||Transport of Dissolved Hydrocarbons Influenced by Oxygen-Limited Biodegradation. 1. Theoretical Development.
Borden, R. C. ;
Bedient, P. B. ;
||North Carolina State Univ. at Raleigh. ;Oklahoma Univ., Norman. Environmental and Ground Water Inst.;Robert S. Kerr Environmental Research Lab., Ada, OK.
Oxygen transport mechanisms ;
Aerobic processes ;
Waste disposal ;
Water pollution ;
Ground water ;
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||In the paper, equations are developed for simulating the simultaneous growth, decay, and transport of microorganisms, as well as the transport and removal of hydrocarbon and oxygen. These equations are solved by conventional numerical techniques to study the impact of microbial kinetics, horizontal mixing, adsorption, and vertical exchange with the unsaturated zone on biodegradation. In the region near the hydrocarbon source, any available oxygen will be rapidly consumed. In the body of the hydrocarbon plume, oxygen transport will be rate limiting and the consumption of oxygen and hydrocarbon can be approximated as an instantaneous reaction. The major source of oxygen to the plume appear to be transverse mixing, advective fluxes when adsorption is significant, and vertical exchange with the unsaturated zone. (Copyright (c) 1986 by the American Geophysical Union.)
||Pub. in Water Resources Research, v22 n13 p1973-1982 Dec 86. Prepared in cooperation with Oklahoma Univ., Norman. Environmental and Ground Water Inst. Sponsored by Robert S. Kerr Environmental Research Lab., Ada, OK.
|NTIS Title Notes
||Reprint: Transport of Dissolved Hydrocarbons Influenced by Oxygen-Limited Biodegradation. 1. Theoretical Development.
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||68D; 57K; 99A
||PC A02/MF A01