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Main Title Microbial ecology of the subsurface at an abandoned creosote waste site /
Author Thomas, J. M. ; Lee, M. D. ; Scott, M. J. ; Ward, C. H.
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Lee, M. D.
Scott, M. J.
Ward, C. H.
CORP Author Rice Univ., Houston, TX. Dept. of Environmental Science and Engineering.;Robert S. Kerr Environmental Research Lab., Ada, OK.
Publisher U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Robert S. Kerr Environmental Research Laboratory,
Year Published 1989
Report Number EPA/600/J-89/045
Stock Number PB89-197446
Additional Subjects Creosote ; Hazardous materials ; Waste disposal ; Microorganisms ; Water pollution control ; Sites ; Biodeterioration ; Metabolism ; Acclimatization ; Aquifers ; Comparison ; Plumes ; Napthalene compounds ; Napthalene ; Degradation ; Subsurface investigations ; Tests ; Reprints
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB89-197446 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 14 pages ; 28 cm
The microbial ecology of pristine, slightly contaminated, and heavily contaminated subsurface materials, and four subsurface materials on the periphery of the plume at an abandoned creosote waste site was investigated. Except for the unsaturated zone of the heavily contaminated material, mineralization of glucose (13.5 ppb) indicated a metabolically active microflora in all subsurface materials. However, mineralization (<40%) of naphthalene, phenanthrene, and 2-methylnaphthalene was observed in contaminated material and material from the periphery of the plume, but not in pristine material. The data suggest that the subsurface microflora in slightly and heavily contaminated subsurface materials and materials from the periphery of the plume has adapted to degrade many compounds found in creosote.
"Journal article." "EPA/600/J-89/045." "Published in Journal of Industrial Microbiology, vol. 4, no. 2, pp. 109-120, March 1989." "Contract no. CR-812808." Microfiche.