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BIOPLUME MODEL FOR CONTAMINANT TRANSPORT AFFECTED BY OXYGEN LIMITED BIODEGRADATION
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.
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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Organization:U.S. ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY
OFFICE OF RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT
NATIONAL RISK MANAGEMENT RESEARCH LABORATORY
SUBSURFACE PROTECTION AND REMEDIATION DIVISION
ECOSYSTEM & SUBSURFACE PROTECTION