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Main Title Work plan for biodegradation of polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) at a Superfund site : General Motors Corporation, Massena, New York /
CORP Author Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC.
Publisher United States Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Solid Waste and Emergency Response,
Year Published 1994
Report Number EPA/540/R-94/079; OSWER-9355.4-18
Stock Number PB95-963510
OCLC Number 51947530
Subjects Polychlorinated biphenyls--Biodegradation ; Hazardous waste sites--New York--Massena
Additional Subjects Polychlorinated biphenyls ; Superfund ; Biodegradation ; Waste treatment ; Microorganisms ; Sludge treatment ; Remediation ; Metabolic activation ; Enzymes ; Catalysts ; Biochemistry ; Chemical reactions ; Biological activity ; Land pollution control ; Field tests
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NTIS  PB95-963510 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 {26} p. in various pagings : map ; 28 cm.
Detox, Inc. requested approval from EPA Region VI to dispose of PCBs using its biological degradation process. The process utilizes a method for acclimating a naturally occuring species of microbes that have a natural tendency for degrading small amounts of PCBs to metabolize PCBs in wastes containing relatively higher PCB concentrations. The microbes metabolize PCBs by attacking the chlorine atoms and ultimately reducing the molecule to cell protoplasm, water, carbon dioxide (serobic degradation) or methane (anaerobic degradation), and salts.
"EPA/540/R94/079." "9355.4-18." "November 1994." Microfiche.