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RECORD NUMBER: 16 OF 102
|OLS Field Name||OLS Field Data|
|Main Title||Biotransformation of Selected Organic Pollutants in Ground Water.|
|Author||Wilson, J. T. ; McNabb, J. F. ; Wilson, B. H. ; Noonan, M. J. ;|
|CORP Author||Robert S. Kerr Environmental Research Lab., Ada, OK. ;Lincoln Coll., Canterbury (New Zealand).|
|Additional Subjects||Ground water ; Organic compounds ; Biodeterioration ; Water pollution ; Chloroform ; Tetrachloroethylene ; Toluene ; Chlorobenzene ; Styrene ; Public health ; Sampling ; Bacteria ; Halogen organic compounds ; Reprints ; Biological processes ; Path of pollutants ; Ethane/dichloro ; Ethane/trichloro ; Ethylene/trichloro ; Microcosms ; Pickett(Oklahoma) ; Fort Polk(California) ; Los Angeles(California)|
Widespread contamination of ground water by a variety of synthetic organic compounds has created a need for information about the biotransformation of these contaminants in aquifers and associated regions of the unsaturated subsurface. Uncontaminated samples of the subsurface were taken from positions immediately above and below the water table at Pickett, OK, and Fort Polk, LA. Selected organic pollutants were added aseptically to the samples at an initial concentration of 1 mg/liter water. Microbes in the deeper subsurface can degrade some, but not all, of the organic pollutants commonly encountered in ground water.