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Main Title Bioremediation of petroleum hydrocarbons : a flexible, variable speed technology /
Author Brown, Richard A. ; Brown, R. A. ; Hinchee, R. ; Norris, R. D. ; Wilson, J. T.
Other Authors
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Hinchee, Robert.
Norris, Robert D.
Wilson, John.
CORP Author National Risk Management Research Lab., Ada, OK. Subsurfaces Protection and Remediation Div. ;Groundwater Technology, Inc., Trenton, NJ. ;Eckenfelder, Inc., Nashville, TN. ;Parsons Engineering Science, South Jordan, UT.
Publisher U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, National Risk Management Research Laboratory, Subsurface Protection and Remediation Division,
Year Published 1996
Report Number EPA 600-A-95-140
Stock Number PB96-139035
OCLC Number 650335819
Subjects Petroleum chemicals--Environmental aspects ; Bioremediation
Additional Subjects Biodeterioration ; Petroleum products ; Hydrocarbons ; Water pollution control ; Process control ; Hazardous materials ; Biotechnology ; Technology utilization ; Carbon ; Oxygen demand ; Remedial action ; Bioremediation
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ELBD ARCHIVE EPA 600-A-95-140 Received from HQ AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 10/04/2023
NTIS  PB96-139035 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation [18] p. ; 28 cm.
The bioremediation of petroleum hydrocarbons has evolved into a number of different processes. These processes include in situ aquifer bioremediation, bioventing, biosparging, passive bioremediation with oxygen release compounds, and intrinsic bioremediation. While these processes are often viewed as competing technologies they are actually part of a continuum of biodegradation processes governed primarily by the interplay between oxygen and carbon availability. Generally the more carbon that needs to be removed per unit time the more oxygen that needs to be supplied. By understanding this continuum approach, bioremediation can be applied as a flexible, variable-speed technology, where the effort can be increased or decreased through oxygen supply. This paper will discuss the carbon-oxygen demands of each process and the interplay between processes. The paper will provide operating guidelines for configuring bioremediation systems for maximum flexibility.
Includes bibliographical references. Caption title. "PB96-139035."