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Main Title Initial-Phase Optimization for Bioremediation of Munition Compound-Contaminated Soils.
Author Funk, S. B. ; Roberts, D. J. ; Crawford, D. L. ; Crawford, R. L. ;
CORP Author Idaho Univ., Moscow. Dept. of Bacteriology and Biochemistry.;Environmental Research Lab., Athens, GA. Office of Research and Development.
Publisher cJul 93
Year Published 1993
Report Number EPA-R-820804; EPA/600/J-94/474;
Stock Number PB95-137360
Additional Subjects Soil pollution ; Explosives ; Degradation ; Remedial action ; Reprints ; TNT ; Triazines ; Cultures(Biology) ; Anaerobic processes ; pH ; Biotechnology ; Contamination ; Nitrogen organic compounds ; Nitro compounds ; Polymerization ; Tetraacocine
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NTIS  PB95-137360 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. NTIS 03/06/1995
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Abstract We examined the bioremediation of soils contaminated with the munition compounds 2,4,6-trinitrotoluene (TNT), hexahydro-1,3,5-trinitro-1,3,5-triazine, and octahydro-1,3,5,7-tetranitro-1,3,5,7-tetraacocine by a procedure that produced anaerobic conditions in the soils and promoted biodegradation of nitroaromatic contaminants. This procedure consisted of flooding the soils with 50 mM phosphate buffer, adding starch as a supplemental carbon substrate, and incubating under static conditions. Aerobic heterotrophs, present naturally in the soil or added as an inoculum, quickly removed the oxygen from the static cultures, creating anaerobic conditions. Removal of parent TNT molecules from the soil cultures by the strictly anaerobic microflora occurred within 4 days.
Supplementary Notes Pub. in Applied and Environmental Microbiology, v59 n7 p2171-2177 Jul 93. Sponsored by Environmental Research Lab., Athens, GA. Office of Research and Development.
NTIS Title Notes Journal article.
Title Annotations Reprint: Initial-Phase Optimization for Bioremediation of Munition Compound-Contaminated Soils.
Category Codes 68; 79A; 48E
NTIS Prices PC A02/MF A01
Primary Description 600/01
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Cataloging Source NTIS/MT
Control Number 502018880
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