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Main Title Influence of Microbial Adaptation on the Fate of Organic Pollutants in Ground Water.
Author Wilson, J. T. ; McNabb, J. F. ; Cochran, J. W. ; Wang, T. H. ; Tomson, M. B. ;
CORP Author Robert S. Kerr Environmental Research Lab., Ada, OK. ;Rice Univ., Houston, TX. Dept. of Environmental Science and Engineering.
Year Published 1985
Report Number EPA/600/D-86/023;
Stock Number PB86-160298
Additional Subjects Creosote ; Ground water ; Water pollution ; Waste disposal ; Biodeterioration ; Microorganisms ; Plumes ; Cycloalkane hydrocarbons ; Furans ; Fluorenes ; Dilution ; Absorption ; Oxygen ; Dissolved gases ; Reprints ; Furan/dibenzo
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NTIS  PB86-160298 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. NTIS 06/21/1988
Collation 8p
Abstract
A plume of contaminated groundwater originating from an abandoned disposal pit for wood-creosoting waste was characterized. The important organic contaminants in the plume include naphthalene, 1-methylnaphthalene, 2-methylnaphthalene, dibenzofuran and fluorene at individual concentrations of 1,000 to 100 micrograms/l. Core material from the site was studied to determine if organisms in the subsurface could adapt to the waste and if biological activity influenced the disposition of the plume. Biodegradation of these organic pollutants in subsurface material from the margin of the plume was rapid. No biodegradation of the pollutants was detected in pristine subsurface material from the same geological structure.