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Main Title Bacterial transport through homogeneous soil /
Author Gannon, J. T. ; Mingelgrin, U. ; Alexander, M. ; Wagenet, R. J.
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Mingelgrin, U.
Alexander, M.
Wagenet, R. J.
CORP Author Cornell Univ., Ithaca, NY. Dept. of Soil, Crop, and Atmospheric Sciences.;Robert S. Kerr Environmental Research Lab., Ada, OK.
Publisher U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Robert S. Kerr Environmental Research Laboratory,]
Year Published 1991
Report Number PB92-153329; EPA/600/J-92/076; EPA-R-814487
Stock Number PB92-153329
OCLC Number 733566271
Subjects Bacteria--Motility ; Soil pollution ; Soil microbiology
Additional Subjects Soil microbiology ; Aquatic microbiology ; Water pollution ; Environmental transport ; Subsurface environments ; Ground water ; Pseudomonas ; Loams ; Enterobacter ; Bacillus ; Flavobacterium ; Remedial action ; Reprints ;
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ESAD  EPA 600-J-92-076 Region 10 Library/Seattle,WA 07/05/2011
NTIS  PB92-153329 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation p. 1155-1160 ; 28 cm.
The transport of microorganisms in soils is of major importance for bioremediation of subsurface polluted zones and for pollution of groundwater with pathogens. A procedure for evaluating the relative mobility and recovery of bacteria in the soil matrix was developed. In the method devised, movement of bacteria along the walls of the column of soil and channeling were prevented. Changes in population size during the test period were minimal because temperatures of 2-5 C were maintained and predators and parasites were eliminated by (60)Co irradiation. The 19 strains of bacteria tested had markedly different degrees of transport. From 0.01 to 15% of the added cells passed through a 5-cm long column of Kendaia loam with four pore volumes of water and from 4.3% to essentially all of the added bacteria were recovered. The marked differences in the mobilities of the various bacteria and the high recoveries of most of the isolates suggested that the procedure developed is a useful means for selecting bacteria according to their mobilities in soils, aquifer materials, and other porous media. (Copyright (c) 1991 Pergamon Press plc.)
Caption title. "EPA/600/J-92/076." "PB92-153329." "Accepted 28 June 1991." Includes bibliographical references (p. 1159-1160).