Record Display for the EPA National Library Catalog

RECORD NUMBER: 479 OF 892

OLS Field Name OLS Field Data
Main Title Microbial Degradative Activity in Ground Water at a Chemical Waste Disposal Site.
Author Hwang, H. M. ; Hodson, R. E. ; Lewis, D. L. ; Scholze, R. ;
CORP Author Jackson State Univ., MS. Dept. of Biology. ;Georgia Univ., Athens.;Environmental Research Lab., Athens, GA.;Construction Engineering Research Lab. (Army), Champaign, IL.;Department of Energy, Washington, DC.
Publisher c1993
Year Published 1993
Report Number DACW8891MO321; EPA/600/J-93/281;
Stock Number PB93-222396
Additional Subjects Ground water ; Waste disposal ; Microorganism control(Water) ; Organic compounds ; Earth fills ; Biodegradation ; Leachate ; Sites ; Cresols ; Toxicity ; Substrates ; Bacteria ; Reaction kinetics ; Chloromethanes ; Toluene ; Aromatic hydrocarbons ; Risk assessment ; Inorganic compounds ; Anaerobic processes ; Reprints ;
Holdings
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
Modified
Checkout
Status
NTIS  PB93-222396 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. NTIS 11/22/1993
Collation 10p
Abstract
The microbial fate and effects of toxic organic chemicals at the ambient concentration in leachates derived from a waste disposal landfill site are examined. Groundwater downslope from the burial site contains high levels of dissolved organic chemicals such as toluene, xylene, benzene, and methylene chloride. p-Cresol and toluene were used as model compounds; their microbiological dissimilation over a wide range of substrate concentrations was investigated. In addition, the effects of inorganic nutrients, the presence of other chemical pollutants, and alternative electron acceptors (sulfate and nitrate) on microbial degradative activity were assessed.