||Bioremediation of Former Manufactured-Gas Plant Sites.
||Institute of Gas Technology, Chicago, IL.;Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC.
Manufactured gas ;
Pollution control ;
Chlorine organic compounds ;
Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons ;
Industrial wastes ;
Industrial plants ;
Hazardous materials ;
Soil pollution ;
In situ processes ;
||Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy.
||The gasification of coal and crude oil was a widespread means of producing medium- and high-Btu gas for much of the last two centuries in the United States. Many of these plants disposed of process wastes and less-valuable by-products onsite, thereby contaminating the soil with coal-tar waste, light oils, napthalene, and other similar materials. Polynuclear aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHS) are components of coal-tar wastes and other wastes that remain at many of these manufactured-gas plants sites. Institute of Gas Technology (IGT) is conducting research primarily in biodegradation, utilizing microoganisms for degrading contaminants so that the by-products, as well as the end products (mainly water and CO2), do not pose any environmental concerns. The goal is to enhance bioremediation by accelerating the degradation of multi-ring (2 to 6 ring) PAHs to environmentally acceptable products.
||See also PB95-235115. Sponsored by Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC.
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||Reprint: Bioremediation of Former Manufactured-Gas Plant Sites.
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