
[Final Report, Bench-Scale Studies of Thunder Bay Harbor Sediment, BioGenesis Sediment Washing Process, BioGenesis Enterprises, Inc., August 1993, and Great Lakes 2000 Clean Up Fund, Contaminated Sediment Treatment Technology Program (CoSTTeP) Final Report, Environment Canada, 2000]

Sediment Decontamination : Kai Tak Approach Channel, Hong Kong

In 2002, bench-scale treatability testing of the BioGenesis Sediment Decontamination Process was performed on sediment from the Kai Tak Approach Channel in Hong Kong. The purpose was to evaluate the technology for use in reclamation projects.

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The purpose was to evaluate the technology for use in reclamation projects with sediments impacted by high organic content, various dissolved metals and organic micro-pollutants. The results achieved during the treatability tests showed that, for both organic and inorganic contaminants, all post treatment levels were below the regulatory levels.

[Report of Ex-Situ Bench-Scale Treatability Testing of Sediments Using BioGenesis Sediment Washing Technology, Agreement No. CE 43/2000 (CE), South East Kowloon Development, Kai Tak Approach Channel Reclamation, BioGenesis Enterprises, Inc., August 2002]

Sediment Decontamination : NamDong Retardation Basin, South Korea

In 2008, BioGenesis performed bench-scale treatabililty tests on sediment from the NamDong Retardation Basin in Incheon City, located in an industrial area where storm water runoff causes settling of sediment and debris prior to discharge into the West Sea.

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The sediment tested was primarily sand to clay silt with elevated levels of total petroleum hydrocarbons (TPH) and heavy metals. The bench-scale treatability study showed that the BioGenesis Sediment Decontamination Technology could successfully decontaminate the NamDong Retardation Basin sediment to meet the regulatory criteria.

[Bench-Scale Treatability Study Report, Biogenesis Sediment Washing Technology, NamDong Retardation Basin, Incheon City, South Korea, BioGenesis Enterprises, Inc., October 2008.]