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Main Title Biotransformation of Trichloroethylene in Soil.
Author Wilson, J. T. ; Wilson, B. H. ;
CORP Author Robert S. Kerr Environmental Research Lab., Ada, OK. ;Oklahoma Univ., Norman.
Year Published 1985
Report Number EPA/600/J-85/010;
Stock Number PB85-176485
Additional Subjects Soil analysis ; Water pollution control ; Biodeterioration ; Carbon dioxide ; Sand filtration ; Ground water ; Natural gas ; Aerobic processes ; Carbon tetrachloride ; Chloroform ; Industrial waste treatment ; Microorganisms ; Reprints ; Ethylene/trichloro ; Biotransformation ; Biological industrial waste treatment ; Ethylene/tetrachloro ; Ethane/trichloro
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB85-176485 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 06/21/1988
Collation 6p
The organic contaminants that are most commonly detected in groundwater are low-molecular-weight, chlorinated aliphatic hydrocarbons such as trichloroethylene (TCE), tetrachloroethylene (PCE), 1,1,1-trichloroethane, carbon tetrachloride, and chloroform. The authors exposed unsaturated soil to natural gas to enrich for methanotrophs and for organisms that oxidized the other small alkanes present in natural gas and then examined the soil for the capacity to remove TCE from infiltrating water. As a control, the behavior of TCE in soil exposed to natural gas was compared to that of TCE in an earlier study (10), in which the same soil in the same experimental configuration was dosed with a solution of TCE but was not exposed to natural gas.