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Main Title Movement of bacteria through soil and aquifer sand /
Author Alexander, M. ; Wagenet, R. J. ; Baveye, P. C. ; Gannon, J. T. ; Mingelgrin, U.
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Author Title of a Work
Alexander, M.
CORP Author Cornell Univ., Ithaca, NY.;Robert S. Kerr Environmental Research Lab., Ada, OK.
Publisher United States Environmental Protection Agency, Robert S. Kerr Environmental Research Laboratory,
Year Published 1991
Report Number EPA-R-814487; EPA/600/2-91/010
Stock Number PB91-164277
Subjects Bacteria--Motility. ; Soil pollution. ; Groundwater--Pollution.
Additional Subjects Biodeterioration ; Land pollution control ; Environmental transport ; Hazardous materials ; Biological treatment ; Microorganisms ; Waste disposal ; Water pollution control ; Remedial action ; Aquifers ; Potable water ; Bacteria ; Soil microbiology ; Cleanup operations
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NTIS  PB91-164277 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 01/01/1988
Collation 45 pages
The transport of microorganisms in soils is of major importance for bioremediation of subsurface polluted zones. A procedure for evaluating the relative mobility and recovery of bacteria in the soil matrix was developed. Nineteen bacterial strains were selected that differed in their ability to be transported through soils. Measurements were made of sorption partition coefficient, hydrophobicity, net surface electrostatic charge, zeta potential, cell size, encapsulation, and flagellation of the cells. Only sorption and cell length were correlated with transport of the bacteria through soil. The breakthough curves for Pseudomonas sp. KL2 moving through a column packed with a sandy aquifer material were determined. Ionic strength of the inflowing solution, bacterial density, and velocity of water flow were found to have an effect on breakthrough.
Caption title. "March 1991." "EPA/600/2-91/010." Microfiche.