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Main Title Protozoa in Subsurface Sediments from Sites Contaminated with Aviation Gasoline or Jet Fuel.
Author Sinclair, J. L. ; Kampbell, D. H. ; Cook, M. L. ; Wilson, J. T. ;
CORP Author ManTech Environmental Technology, Inc., Ada, OK.;Robert S. Kerr Environmental Research Lab., Ada, OK.
Publisher c1993
Year Published 1993
Report Number EPA-68-C8-0025; EPA/600/J-93/279;
Stock Number PB93-222370
Additional Subjects Aviation gasoline ; Protozoa ; Bacteria ; Soil contamination ; Ground water ; Plumes ; Subsurface investigations ; Hydrogen peroxide ; Soil gases ; Reprints ; Traverse City(Michigan) ; Unsaturated zone ; Bioremediation
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB93-222370 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 8p
Numbers of protozoa in the subsurface of aviation gasoline and jet fuel spill areas at a Coast Guard base at Traverse City, Mich., were determined. Boreholes were drilled in an uncontaminated location, in contaminated but untreated parts of the fuel plumes, and in the aviation gasoline source area undergoing H2O2 biotreatment. Protozoa were found to occur in elevated numbers in the unsaturated zone, where fuel vapors mixed with atmospheric oxygen, and below the layer of floating fuel, where uncontaminated groundwater came into contact with fuel. Numbers of protozoa in some contaminated areas equalled or exceeded those found in surface soil. The abundance of protozoa in the biotreatment area was high enough that it would be expected to significantly reduce the bacterial community that was degrading the fuel. (Copyright (c) 1993, American Society for Microbiology.)