Bioremediation technology for cleaning-up of the soil contaminated with creosote oil – the overall concept of BIOREM project
M Sydow, J Zabielska-Matejuk, A Stangierska
The aim of the communication paper is to present the conceptual framework of the BIOREM project, which started in May 2019. The final result of the entire project will be an innovative bioremediation technology that can be used in areas contaminated with creosote oil – a commonly used wood preservative being a complex mixture of various compounds such as polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs). The creosote oil and its components are very effective towards white-rot fungi decomposing wood, but on the other hand, are extremally toxic to plants, animals and human. Therefore, it is important to provide an effective and cheap technology of cleaning-up of the soil environment from the creosote oil. The bioremediation technology, which will be designed during the course of the project, will be based on innovative combination of bacterial and fungal biopreparations with the addition of enzyme preparations. The technology will be first implemented at the polluted area of railway sleeper treating plant located in Koźmin Wielkopolski (Poland) and then made available on the market for other companies dealing with the pollution of grounds with creosote oil.