||Use of Altered Microorganisms for Field Biodegradation of Hazardous Materials. (Chapter 8).
Gealt, M. A. ;
Levin, M. A. ;
Shields, M. ;
||Drexel Univ., Philadelphia, PA. Dept. of Bioscience and Biotechnology. ;Maryland Biotechnology Inst., Baltimore. ;University of West Florida, Pensacola. Center for Environmental Diagnostics.;Environmental Research Lab., Gulf Breeze, FL. Office of Research and Development.
Hazardous materials ;
Field tests ;
Waste treatment ;
Toxic substances ;
Earth fills ;
Technology utilization ;
Genetic engineering ;
||Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy.
||The large amount of hazardous waste generated and disposed of has given rise to environmental conditions requiring remedial treatment. The use of landfills has traditionally been a cost-effective means to dispose of waste. However, increased costs of transportation and decreasing numbers of landfill sites now necessitate the examination of treatment processes that can be carried out on site (land farming, composting) and, preferably, in situ. Thus, economics dictate the exploration of bioremediation techniques as potentially environmentally sound cost reduction methods. The chapter will examine the advantages and disadvantages of using natural and modified organisms from scientific and regulatory perspectives.
||Pub. in Biotreatment of Industrial and Hazardous Waste, p197-208 1993. Prepared in cooperation with Maryland Biotechnology Inst., Baltimore. and University of West Florida, Pensacola. Center for Environmental Diagnostics. Sponsored by Environmental Research Lab., Gulf Breeze, FL. Office of Research and Development.
|NTIS Title Notes
||Reprint: Use of Altered Microorganisms for Field Biodegradation of Hazardous Materials. (Chapter 8).
||PC A02/MF A01