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Main Title Movement of bacteria through soil and aquifer sand
Author Alexander, M. ; Wagenet, R. J. ; Baveye, P. C. ; Gannon, J. T. ; Mingelgrin, U.
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Author Title of a Work
Alexander, M.
CORP Author Cornell Univ., Ithaca, NY.;Robert S. Kerr Environmental Research Lab., Ada, OK.
Publisher Robert S. Kerr Environmental Research Laboratory, Office of Research and Development, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency ;
Year Published 1991
Report Number EPA/600/2-91/010; EPA-R-814487; PB91164277
Stock Number PB91-164277
OCLC Number 24476141
Subjects Bacteria ; Soil pollution ; Water, Underground--Pollution
Additional Subjects Biodeterioration ; Land pollution control ; Environmental transport ; Hazardous materials ; Biological treatment ; Microorganisms ; Waste disposal ; Water pollution control ; Remedial action ; Aquifers ; Potable water ; Bacteria ; Soil microbiology ; Cleanup operations
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EMBD  EPA/600/2-91/010 NRMRL/GWERD Library/Ada,OK 11/29/1991
NTIS  PB91-164277 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation vii, 35 p. : ill. ; 28 cm.
The transport of microorganisms in soils is of major importance for bioremediation of subsurface polluted zones. A procedure for evaluating the relative mobility and recovery of bacteria in the soil matrix was developed. Nineteen bacterial strains were selected that differed in their ability to be transported through soils. Measurements were made of sorption partition coefficient, hydrophobicity, net surface electrostatic charge, zeta potential, cell size, encapsulation, and flagellation of the cells. Only sorption and cell length were correlated with transport of the bacteria through soil. The breakthough curves for Pseudomonas sp. KL2 moving through a column packed with a sandy aquifer material were determined. Ionic strength of the inflowing solution, bacterial density, and velocity of water flow were found to have an effect on breakthrough.
"Number CR-814487" "EPA/600/2-91-010" "March 1991" PB91-164277 Includes bibliography: (p. 31-35).