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Main Title Biotransformation of Selected Organic Pollutants in Ground Water.
Author Wilson, J. T. ; McNabb, J. F. ; Wilson, B. H. ; Noonan, M. J. ;
CORP Author Robert S. Kerr Environmental Research Lab., Ada, OK. ;Lincoln Coll., Canterbury (New Zealand).
Year Published 1983
Report Number EPA-600/J-83-042;
Stock Number PB84-101526
Additional Subjects Ground water ; Organic compounds ; Biodeterioration ; Water pollution ; Chloroform ; Tetrachloroethylene ; Toluene ; Chlorobenzene ; Styrene ; Public health ; Sampling ; Bacteria ; Halogen organic compounds ; Reprints ; Biological processes ; Path of pollutants ; Ethane/dichloro ; Ethane/trichloro ; Ethylene/trichloro ; Microcosms ; Pickett(Oklahoma) ; Fort Polk(California) ; Los Angeles(California)
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB84-101526 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
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Widespread contamination of ground water by a variety of synthetic organic compounds has created a need for information about the biotransformation of these contaminants in aquifers and associated regions of the unsaturated subsurface. Uncontaminated samples of the subsurface were taken from positions immediately above and below the water table at Pickett, OK, and Fort Polk, LA. Selected organic pollutants were added aseptically to the samples at an initial concentration of 1 mg/liter water. Microbes in the deeper subsurface can degrade some, but not all, of the organic pollutants commonly encountered in ground water.