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Main Title Reductive dehalogenation of organic contaminants in soils and ground water /
Author Sims, Judith L. ; Suflita, J. M. ; Russell, H. H.
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Suflita, Joseph M.
Russell, Hugh H.
CORP Author Robert S. Kerr Environmental Research Lab., Ada, OK.
Publisher United States Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Research and Development, Office of Solid Waste and Emergency Response : Superfund Technology Support Center for Ground Water, Robert S. Kerr Environmental Research Laboratory,
Year Published 1991
Report Number EPA/540/4-90/054; PB91-191056
Stock Number PB91-191056
OCLC Number 23466226
Subjects Groundwater--Pollution. ; Groundwater--Purification. ; Soil pollution. ; Water, Underground--Pollution ; Water, Underground--Purification ; Soil pollution--Purification
Additional Subjects Land pollution control ; Water pollution control ; Remedial action ; Superfund ; Waste disposal ; Dehalogenation ; Environmental persistance ; Subsurface investigations ; Environmental transport ; Ecosystems ; Halogen organic compounds ; Biological treatment ; Microorganisms ; Reduction(Chemistry) ; Biodeterioration ; Soil contaminants ; Ground water ; Chemical reaction mechanisms
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Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EHAM  TD427.O7S55 Region 1 Library/Boston,MA 04/29/2016
EIAD  EPA/540/4-90/054 Region 2 Library/New York,NY 11/07/1997 DISPERSAL
EJAD  EPA 540/4-90-054 HWTIC Region 3 Library/Philadelphia, PA 10/22/1999
EJBD ARCHIVE EPA 540-4-90-054 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 10/26/2010
EJBD  EPA 540-4-90-054 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 07/29/2013
EKAM  EPA/540/4-90/054 Region 4 Library/Atlanta,GA 01/03/1997
EMBD  EPA/540/4-90/054 GWERD Library/Ada,OK 09/27/1996
NTIS  PB91-191056 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. NTIS 01/01/1988
Collation 11, [1] pages : illustrations ; 28 cm.
Introduction and large scale production of synthetic halogenated organic chemicals over the last 50 years has resulted in a group of contaminants which tend to persist in the environment and resist both biotic and abiotic degradation. The low solubility of these types of contaminants, along with their toxicity and tendency to accumulate in food chains, make them particularly relevant targets for remediation activities. Although the processes involved in dechlorination of many of these organic compounds are well understood in the fields of chemistry and microbiology, technological applications of these processes to environmental remediation are relatively new--particularly at pilot or field scale. It is well established, however, that there are several mechanisms which result in dehalogenation of some classes of organic contaminants, often rendering them less offensive environmentally. These include; stimulation of metabolic sequences through introduction of electron donor and acceptor combinations; addition of nutrients to meet the needs of dehalogenating microorganisms; possible use of engineered micro-organisms; and use of enzyme systems capable of catalyzing reductive dehalogenation.
Caption title. Shipping list no.: 91-0234-P. "January 1991." Includes bibliographical references (pages 10-12). "EPA/540/4-90/054."