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|Main Title||In-situ bioremediation of contaminated ground water|
|Author||Sims, J. L. ; Suflita, J. M. ; Russell, H. H.|
|CORP Author||Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC. Office of Solid Waste and Emergency Response.|
|Publisher||U.S. Environmental Protection Agency,|
|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|
|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.
Cover title. "Feb. 92." "EPA/540/S-92-003."