Bio-reparation of contaminated soils is a worldwide diffused procedure. Petroleum wastes like oil spills, tank bottom sludge, etc., have been bio-repared and mitigated with the help of many systems available on the market around the world. The bio-reparation techniques have been successfully used to restore hydrocarbon contaminated soils. However, all the main commercial systems use lab nurtured microbes for bio-reparation.

The STEPS bioremediation process is entirely different and the process does not use any lab grown or cultured micro-organisms. STEPS takes into account that earth is full of microbes of every standard and form. Mother earth has the innate ability to remediate on its own the damages created by mankind. However, the natural remediation process is very long. After years of study, research and observation, STEPS engineers understood natural remediation process and this knowledge helped them to develop a system which uses the naturally occurring native microbes of a particular area to remediate the damages caused by hydrocarbon, petro-chemical and other hazardous wastes. Having understood this natural enzymatic process, STEPS began the use of surfactants, whose process is very similar to the natural microbes secretion. These water soluble bio-enzymes are diluted to the required concentrations and sprayed over the contaminated soil or petroleum waste. The bio-enzymes thus sprayed split the hydrocarbons or petro-chemical waste into molecules that will be then encircled and encapsulated by water bearing enzyme rings. It is also worth noting that in many cases, along with hydrocarbons and contaminants, a marked reduction in heavy metals takes place. Non-microbial bio-reparation is a process of Oily Sludge biodegradation.

The environment friendly, biodegradable water soluble bio-enzyme used, assists in breaking the long chains of the oily sludge hydrocarbon by a process of encapsulation at molecular level. ENCAPSOL, special bio-enzyme solution, is an excellent encapsulating agent which will not let the hydrocarbons to leech into the soil. ENCAPSOL, diluted in water and sprayed on sludge, will bring the hydrocarbon content much below the disposal limits normally within 4 weeks!