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Enhance Physical Recovery through Temporary Desorption of Adsorbed Contaminants


  • Designed for use in conjunction with existing or proposed physical recovery systems
  • Temporarily desorbed soil-bound contamination to significantly increase mass removal via the recovery system
  • Reduces the contaminant mass adsorbed to the soils, which would otherwise provide an ongoing secondary source
  • Avoids groundwater concentration rebound on switch-off of abstraction system
  • Reduces period of recovery system operation through improved efficiency
  • Rapid action that works within days of application
  • Inorganic composition avoids the problematic residual carbon-loading associated with surfactant flushing
  • Unique product chemistry that is proven and highly effective on petroleum hydrocarbon contamination and other organic contaminants

How it Works

PetroCleanze is a two-part reagent consisting of purposefully enhanced, detergent-like properties which significantly increase the desorption rates of hydrocarbons bound in saturated soils. Once the hydrocarbons are liberated into the dissolved-phase, they are more readily available for removal using a range of enhanced recovery techniques. PetroCleanze is designed to increase the viability and efficiency of enhanced recovery techniques, such as dual-phase extraction, vacuum enhanced extraction and pump and treat systems.

Achieve Significant Mass Removal

By using PetroCleanze to remove soil-bound contaminant mass, ongoing desorption is significantly reduced, making it possible to clean up heavily impacted sites much faster and more cost-effectively, avoid rebounding concentrations after switch off and making follow-on (enhanced) attenuation more efficient.

In cases where significant contaminant mass removal is required, multiple injections of PetroCleanze followed by multiple contaminant extraction events can be completed.

Target Contaminants:

Petroleum Hydrocarbons

  • Benzene, Toluene, Ethylbenzene and Zylene (BTEX)
  • Gasoline Range Organics (GRO) (C6-C10-12)
  • Diesel Range Organics (DRO) (C8-12-C24-26)
  • Oil Range Organics (ORO) (C22-32)
  • Creosote (coal tar)
  • Methyl-Tertiary Butyl Ether (MTBE)
  • Tert-Butyl Alcohol (TBA)
  • cis-1,2 Dichloroethene (DCE)
  • Vinyl chloride (VC)

For a complete listing of treatable contaminants please visit our Range of Treatable Contaminants Page.

Typical Soil and Groundwater Remediation Application Methods:


  • Permanent injection/extraction wells
  • Direct-push injection points

Enhanced recovery techniques:

  • Multi-phase extraction
  • Vacuum enhanced extraction
  • Pump and treat systems

Next Steps:

  • If you currently have a project and need a remediation solution now, visit our Request a design page.
  • Have questions or want to explore some ideas? Contact Us to get in touch with a local representative.
  • Did you know? PetroCleanze is an evolution of our widely used RegenOx® in situ chemical oxidation (ISCO) technology.