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Main Title Bioremediation of Former Manufactured-Gas Plant Sites.
CORP Author Institute of Gas Technology, Chicago, IL.;Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC.
Publisher 1995
Year Published 1995
Stock Number PB95-235123
Additional Subjects Manufactured gas ; Biotechnology ; Pollution control ; Reprints ; Chlorine organic compounds ; Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons ; Industrial wastes ; Industrial plants ; Hazardous materials ; Soil pollution ; Biodegradation ; Gasification ; In situ processes ; Bioremediation
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB95-235123 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
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The gasification of coal and crude oil was a widespread means of producing medium- and high-Btu gas for much of the last two centuries in the United States. Many of these plants disposed of process wastes and less-valuable by-products onsite, thereby contaminating the soil with coal-tar waste, light oils, napthalene, and other similar materials. Polynuclear aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHS) are components of coal-tar wastes and other wastes that remain at many of these manufactured-gas plants sites. Institute of Gas Technology (IGT) is conducting research primarily in biodegradation, utilizing microoganisms for degrading contaminants so that the by-products, as well as the end products (mainly water and CO2), do not pose any environmental concerns. The goal is to enhance bioremediation by accelerating the degradation of multi-ring (2 to 6 ring) PAHs to environmentally acceptable products.