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GK-IT Environmental Services is offering risk-averting solutions, particularly for hydrocarbon-contaminated soils.

Bioremediation in the petrochemical sectorGK-IT Environmental Services offers a total ‘on-site’ solution premised on returning contaminated soil to its original pristine condition.

In response to increasingly stringent environmental legislation, combined with the need to preserve topsoil and prevent landfills from filling up too quickly, GK-IT Environmental Services, a local leader in bioremediation and environmental products, is offering risk averting solutions, particularly for hydrocarbon-contaminated soils in the petrochemical and oil refinery sectors.

Focusing on the bioremediation of hydrocarbon-contaminated soils, director Chris Cooper explains that organic compounds in the gasoline and diesel range can be degraded to levels below 100 ppm using its products. In addition, volatile, semi-volatile, and polyaromatic hydrocarbons can be degraded to below 50 ppb (parts per billion).

“We are focusing on the petrochemical and oil refinery sectors as potential growth areas, as there is a considerable risk of spillage and contamination there. The traditional approach to contaminated soil has been a simple ‘dig-and-dump’ approach, which involves physically removing and transporting the material to a toxic landfill site. This not only incurs hazardous-transportation costs, but also poses a major environmental risk whilst on route,” Cooper explains.

GK-IT Environmental Services offers a total ‘on-site’ solution premised on returning contaminated soil to its original pristine condition, a process that normally takes ten to 12 weeks. “The fact that we are such a small, focused company means we are so much more flexible in terms of our response times. Having said that, we have nevertheless been involved with some of the biggest bioremediation projects ever undertaken in South Africa, directly or via distributors,” Cooper notes.

Services offered encompass input on the construction and licensing of bioremediation facilities; the bioremediation of contaminated soil and separator sludges; 24/7 onsite spill response; specialised industrial cleaning; high-pressure cleaning; oil collection; and small volume hazardous-waste handling.

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