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Main Title Enhanced bioremediation utilizing hydrogen peroxide as a supplemental source of oxygen : a laboratory and field study /
Author Huling, Scott G. ; Bledsoe, B. E. ; White, M. V.
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Bledsoe, Bert E.
White, Mark V.
CORP Author Robert S. Kerr Environmental Research Lab., Ada, OK. ;NSI Technology Services Corp., Ada, OK.
Publisher Robert S. Kerr Environmental Research Laboratory, Office of Research and Development, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency,
Year Published 1990
Report Number EPA/600/2-90/006
Stock Number PB90-183435
OCLC Number 21516965
Subjects Hazardous waste sites--Cleaning--Experiments ; Hydrogen peroxide--Biodegradation--Experiments
Additional Subjects Gasoline ; Hydrogen peroxide ; Oxygen ; Graphs(Charts) ; Ground water ; Tables(Data) ; Water pollution ; Tests ; Toxicity ; Decomposition ; Gas spills ; Bioremediation ; Soil contamination ; Cleanup
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EJED  EPA-600/2-90/006 OCSPP Chemical Library/Washington,DC 02/22/1992
EKBD  EPA-600/2-90-006 Research Triangle Park Library/RTP, NC 02/09/2009
ELBD ARCHIVE EPA 600-2-90-006 Received from HQ AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 10/04/2023 DISPERSAL
EMBD  EPA/600/2-90/006 NRMRL/GWERD Library/Ada,OK 09/29/1995
ESAD  EPA 600-2-90-006 Region 10 Library/Seattle,WA 02/11/2000
NTIS  PB90-183435 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation viii, 48 p. : ill., map ; 28 cm.
Laboratory and field scale studies were conducted to investigate the feasibility of using hydrogen peroxide as a supplemental source of oxygen for bioremediation of an aviation gasoline fuel spill. Field samples of aviation gasoline contaminated aquifer material were artificially enhanced with nutrients to promote microbiological degradation of fuel carbon in a laboratory column experiment. The rapid rate of hydrogen peroxide decomposition at 100 mg/l resulted in the production of oxygen gas. An oxygen mass balance indicated that approximately 44% and 45% of the influent oxygen was recovered in aqueous and gaseous phases respectively. Reduced rates of oxygen consumption during this period indicated that microbial inhibition may have occurred. Ground-water data from the enhanced in-situ bioremediation pilot field study indicates that hydrogen peroxide successfully increased the concentration of available oxygen downgradient. In the study, however, it was observed that there was a measurable increase of oxygen in the soil gas area where hydrogen peroxide was injected. This indicated that a significant fraction of hydrogen peroxide rapidly decomposed to oxygen gas and escaped into the unsaturated zone.
Shipping list no.: 90-219-P. "February 1990." Includes bibliographical references (p. 32-35). "EPA/600/2-90/006."