Vilanova i la Geltrú

Treatment in the port

Decontamination of a controlled gasoline disposal in the port of Vilanova i la Geltrú through bioremediation


The General Directorate of Ports of the Generalitat of Catalonia, commissioned a bioremediation test for the elimination of diesel on port waters.

The test was carried out in the port of Vilanova i la Geltrú. In order to carry out the test, a water plot of about 100m2 was delimited in a dock by oceanic barriers. A quantity of diesel oil was poured over it. At the same time in another area of the port, a lesser flotation ring was built and diesel oil was poured without treatment. This allowed us to observe the differences between one treated area and the other untreated.


The analytical samples taken 24 hours after inoculation, gave no contamination.

Photo gallery of the Bioremediation process