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Main Title Potential for Biodegradation of Organo-Chlorine Compounds in Groundwater.
Author Wilson, J. T. ; Cosby, R. L. ; Smith, G. B. ;
CORP Author Robert S. Kerr Environmental Research Lab., Ada, OK.
Year Published 1984
Report Number EPA-600/D-84-138;
Stock Number PB84-194612
Additional Subjects Chlorine organic compounds ; Ground water ; Biodeterioration ; Water pollution ; Aliphatic hydrocarbons ; Aromatic hydrocarbons ; Aquifers ; Tetrachloroethylene ; Chloroform ; Solid waste disposal ; Sampling ; Hydrolysis ; Ecology ; Water pollution sampling ; Ethylene/trichloro ; Ethane/trichloro ; Chemical spills ; Biotransformation
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NTIS  PB84-194612 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. NTIS 06/23/1988
Collation 17p
Abstract
Halogenated aliphatic and aromatic hydrocarbons are the most important organic contaminants of shallow water-table aquifers. Such aquifers have recently been shown to harbor an indigenous microflora. Organisms in authentic and uncontaminated samples of unconsolidated subsurface material degraded styrene and toluene. Samples from one site also degraded chlorobenzene. Samples from three sites could not degrade tri- or tetrachloroethylene, 1,1,1- or 1,1,2-trichloroethane, 1,1- or 1,2-dichloroethane or chloroform at rates greater than 2% per week.