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Main Title Intrinsic Bioattenuation for Subsurface Restoration.
Author Wilson, J. T. ; Rifai, H. S. ; Ward, C. H. ; Borden, R. C. ;
CORP Author National Risk Management Research Lab., Ada, OK. Subsurfaces Protection and Remediation Div. ;Rice Univ., Houston, TX. ;North Carolina State Univ. at Raleigh.;American Petroleum Inst., Washington, DC.
Publisher 1995
Year Published 1995
Report Number EPA/600/A-95/112; API-GW-25A-0400-38;
Stock Number PB95-274213
Additional Subjects Bioremediation ; Groundwater ; Contaminants ; Advection ; Dispersion ; Sorption ; Transformation ; Intrinsic remediation ; Intrinsic bioattenuation
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Collation 42p
Intrinsic bioattenuation has recently evolved as a viable remediation alternative at a number of sites where the risk of exposure to contaminants is within acceptable standards. Important mechanisms controlling the instrinsic bioattenuation include advection, dispersion, sorption, dissolution from a residual source, and abiotic and biological transformations. Since intrinsic bioattenuation is a plume management strategy, it requires characterizing and monitoring these processes. Intrinsic bioattenuation involves an assessment of risks to public health and the environment, and consequently requires prediction of the fate and transport of contaminants at the candidate sites. This paper reviews the processes controlling intrinsic bioremediation and summarizes case histories where intrinsic bioattenuation has been observed at sites contaminated with petroleum hydrocarbons and chlorinated solvents. The key steps in evaluation natural attenuation as a remedial alternative are summarized.