Microorganisms – The Key to Soil Restoration
Sentinel Applications – Microbial Remediation
Environmental remediation is the removal of pollution or contaminants from water (both ground water and surface water) and soil. These waste products are removed for the protection of human health, as well as to restore the environment.
Bioremediation is the use of microorganisms to remove pollutants from the soil or water. This is done either by treating contaminated materials at the site or by removing contaminated materials that are then treated elsewhere. Different microorganisms are used to remove contaminants and are usually uniquely suited for certain types of chemicals. Among these microorganisms may be fungi and bacteria. Bioremediation is in common use for oil spills, because microorganisms are extremely effective in breaking down many of the chemicals found in oil. This technique is often much less expensive than other technologies and is also considered more environmentally friendly.
Sentinel’s microbial technology platform delivers results that demonstrate sustained performance for native plant growth where drastically disturbed soils, sterile or mineral-imbalanced soils, high-salt soils and erosion are significant challenges. Microbial biodiversity is the key to promoting new soil restoration for long term balance and sustainability.