Technology offer : Biotreatment of contaminated soils via a new culture of anaerobic mesophilic bacteria

Technology's description

So far, the known method to biologically eliminate pollutants in a sediment, soil or affluent may not be as efficient and eco-friendly as it is usually required.

The present invention relates to a process for the co-culture of a particularly resistant bacterium of the Mesotoga lineage and at least one hydrogenotrophic sulfato-reducing bacterium. This invention is proved to be a method of heavy metals contaminated sediment treatment. 

This specific culture of bacteria is particularly efficient in the treatment of phosphogypsum, an industrial waste formed during the production of phosphate fertilizer by treating apatite and phosphorite with sulfuric acid. Those gypsum are can be toxic, radioactive and hazardous for the environment. Furthermore, Phosphogypsum are toxic for common bacteria. 

The proposed treatment can be performed with temperatures ranging from 25C to 55C and particularly from 30C to 40C. The receptor element can be Sulfur or heavy metals (As, Cd, Co, Cr, Cu, Hg, Mn, Ni, Pb, Sn or Tl). The donor element can be of several forms (such as Lactate, Fructose, Chlorophenolic). 



Advantages

  • High treatement performance with simple implementation
  • Large range of metals detoxification
  • Ecological process
  • High resistance to metal contamination
  • Cost efficient comparing to other methods
Ref : OT-00067

Area of activity : ENVIRONMENT

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Industrial applications

  • Soil & industrial effluent treatments - Bioremediation.

Intellectual property

  • Patent

Technology transfer

  • Co-development with licensing agreement
  • License

CONTACT


Lionel TROUILLEUX
Business developer

lionel.trouilleux@cvt-sud.fr
P: +33(0)4 91 99 94 43