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Main Title BIOPLUME II : computer model of two-dimensional contaminant transport under the influence of oxygen limited biodegradation in ground water /
Author Rifai, H. S. ; Bedient, P. B. ; Borden, R. C. ; Haasbeek, J. F. ;
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Rifai, H. S.
CORP Author Oklahoma Univ., Norman. Environmental and Ground Water Inst. ;North Carolina State Univ. at Raleigh. Dept. of Civil Engineering.;Robert S. Kerr Environmental Research Lab., Ada, OK.
Publisher U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Center for Environmental Research Information,
Year Published 1989
Report Number EPA/600-S8-88-093; PB89151120
Stock Number PB-89-151120
OCLC Number 22377497
Subjects Groundwater flow--Computer simulation ; Groundwater--Pollution--Computer simulation ; Organic compounds--Biodegradation--Computer simulation
Additional Subjects Aerobic processes ; Anaerobic processes ; Ground water ; Contamination ; Solutes ; Hydrocarbons ; Oxygen ; Documentation ; Computer programs ; Biodegradation
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EJBD  EPA 600-S8-88-093 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 05/29/2018
ELBD ARCHIVE EPA 600-S8-88-093 In Binder Received from HQ AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 10/04/2023
ELBD RPS EPA 600-S8-88-093 repository copy AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 10/17/2014
NTIS  PB89-151120 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 5 pages : illustration ; 28 cm.
The manual presents a two-dimensional computer model, BIOPLUME II, that simulates the transport of dissolved hydrocarbons under the influence of oxygen-limited biodegradation. BIOPLUME II also simulates reaeration and anaerobic biodegradation as a first order decay in hydrocarbon concentrations. The model is based on the USGS solute transport two-dimensional code (Konikow and Bredehoeft, 1978). The model computes the changes in concentration over time due to convection, dispersion, mixing, and biodegradation. The same numerical techniques that are used in the USGS code are maintained in BIOPLUME II. BIOPLUME II solves the solute transport equation twice: once for hydrocarbon and once for oxygen. As a result, two plumes are computed at every time step. The model assumes an instantaneous reaction between oxygen and hydrocarbon to simulate biodegradation processes. The model is extremely versatile in that it can be used to simulate natural biodegradation processes, retarded plumes, and in-situ biorestoration schemes. BIOPLUME II allows injection wells to be specified as oxygen sources into a contaminated aquifer. This means that alternate methods for aquifer reclamation can be investigated to design the most economically feasible scheme.
Project summary. "Feb. 1989." "EPA/600-S8-88-093."