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Main Title Bioremediation of contaminated surface soils /
Author Sims, J. L. ; Matthews, J. E.
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Author Title of a Work
Sims, J. L.
Sims, R. C.
Matthews, J. E.
CORP Author Robert S. Kerr Environmental Research Lab., Ada, OK. ;Dynamac Corp., Ada, OK. ;Utah State Univ., Logan.
Publisher U.S. Environmental Protection Agency,
Year Published 1989
Report Number EPA/600/9-89/073
Stock Number PB90-164047
OCLC Number 21377690
Subjects Hazardous wastes.
Additional Subjects Soils ; Microorganisms control(Water) ; Water pollution control ; Ground water ; Contamination ; Monitoring ; Fertilizing ; Cultivation ; pH ; Soil water ; Organic compounds ; Waste treatment ; Clean up
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EJBD ARCHIVE EPA 600-9-89-073 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 10/28/2013
EJBD  EPA 600-9-89-073 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 01/28/2014
EKCD  EPA/600/9-89/073 CEMM/GEMMD Library/Gulf Breeze,FL 09/25/2018
EMBD  EPA/600/9-89/073 NRMRL/GWERD Library/Ada,OK 02/22/1992
ERAD  EPA 600/9-89-073 Region 9 Library/San Francisco,CA 11/15/2012
ESAD  EPA 600-9-89-073 Region 10 Library/Seattle,WA 03/23/2010
NTIS  PB90-164047 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 01/01/1988
Collation iii, 23 pages
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. Biological remediation of soils contaminated with organic chemicals has been demonstrated to be an alternative treatment technology that can often meet the goal of achieving a permanent clean-up remedy at hazardous waste sites.
"Robert S. Kerr Environmental Research Laboratory." "August 1989." "EPA/600/9-89/073." Includes bibliographical references (pages 20-23).