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Main Title Microbial Removal of Halogenated Methanes, Ethanes, and Ethylenes in an Aerobic Soil Exposed to Methane. (Journal Version).
Author Henson, J. M. ; Yates, M. V. ; Cochran, J. W. ; Shackleford, D. L. ;
CORP Author Robert S. Kerr Environmental Research Lab., Ada, OK. ;Northrop Services, Inc., Ada, OK. ;Oklahoma Univ., Norman. Dept. of Botany and Microbiology.
Publisher c1988
Year Published 1988
Report Number EPA/600/J-88/066;
Stock Number PB89-103196
Additional Subjects Water pollution ; Chlorohydrocarbons ; Soil microbiology ; Drinking water ; Methane ; Contaminants ; Water purification ; Soils ; Water treatment ; Ground water ; Water quality ; Aerobic metabolism ;
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NTIS  PB89-103196 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
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Contamination of ground water with halogenated aliphatic hydrocarbons threatens the source of drinking water. To study microbial processes that may enhance the removal of these compounds, Lincoln fine sand was exposed to an atmosphere containing methane (4%) to enrich microorganisms capable of growth on the gaseous hydrocarbon. Removal of dichloromethane, trans-1,2-dichloroethylene, chloroform, 1,2-dichloroethane, trichloroethylene, and 1,1,1-trichloroethane was significantly different in methane-enriched soil compared to non-enriched soil (ANOVA, 95% significance level). Tetrachloroethylene was not removed. Autoclaving the methane-enriched soil inhibited completely the removal of all the compounds. These results suggest that methane stimulation of microbial communities may be an alternative treatment technology for bioremediation of contaminated subsurface soils and ground water. (Copyright (c) Federation of European Microbiological Societies 1988.)