Raleigh, NC, September 27, 2009 --(PR.com
)-- EOS Remediation, LLC, a developer and manufacturer of advanced technologies for groundwater restoration, announced that the Australian Patent Office (IP Australia) has awarded a patent to Solutions-IES. This patent, AU # 782548, is for groundwater bioremediation using emulsified oils. EOS Remediation is Solutions-IES’ exclusive licensee for this technology.
A competitor challenged Solutions-IES’ application. “Clearly, the issuance of our patent by IP Australia vindicates our position that the intellectual property disclosed is novel and non-obvious. This patent supports EOS Remediation’s extensive base of intellectual property,” said Gary Birk, Director of Marketing and Sales for EOS Remediation. “Securing our first patent in Australia gives substantial support to our research and applications since we have similar patents in the U.S. and E.U.”
The use of emulsified oils, specifically EOS®, for groundwater bioremediation is a significant advancement in the treatment of groundwater contaminated with chlorinated solvents, energetic materials, nitrates, oxidized heavy metals, and radionuclides. The proven EOS® Technology substantially reduces the cost to restore contaminated aquifers.
EOS Remediation uses sustainable green chemistry in its family of groundwater bioremediation products. The addition of emulsified vegetable oils provides food for the microorganisms and stimulates biodegradation activity. The EOS® Technology has successfully turned land once deemed unusable into productive and safe real estate. Since first invented by Dr. Robert C. "Bob" Borden, P.E. in 1999, millions of pounds of EOS® have been successfully applied at sites throughout the world.