A Contained Simulation of Field Application of Genetically Engineered Microorganisms (Gems) for the Bioremediation of PCB Contaminated Soils

EPA Grant Number: R825540C004
Subproject: this is subproject number 004 , established and managed by the Center Director under grant R825540
(EPA does not fund or establish subprojects; EPA awards and manages the overall grant for this center).

Center: HSRC (1989) - Great Lakes/Mid Atlantic HSRC
Center Director: Hunter, Ray
Title: A Contained Simulation of Field Application of Genetically Engineered Microorganisms (Gems) for the Bioremediation of PCB Contaminated Soils
Investigators: Tharakan, John , Liou, Raycharn , Martin, Edward , Quensen, John , Tiedje, James M. , Tsoi, Tamara V.
Institution: Howard University , Michigan State University
EPA Project Officer: Hahn, Intaek
Project Period:    
RFA: Hazardous Substance Research Centers - HSRC (1989) RFA Text |  Recipients Lists
Research Category: Hazardous Substance Research Centers , Land and Waste Management

Objective:

Project goals include: i) undertaking the cometabolic biotransformation of PCBs in soil from contaminated sites using genetically engineered microbes; ii) design, construct and operate a tilled soil bioreactor (BTSR) to simulate in situ field bioremediation using inoculated organisms in a cycling anaerobic/aerobic bioprocess mode for the biodegradation of PCBs; iii) utilize results from previously funded GLMAC-HSRC projects (using bioaugmentation with various cosubstrates (J.Tharakan's laboratory) and on using engineered PCB congener degrading strains (J.Tiedje's laboratory) for a contained laboratory simulation of field use of these GEMs for PCB bioremediation; and, iv) investigate the biotransformation of the PCBs in contaminated site soil under sequential anaerobic and aerobic conditions in the BTSR.

Publications and Presentations:

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Journal Articles:

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Supplemental Keywords:

RFA, Scientific Discipline, INTERNATIONAL COOPERATION, Waste, Water, TREATMENT/CONTROL, Chemical Engineering, Contaminated Sediments, Environmental Chemistry, Treatment Technologies, Hazardous Waste, Bioremediation, Ecology and Ecosystems, Hazardous, Environmental Engineering, sequestration, genetically engineered microorganisms, contaminant transport, in situ remediation, fate and transport , bioavailability, biodegradation, contaminated sediment, kinetic studies, contaminated soil, membrane processes, bioremediation of soils, contaminants in soil, groundwater remediation, in-situ bioremediation, PCB, contaminated groundwater, environmentally acceptable endpoints, hazardous organic compounds, bioacummulation, bioaccumulation, alternative endpoints, contaminated soils

Progress and Final Reports:

  • 2000 Progress Report
  • Final

  • Main Center Abstract and Reports:

    R825540    HSRC (1989) - Great Lakes/Mid Atlantic HSRC

    Subprojects under this Center: (EPA does not fund or establish subprojects; EPA awards and manages the overall grant for this center).
    R825540C001 Development and Verification of A Molecular Modeling Approach for Predicting the Sequestration and Bioavailability/Biotoxicity Reduction of Organic Contaminants by Soils and Sediments
    R825540C002 Molecular Modeling of Hydrophobic Organic Contaminants Uptake and Sequestration by Soil Organic Matter
    R825540C003 The Use of Microfiltration and Ultrafiltration Membranes for the Separation, Recovery, and Reuse of Surfactant/Contaminant Solutions
    R825540C004 A Contained Simulation of Field Application of Genetically Engineered Microorganisms (Gems) for the Bioremediation of PCB Contaminated Soils