Natural attenuation

Bench tests can indicate if natural attenuation is a viable remediation strategy at a client’s site. Monitored natural attenuation is a fairly novel concept, though technologically it is the simplest form of bioremediation. If bench tests determine that contaminant levels are decreasing without any intervention, there is a case to remediate the site using monitored natural attenuation. A detailed initial hydrogeological characterisation of the site is then required to validate the strategy. Following approval, periodic analysis of contaminant levels and optional additional tests such as microbial identification and quantification will suffice to clean up the site. Novorem can perform the initial bench tests and provide a case for natural attenuation at your site. We can also conduct the periodic site monitoring required for your natural attenuation strategy.