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EMERGING TECHNOLOGY BULLETIN: TWO-ZONE PCE BIOREMEDIATION SYSTEM - ABB ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES, INC. - U.S. ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

Citation:

U.S. EPA. EMERGING TECHNOLOGY BULLETIN: TWO-ZONE PCE BIOREMEDIATION SYSTEM - ABB ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES, INC. - U.S. ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY. EPA/540/F-95/510, 1995.

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Description:

ABB Environmental Services, Inc.'s (ABB-ES), research has demonstrated that sequential anaerobic/aerobic biodegradation of tetrachloroethylene (PCE) is feasible if the proper conditions can be established. The anaerobic process can potentially completely dechlorinate PCE. However, conversion of vinyl chloride (VC) to ethylene is the slowest step in this process. Of the chlorinated ethenes, VC is the most amenable to treatment by aerobic methanotrophic processes. Therefore, a two-step process is thought to be the most efficient. The first step is anaerobic, which rapidly dechlorinates PCE and trichloro- ethylene (TCE) to breakdown products 1,2-dichloroethylene (DCE) and VC. Since the anaerobic dechlorination of DCE and VC to ethylene can be quite slow, a second aerobic step is implemented that can more quickly complete the remediation process. The schematic diagram below illustrates this technology.

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EMERGING TECHNOLOGY BULLETIN: TWO-ZONE PCE BIOREMEDIATION SYSTEM - ABB ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES, INC. - U.S. ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

Record Details:

Record Type: DOCUMENT (SITE DOCUMENT/BULLETIN)
Product Published Date: 08/01/1995
Record Last Revised: 09/04/2008
OMB Category: Other
Record ID: 129302

Organization:

U.S. ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

OFFICE OF RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT

NATIONAL RISK MANAGEMENT RESEARCH LABORATORY

LAND REMEDIATION AND POLLUTION CONTROL DIVISION