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Main Title Biotransformation of Monoaromatic and Chlorinated Hydrocarbons at an Aviation Gasoline Spill Site.
Author Wilson, B. H. ; Wilson, J. T. ; Kampbell, D. H. ; Bledsoe, B. E. ; Armstrong., J. M. ;
CORP Author Dynamac Corp., Ada, OK. ;Traverse Group, Inc., Ann Arbor, MI.;Robert S. Kerr Environmental Research Lab., Ada, OK.
Publisher c1991
Year Published 1991
Report Number EPA-R-812808; EPA/600/J-92/028;
Stock Number PB92-144005
Additional Subjects Oil pollution ; Chemical spills ; Biodeterioration ; Land pollution ; Water pollution control ; Dechlorination ; Aromatic compounds ; Aviation gasoline ; Reaction kinetics ; Chlorine organic compounds ; Ground water ; Oil spills ; Aquifers ; Anaerobic processes ; Aerobic processes ; Underground storage ; Storage tanks ; Reprints ;
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NTIS  PB92-144005 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 18p
Loss of petroleum products from underground storage tanks, pipelines, and accidental spills are major sources of contamination of unsaturated soils, aquifer solids, and a shallow water table aquifer under the U.S. Coast Guard Air Station at Traverse City, MI, has acclimated to the aerobic and anaerobic transformation of monoaromatic hydrocarbons (BTX) released from an aviation gasoline spill. The aquifer also exhibits reductive dechlorination of a chlorinated solvent spill adjacent to the aviation gasoline spill. The groundwater is buffered near neutrality. The aviation gasoline plume is methanogenic and the aquifer contains enough iron minerals to support significant iron solubilization. Field evidence of both aerobic and anaerobic biotransformation of monoaromatics was confirmed by laboratory studies of aquifer material obtained from the site. In the laboratory studies, the removal of the monoaromatics in the anaerobic material was rapid and compared favorable with removal in the aerobic material. The kinetics of anaerobic removal of monoaromatics in the laboratory were similar to the kinetics at field scale in the aquifer. Biotransformation of the chlorinated solvents was not observed until late in the study, when daughter products from reductive dechlorination of the chlorinated solvents were identified by GC/MS.