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Main Title Nitrate for biorestoration of an aquifer contaminated with jet fuel /
Author Hutchins, S. R. ; Downs, W. C. ; Smith, G. B. ; Wilson, J. T. ; Hendrix, D. J.
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Author Title of a Work
Hutchins, S. R.
CORP Author Robert S. Kerr Environmental Research Lab., Ada, OK. ;Solar Universal Technologies, Inc., Traverse City, MI. Ground Water Remediation Div. ;NSI Technology Services Corp., Ada, OK. ;Traverse Group, Inc., Traverse City, MI. ;Coast Guard District (9th), Cleveland, OH. Shore Maintenance Detachment.
Publisher Robert S. Kerr Environmental Research Laboratory, Office of Research and Development, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency,
Year Published 1991
Report Number EPA 600/2-91/009
Stock Number PB91-164285
OCLC Number 28572615
Subjects Jet planes--Fuel--Environmental aspects ; Oil pollution of water ; Nitrates
Additional Subjects Oil pollution removal ; Jet engine fuels ; Water pollution control ; Potable water ; Biological treatment ; Remedial action ; Ground water ; Aquifers ; Nitrates ; Electron acceptors ; Biodeterioration
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EMBD  EPA/600/2-91/009 NRMRL/GWERD Library/Ada,OK 09/03/1993
NTIS  PB91-164285 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation v, 57 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
There is little information available in the open literature on the performance of bioremediation at field scale. The report documents the rate and extent of treatment of a spill of JP-4 in a drinking-water aquifer, using nitrate as the primary electron acceptor for microbial respiration of the contaminant hydrocarbons. Nitrate has theoretical advantages over the more traditional electron acceptors used in the United States. It is much more soluble than oxygen, and less costly and less toxic than hydrogen peroxide. Ground water amended with nitrate and mineral nutrients was recirculated through a 10 m by 10 m study area. After 165 days the individual concentrations of benzene, toluene, ethylbenzene, and xylenes were below 5 microgram/l in monitoring wells under the study area. The concentration of benzene was below 0.1 microgram/l. Some of the removal of alkylbenzenes may have been due to low concentrations of oxygen (0.5 mg/l) in the recirculation water.
"A product of the Biosystems Research Program...conducted in cooperation with the United States Coast Guard, Shore Maintenance Detachment, 9th District, and prepared for the United States Air Force, Engineering Service Center." "EPA/600/2-91/009" "March 1991" "DW9933299" PB91-164285 Includes bibliographical references (p. 56-57).