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Main Title Innovative processes for reclamation of contaminated subsurface environments : project summary /
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Canter, Larry W.
Publisher U.S. Environmental Protection Agency [Office of] Research and Development, Robert S. Kerr Environmental Research Laboratory,
Year Published 1990
Report Number EPA/600-S2-90-017
OCLC Number 26025751
Subjects Water Pollution. ; Water Supply.
Internet Access
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EJBD ARCHIVE EPA 600-S2-90-017 In Binder Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 05/14/2018
EJBD  EPA 600-S2-90-017 In Binder Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 10/31/2018
ELBD RPS EPA 600-S2-90-017 repository copy AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 10/17/2014
Collation 7 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
Caption title. "EPA/600-S2-90-017." "July 1990."
Contents Notes
"Research to better assess the capabilities and limitations of fixed-film bioreactors for removing selected organic contaminants from ground water or from contaminated vapor streams produced by air stripping of polluted ground water and by soil venting operations is described. Work was focused on volatile chlorinated aliphatic hydrocarbons and light aromatic constituents of distilled petroleum products, two groups of compounds which have been identified in polluted ground water more frequently and usually in higher concentrations than other organic pollutants. Laboratory scale fixed-film bioreactors containing soil or diatomaceous earth materials were employed to study the cometabolic removal of trichloroethylene and related compounds from aqueous and vapor streams by biofilms sustained on primary substrates consisting of gaseous aliphatic hydrocarbons. Additionally, the removal of alkylbenzenes from air streams by biofilms using these compounds as primary substrates was examined in laboratory scale soil bioreactors. The biodegradation processes involved and the effects of bioreactor operating parameters and systems configurations on contaminant removal were evaluated. Results obtained indicate a significant potential for utilization of fixed-film bioreactors in systems for above ground treatment of contaminated ground water and vadose zone gases."