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Main Title Biotreatability of a Vadose Zone Soil Contaminated with Dioctyl Phthalate.
Author Kampbell, D. H.; Fine, D. D.; Anderson, J. W.;
CORP Author Robert S. Kerr Environmental Research Lab., Ada, OK. ;ManTech Environmental Technology, Inc., Ada, OK.
Publisher 1993
Year Published 1993
Report Number EPA/600/A-93/177;
Stock Number PB93-221950
Subjects Phthalates; Biological treatment; Soil contamination; Land pollution control; Biodegradation; Bacteria; In situ processing; Chemical reactions; Reprints; Dioctyl phthalate; Vadose zone; Bioremediation
Library   Call Number Additional Info Location Date Modified
NTIS PB93-221950 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. NTIS 11/22/1993
Collation 2p
Abstract Chemical spillage and waste disposal during 40 years of manufacturing vinyl wallcovering had contaminated portions of a field site with various organic chemicals, predominately xylene and dioctyl phthalate. Laboratory treatability studies were conducted on core samples obtained from the site. The objective was to determine whether natural biodegradation processes would remediate the site. Nine core samples were collected at three locations in 3-ft increments from site locations of low contamination, moderate contamination, and high contamination. Analysis of a nine-sample composite showed that 95 percent of organic compound contamination was dioctyl phthalate. All core samples contained sufficient nitrogen and phosphorus to support viable soil microbiological processes. Extrapolating from laboratory data rates and assuming ideal field conditions, the predicted total time to naturally cleanse the site to less than 10 ppm pthalate would be 3 years and 10 years, respectively, for the moderate and high contaminated areas. Biodegradation of dioctyl phthalate was enhanced by the presence of xylene in a separate microcosm study.
Supplementary Notes Pub. in EPA Symposium on Bioremediation of Hazardous Wastes: Research, Development and Field Evaluations, Abstracts, EPA/600/R-93/054. Prepared in cooperation with ManTech Environmental Technology, Inc., Ada, OK.
Title Annotations Reprint: Biotreatability of a Vadose Zone Soil Contaminated with Dioctyl Phthalate.
Category Codes 68C; 57K; 99F
NTIS Prices PC A01/MF A01
Primary Description 600/15
Document Type NT
Control Number 328019380
Cataloging Source NTIS/MT
Origin NTIS
Type CAT