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Main Title Biological countermeasures for the control of hazardous material spills
Author Armstrong, Neal Earl. ; Gloyna, E. F. ; Wyss, O.
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Author Title of a Work
Gloyna, Earnest F.
Wyss, Orville.
CORP Author Texas Univ. at Austin. Dept. of Civil Engineering.;Municipal Environmental Research Lab., Cincinnati, OH.
Publisher U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Municipal Environmental Research Laboratory : U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Center for Environmental Research Information {distributor},
Year Published 1984
Report Number EPA-600/2-84-017; EPA-R-802207
Stock Number PB84-140276
OCLC Number 15904349
Subjects Hazardous substances--Environmental aspects--United States ; Water--Purification--Biological treatment
Additional Subjects Hazardous materials ; Water pollution ; Feasibility ; Countermeasures ; Phenol ; Methyl alcohol ; Performance evaluation ; Bacteria ; Yeasts ; Biological processes ; Hazardous materials spill
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ELBD  EPA 600-2-84-017 AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 01/09/2009
NTIS  PB84-140276 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 271 p. ; 28 cm.
Abstract
The possibility of accidental spills of hazardous substances poses a constant threat to the waters of the nation. Effective ways to control such spills and to mitigate their effects include physical and chemical techniques, but biological countermeasures have not been considered feasible to date. Determining the feasibility of this countermeasure have not been considered feasible to date. Determining the feasibility of this countermeasure was the primary focus of this study. Using the hazardous compounds, phenol and methanol, as test substances, treatability studies were performed using acclimated bacteria to estimate their growth kinetic and substrate removal rates and the effects of those coefficients of environmental variables such as temperature, pH, and salinity in ranges found typically in fresh and estuarine waters. Biological countermeasures were shown to be a feasible method for hazardous material spill removal within certain limitations imposed by the toxicity of the material to bacteria and its initial concentration.
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"January 1984" References: p. 226-240