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Remediation using trace element humate surfactant

United States Patent

August 30, 2016
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A method of remediation at a remediation site having one or more undesirable conditions in which one or more soil characteristics, preferably soil pH and/or elemental concentrations, are measured at a remediation site. A trace element humate surfactant composition is prepared comprising a humate solution, element solution and at least one surfactant. The prepared trace element humate surfactant composition is then dispensed onto the remediation site whereby the trace element humate surfactant composition will reduce the amount of undesirable compounds by promoting growth of native species activity. By promoting native species activity, remediation occurs quickly and environmental impact is minimal.
Riddle; Catherine Lynn (Idaho Falls, ID), Taylor; Steven Cheney (Ammon, ID), Bruhn; Debra Fox (Idaho Falls, ID)
U.S. Department of Energy (Washington, DC)
14/ 314,667
June 25, 2014
GOVERNMENT RIGHTS The U.S. Government has rights in this invention pursuant to Contract No. DE-AC07-05ID14517, between the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and the Battelle Energy Alliance.