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Main Title Approach to bioremediation of contaminated soil /
Author Sims, Judith L.
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Author Title of a Work
Sims, R. C.
Matthews, John E., 1937-
Publisher Mary Ann Liebert,
Year Published 1990
Report Number EPA/600/J-90/203
Stock Number PB91-116152
OCLC Number 26995497
Subjects Soil pollution.
Additional Subjects Organic compounds ; Soils ; Ground water ; Water pollution ; Soil microorganisms ; Fertilizing ; Cultivation ; pH ; Moisture control ; Sites ; Design ; Utah ; Reprints ; Bioremediation ; Vadose zone
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EJBD ARCHIVE EPA 600-J-90-203 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 03/19/2012
NTIS  PB91-116152 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 01/01/1988
Collation p. 117-149 : ill. ; 26 cm.
Biological processes, including microbial degradation, have been identified as critical mechanisms for attenuating organic contaminants during transit through the vadose zone to the groundwater. On-site soil remedial measures using biological processes can reduce or eliminate groundwater contamination, thus reducing the need for extensive groundwater monitoring and treatment requirements. On-site remedial systems that utilize the soil as the treatment system accomplish treatment by using naturally occurring microorganisms to treat the contaminants. Treatment often may be enhanced by a variety of physical/chemical methods, such as fertilization, tilling, soil pH adjustment, moisture control, etc. The development of a bioremediation program for a specific contaminated soil system includes: (1) a thorough site/soil/waste characterization; (2) treatability studies; and (3) design and implementation of the bioremediation plan.
Includes bibliographical references. From Hazardous waste & hazardous materials, v. 7, no. 2, 1990, Mary Ann Liebert, Inc., Publishers. Caption title. "Nov 90"--Cover. Photocopy. "EPA/600/J-90/203." "PB91-116152."