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Main Title Natural Bioreclamation of Alkylbenzenes (BTEX) from a Gasoline Spill in Methanogenic Groundwater.
Author Wilson, J. T. ; Kampbell, D. H. ; Armstrong., J. ;
CORP Author Robert S. Kerr Environmental Research Lab., Ada, OK. ;Traverse Group, Inc., Ann Arbor, MI. ;Battelle, Columbus, OH. ;Civil Engineering Lab. (Navy), Port Hueneme, CA. ;Air Force Center for Environmental Excellence, Brooks AFB, TX.
Publisher 1994
Year Published 1994
Report Number EPA/600/A-94/066;
Stock Number PB94-162757
Additional Subjects Oil spills ; Water pollution monitoring ; Alkylated aromatics ; Benzene ; Toluene ; Xylene ; Concentration(Composition) ; Ground water ; Plume detection ; Geochemistry ; Soil pollution ; Cluster sampling ; Biodegradation ; Aviation gasoline ; Risk assessment ; Platte River ; Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore ; Reprint ; In situ bioremediation ; BTEX(Alkylbenzenes) ; USTS(Underground storage tanks) ; Methanogenesis ; Benzie County(Michigan) ; Intrinsic remediation ; Natural remediation
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NTIS  PB94-162757 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 17p
A spill of gasoline from underground storage tanks (USTS) at the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore in Benzie County, Michigan, produced a plume of contamination that reached the banks of the Platte River. The plume was short (70 feet) and it had a short residence time (5 to 53 weeks). The plume was in transmissive glacial sands and gravels. The groundwater is cold (10 to 11 C), hard (alkalinity 200 to 350 milligrams/L), and well buffered (pH 6.1 to 7.6). Along the most contaminated flow path, methanogenesis, nitrate reduction, sulfate reduction, iron reduction, and oxygen respiration accepted enough electrons to destroy 30, 14, 4.2, 1.1, and 0.8 milligrams/L of benzene, toluene, ethylbenzene, and xylenes (BTEX compounds) respectively. The actual concentration of BTEX compounds consumed was 42 milligrams/L.