Oil Clean-up - Break
Down of Petroleum Hydrocarbons
A tractor repair facility uses a 600-gallon recirculating oil/water separator and steam
cleaner system to pressure wash tractors. Oily wastewater determined to be hazardous
collects in the separator system. BioWorldŽ Liquid Optimizer and Hydrocarbon Digesting
Microbes were added to treat oil. After three days, breakdown and digestion of the
petroleum hydrocarbons was apparent. On-going weekly treatments continued to digest the
oily waste into non-hazardous substances.