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A Growing Need
Eutrophication, often caused by human water pollution, is the concentrated increase of phosphorus, nitrogen and other plant nutrients in an aging aquatic ecosystem, such as a lake, reducing the dissolved oxygen. High concentrations of algae and microscopic organisms typically develop on the surface, blocking light penetration and oxygen absorption necessary for underwater life. It is one of the most common water-quality management problems of lakes and reservoirs all over the world.
It’s estimated the following breakdown of lakes are eutrophic:
in North America
in South America
Petroleum is one of the most utilized energy resources and a central raw material of the chemical industry. Oil spills during exploration, transportation, and refining, can cause some environmental problems to soil and groundwater. Used and abandoned sites contain soils contaminated by petroleum hydrocarbons as a result of spills and leaks during the years of industrial activities at the site.
of spills reached
of spills entered surface water
* Of the 457 spills studied by the EPA from 2006-2012
What is Oxynova ?
Oxynova® is a highly concentrated powder comprised of high-grade beneficial bacteria, enzymes, and probiotics combined with organic catalysts to break down organic matter. Oxynova is a dynamic product with a wide variety of cost-saving and labor-reducing applications in environmental bioremediation.
Petroleum Case Study
reduction in total
* Colombia in vivo trial with Ecopetrol
** Venezuela in vivo trial. Typical bioremediation length: 8-9 months; with Oxynova® about 75 days.