EPA Science Inventory

BIOPLUME MODEL FOR CONTAMINANT TRANSPORT AFFECTED BY OXYGEN LIMITED BIODEGRADATION

Citation:

Rifai, H. S., P. B. Bedient, AND J T. Wilson*. BIOPLUME MODEL FOR CONTAMINANT TRANSPORT AFFECTED BY OXYGEN LIMITED BIODEGRADATION. EPA/600/M-89/019 (NTIS 90-145798), 1989.

Description:

Many of the organic pollutants entering ground water are potentially biodegradable in the subsurface. This potential has been demonstrated in aquifers contaminated by wood-creosoting process wastes. The persistence of many of these organic compounds in the subsurface indicated that some factors must be limiting biodegradation. Current research at the Rice University through the National Center for Ground Water Research and the R.S. Kerr Environmental Research Laboratory (RSKERL) of the U.S. EPA has been aimed at identifying the major processes that limit biodegradation in aquifers and developing a mathematical model (BIOPLUME) for simulating these processes.

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BIOPLUME MODEL FOR CONTAMINANT TRANSPORT AFFECTED BY OXYGEN LIMITED BIODEGRADATION

Record Details:

Record Type: DOCUMENT (SUMMARY)
Start Date: 07/18/1989
Completion Date: 07/18/1989
Record Last Revised: 12/02/2008
Record Created: 12/08/2004
Record Released: 04/02/2005
OMB Category: Other
Record ID: 123324

Organization:

U.S. ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

OFFICE OF RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT

NATIONAL RISK MANAGEMENT RESEARCH LABORATORY

SUBSURFACE PROTECTION AND REMEDIATION DIVISION

ECOSYSTEM & SUBSURFACE PROTECTION