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Main Title Biodegradation Modeling at Aviation Fuel Spill Site.
Author Rifai, H. S. ; Bedient, P. B. ; Wilson, J. T. ; Miller, K. M. ; Armstrong, J. M. ;
CORP Author Rice Univ., Houston, TX. Dept. of Electrical and Computer Engineering. ;Radian Corp., Houston, TX. ;Traverse Group, Inc., Traverse City, MI.;Robert S. Kerr Environmental Research Lab., Ada, OK.
Publisher c1988
Year Published 1988
Report Number EPA/600/J-88/385;
Stock Number PB90-103045
Additional Subjects Biodeterioration ; Aviation fuels ; Microorganisms ; Water pollution control ; Mathematical models ; Field tests ; Comparison ; Site surveys ; Aquifers ; Oxygen ; Dissolved gases ; Reprints ; Bioplume II model ; Environmental transport ; Gas spills ; Two-dimensional calculations ; Land pollution
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NTIS  PB90-103045 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 25p
Biodegradation has recently emerged as a effective process for contaminant attenuation in aquifers. In the paper the writers present the development of a two-dimensional model (BIOPLUME II) for contaminant transport influenced by oxygen-limited biodegradation. The model uses a dual-particle mover concept to simulate the transport of contaminants and oxygen in the subsurface. The reaction between oxygen and the contaminants is assumed to be instantaneous and is simulated using the principle of superposition. The authors also present preliminary results from a modeling effort using BIOPLUME II at an aviation gasoline spill where biodegradation is known to occur. The model was calibrated to field data collected before the installation of an interception pumping system at the site. The model was also used to simulate field conditions at the site over a two-year period with the pumping system in operation. Results indicate that the model predictions match the observed data and the observed rate of contaminant mass loss at the site reasonably well. (Copyright (c) ASCE, 1988.)