||Available models for estimating emissions resulting from bioremediation processes : a review /
||AQUA TERRA Consultants, Mountain View, CA.;Environmental Research Lab., Athens, GA. Office of Research and Development.
|| U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Research and Development, Environmental Research Center,
Hazardous waste sites--Zone of aeration--Monitoring--United States ;
Hazardous waste treatment facilities--United States ;
Hazardous wastes--Purification--United States ;
Hazardous waste sites--United States--Zone of aeration--Monitoring ;
Hazardous wastes--United States--Purification
Hazardous materials ;
Waste treatment ;
Air pollution ;
Mathematical models ;
Organic compounds ;
Air water interactions ;
Waste disposal ;
Biological waste treatment ;
Waste processing plants ;
Land disposal ;
Surface impoundments ;
State of the art ;
Path of pollutants ;
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||xii, 261 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
The use of bioremediation processes to treat hazardous waste has increased in the last 10 years. Biological treatment offers the advantage of contaminant destruction rather than transfer to other media. There is concern, however, that significant amounts of organic pollutants are emitted to the air from biological treatment activities before they can be degraded. To estimate the magnitude of emissions from these facilities, overall fate models that incorporate the effects of several competing removal mechanisms are needed. The report focuses on the state-of-the-art in modeling air emissions from bioremediation processes. The biological treatment systems are described, as are the important pathways that affect the fate of organic pollutants in those systems. Currently available models are identified, described, and evaluated for each bioremediation process. Finally, some limitations of the models and the need for additional research are discussed.
March 1990. Includes bibliographical references (pages 238-261). "EPA/600/3-90/031." Microfiche.