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Main Title Reductive Dechlorination of Trichloroethylene in Anoxic Aquifer Material from Picatinny Arsenal, New Jersey.
Author Wilson, B. H. ; Ehlke, T. A. ; Imbrigiotta, T. E. ; Wilson., J. T. ;
CORP Author Rice Univ., Houston, TX. ;Geological Survey, Trenton, NJ. Water Resources Div.;Robert S. Kerr Environmental Research Lab., Ada, OK.
Publisher 1991
Year Published 1991
Report Number EPA/600/A-92/076; EPA-DW14934013;
Stock Number PB92-179019
Additional Subjects Toxic substances ; Water pollution effects ; Aquifer systems ; Dechlorination ; Chlorine organic compounds ; Organic solvents ; Reduction(Chemistry) ; Biodegradation ; Biochemistry ; Chemical reactions ; Waste water ; Munitions industry ; Industrial waste treatment ; Microorganisms ; Water pollution control ; Biological effects ; Reprints ; Ethylene/trichloro ; Picatinny Arsenal ; Morris County(New Jersey) ; Ethylene/dichloro
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NTIS  PB92-179019 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 7p
Ground water at Picatinny Arsenal, New Jersey, has been contaminated with chlorinated solvents released from the waste water-treatment system of a metal-plating shop and from overflow from a degreasing vat. Trichloroethylene is the major contaminant, but 1,1,1-trichloroethane and tetrachloroethylene are also present. Cis-1,2-dichloroethylene and vinyl chloride were not original contaminants, but their accumulation in the ground water indicates reductive dechlorination of the trichloroethylene and tetrachloroethylene released to the aquifer. Laboratory microcosms were used to estimate the kinetics of reductive dechlorination at field scale. The microcosms were constructed with aquifer material collected from locations along the longitudinal extent of the plume and from outside the area of contamination. To determine whether supplementary electron donors would enhance reductive dechlorination, three suites of electron donors were added to aquifer material: (1) butyrate, propionate, toluene, and p-cresol; (2) butyrate, propionate, formate, methanol, toluene, and p-cresol; or (3) formate and methanol.