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Main Title Alternative Biological Treatment Processes for Remediation of Creosote-and PCP-Contaminated Materials: Bench-Scale Treatability Studies.
Author Mueller, J. G. ; Lantz, S. E. ; Blattman, B. O. ; Middaugh, D. P. ; Chapman, P. J. ;
CORP Author Southern BioProducts, Inc., Pendleton, SC. ;Technical Resources, Inc., Gulf Breeze, FL.;Environmental Research Lab., Gulf Breeze, FL.
Publisher Mar 91
Year Published 1991
Report Number EPA-68-033479;
Stock Number PB91-179085
Additional Subjects Biological treatment ; Remedial action ; Creosote ; Superfund ; Waste disposal ; Wood preservatives ; Aromatic polycyclic hydrocarbons ; Microorganisms ; Substitutes ; Soil contamination ; Catalysts ; Biodeterioration ; Chlorine organic compounds ; Bench-scale experiments ; Phenol/pentachloro ; Pensacola(Florida)
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NTIS  PB91-179085 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 09/04/1991
Collation 97p
Bench-scale biotreatability studies were performed to determine the most effective of two bioremediation application strategies to ameliorate creosote- and pentachlorophenol (PCP)-contaminated soils present at the American Creosote Works Superfund site, Pensacola, Florida: solid-phase bioremediation or slurry-phase bioremediation. When indigenous microorganisms were employed as biocatalysts, solid-phase bioremediation was slow and ineffective (8-12 weeks required to biodegrade >50% of resident organics). Biodegradation was limited to lower-molecular-weight constituents rather than the more hazardous, higher-molecular-weight (HMW) compounds; PCP and HMW polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) containing 4 or more fused rings resisted biological attach. Moreover, supplementation with aqueous solution of inorganic nutrients had little effect on the overall effectiveness of the treatment strategy. Alternatively, slurry-phase bioremediation was much more effective: >50% of targeted organics were biodegraded in 14 days. Again, however, more persistent contaminants, such as PCP and HMW PAHs, were not extensively degraded when subjected to the action of indigenous microorganisms.