Treatable Contaminants

Petroleum Hydrocarbons & Chlorinated Solvents Remediation

Choosing the right remediation treatment for your site will depend upon any number of variables. ETEC has prepared the following table of common contaminants to help determine the correct treatment option. If you have a contaminant not listed in the table, please contact us for more information.

Contaminant Aerobic Bio-
remediation
Anaerobic Bio-
remediation
Surfactant Flushing Chemical Oxidation Land
farming
Petroleum Hydrocarbons
Gasoline x n/a x x x
Diesel x n/a x x x
Heating Oil x n/a x x x
Benzene x n/a x x x
BTEX x n/a x x x
MTBE x n/a x x x
Naphthalene(s) x n/a x x x
Trimethylbenzene x n/a x x x
Polyaromatic Hydrocarbons (PAHs) x n/a x x x
Chlorinated Solvents & Compounds
PCE - Perchloroethylene n/a x x permanganate x
TCE - Trichloroethylene n/a x x permanganate x
DCE - dichloroethylene x x n/a x x
VC - vinyl chloride x x n/a x x
TCA - trichloroethane x x n/a x x
DCA - dichloroethane x x n/a x x
Carbontetrachloride x x n/a x x
Chloroform x x n/a x x
Pentachlorophenol n/a x x x x
Pesticides x x x x x
Inorganic Compounds
Chromium n/a x n/a n/a x
Nitrate-nitrogen n/a x n/a n/a x
Perchlorate n/a x n/a n/a x