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Main Title Design and Interpretation of Microcosm Studies for Chlorinated Compounds.
Author Wilson, B. H. ; Wilson, J. T. ; Luce, D. ;
CORP Author National Risk Management Research Lab., Ada, OK. Subsurface Protection and Remediation Div.
Publisher 1996
Year Published 1996
Report Number EPA/600/A-96/093;
Stock Number PB97-122816
Additional Subjects Chlorine organic compounds ; Microcosms ; Ground water ; Water pollution control ; Biodegradation ; Attenuation ; Plumes ; Solvents ; Environmental transport ; Base flow ; Flow rates ; Hydraulic conductivity ; Mass balance ; Chemical analysis ; Water pollution monitoring ; Bioremediation
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Collation 31p
There are three lines of evidence used to support natural attenuation as a remedy for chlorinated solvent contamination in ground water. They are (1) documented loss of contaminant at field scale, (2) geochemical analytical data, and (3) direct microbiological evidence. Microcosm studies are often used to provide a third line of evidence. The potential for biodegradation of the contaminants of interest can be confirmed by the use of microcosms, through comparison of removals in the living treatments with removals in the controls. Microcosm studies also permit an absolute mass balance determination based on biodegradation of the contaminants of interest. Further, the appearance of daughter products in the microcosms can be used to conform biodegradation of the parent compound.