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Remediation Using Trace Element Humate Surfactant

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Brookhaven National Laboratory

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Technology Marketing Summary

Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL) has created a novel method for remediating polluted and contaminated soils and wetlands by dispensing a prepared trace element humate surfactant composition. The trace element humate surfactant composition promotes the growth of native species at the identified site, thereby reducing the amount of undesirable conditions.

Description

1.    A method for remediating a remediation site comprises measuring one or more organic characteristics of the remediation site, where the organic characteristics includes at least one of humic acid concentration, humate salts concentration, fulvic acid concentration, and element concentrations. The method includes preparing a trace element humate surfactant composition that includes at least one organic characteristic approximately equal in percent concentration to the measured organic characteristic. The trace element humate surfactant composition includes 1) a humate solution comprising humic acid, fulvic acid, and humate salts; 2) an element solution comprising at least one of nitrogen, phosphorous, potassium, calcium, magnesium, chlorine, sodium, sulfur, manganese, copper, molybdenum, zinc and iron; and 3) at least one surfactant. The prepared trace element humate surfactant composition is dispensed onto the remediation site, such that the composition reduces the amount of the undesirable conditions at the remediation site which may cause damage by promoting the growth of at least one native species at the remediation site.

Benefits

Cost and improved functionality

Applications and Industries

 Corporations and governments remediation contaminated soils and wetlands

Patents and Patent Applications
ID Number
Title and Abstract
Primary Lab
Date
Patent 9,427,785
Patent
9,427,785
Remediation using trace element humate surfactant
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.
Idaho National Laboratory 08/30/2016
Issued
Technology Status
Technology IDDevelopment StageAvailabilityPublishedLast Updated
S-126,036PrototypeAvailable03/30/201703/30/2017

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To: Tim Harney<Timothy.Harney@science.doe.gov>