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Main Title Bioremediation of Former Manufactured Gas Plant Sites.
Author Srivastava, V. J. ; Kilbane, J. J. ; Kelley, R. L. ; Gauger, W. K. ; Akin, C. ;
CORP Author Institute of Gas Technology, Chicago, IL. ;Gas Research Inst., Chicago, IL.;Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC.
Publisher May 89
Year Published 1989
Stock Number PB95-235115
Additional Subjects Manufactured gas ; Biotechnology ; Pollution control ; Meetings ; Biodegradation ; Industrial wastes ; Industrial plants ; Waste management ; Oxidation ; Microorganisms ; Anacrobic processes ; Aerobic processes ; Metabolism ; Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons ; Hazardous materials ; Bioremediation ; Methanotrophs
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB95-235115 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 09/02/1995
Collation 30p
Gasification of coal and crude oil was extensively used in the United States to produce medium to high heating value gas during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Polynuclear aromatic hydrocarbons (PAH's) are components of coal tar wastes and other wastes that remain at many of these town gas sites. The Institute of Gas Technology (IGT) has been developing several techniques to improve biodegradation of town gas plant wastes such as multi-ring PAH's. These techniques include the use of bioemulsifiers, chemical oxidants or biologically produced chemicals, PAH-degrading IGT aerobic and anaerobic bacterial cultures developed through enrichment techniques, methane utilizing organisms (methanotrophs), fungi, and appropriate cometabolic and/or enzyme-inducing substrates.