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Main Title In-situ bioremediation of contaminated ground water
Author Sims, J. L. ; Suflita, J. M. ; Russell, H. H.
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Suflita, Joseph M.
Russell, H. H.
CORP Author Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC. Office of Solid Waste and Emergency Response.
Publisher U.S. Environmental Protection Agency,
Year Published 1992
Report Number EPA/540/S-92/003
Stock Number PB92-224336
OCLC Number 27953394
Subjects Water, Underground--Pollution ; Water, Underground--Purification--Biological treatment
Additional Subjects Water pollution control ; Biological treatment ; Ground water ; Remedial action ; Aquifers ; In-situ processing ; Waste disposal ; Underground storage ; Storage tanks ; Biodeterioration ; Organic compounds ; Hydrocarbons ; Hazardous materials spills ; Chemical spills
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Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
ELBD  EPA 540-S-92-003 AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 03/28/1998
NTIS  PB92-224336 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 13 p. : ill. ; 28 cm.
In-situ bioremediation, where applicable, appears to be a potential cost-effective and environmentally acceptable remediation technology. Suflita (1989) identified characteristics of the ideal candidate site for successful implementation of in-situ bioremediation. These characteristics included: (1) a homogeneous and permeable aquifer; (2) a contaminant originating from a single source; (3) a low ground-water gradient; (4) no free product; (5) no soil contamination; and (6) an easily degraded, extracted, or immobilized contaminant. Obviously, few sites meet these characteristics. However, development of information concerning site specific geological and microbiological characteristics of the aquifer, combined with knowledge concerning potential chemical, physical, and biochemical fate of the wastes present, can be used to develop a bioremediation strategy for a less-than-ideal site.
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