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OLS Field Name OLS Field Data
Main Title Biological Transformation of Organic Pollutants in Groundwater.
Author Wilson, J. T. ; McNabb, J. F. ;
CORP Author Robert S. Kerr Environmental Research Lab., Ada, OK.
Year Published 1983
Report Number EPA-600/J-83-074;
Stock Number PB84-112333
Additional Subjects Water pollution ; Ground water ; Aquifers ; Organic compounds ; Biodeterioration ; Microbiology ; Microorganisms ; Reprints ; Path of pollutants
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB84-112333 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 7p
Recent investigations have discovered surprisingly high numbers of microorganisms in shallow water-table aquifers. Evidence is accumulating that these microorganisms may, under certain circumstances, transform many of the organic pollutants that enter the subsurface environment. These transformations can lead to total destruction of the pollutant or to the production of new organic pollutants. The research effort in this area is expanding rapidly. As our knowledge grows, microbiology should become a useful complement to the earth sciences in our search for a better understanding of the behavior of organic contaminants in the subsurface environment.