Accession Number : ADA192743

Title :   Biodegradation of JP-5 Aviation Fuel by Subsurface Microbial Communities.

Descriptive Note : Progress rept. 1 Jan-15 Mar 87,

Corporate Author : NAVAL CIVIL ENGINEERING LAB PORT HUENEME CA

Personal Author(s) : Swindoll, Charles M

PDF Url : ADA192743

Report Date : Jan 1988

Pagination or Media Count : 17

Abstract : Leakage of the aviation fuels JP-5, JP-4 and AVGAS from storage tanks has resulted in a severe environmental insult to a Naval fuel farm and adjacent areas. As part of the reclamation effort, the indigenous microorganisms are being characterized. This information will be used to optimize the bioreclamation of the site. Approximately 60 aerobic microorganisms, including more than 40 bacteria, 6 actinomycetes and 10 fungi have been isolated from soil contaminated with aviation fuels and adjacent non contaminated with aviation fuels and adjacent noncontaminated soil. All isolated bacteria were able to grow on JP-5 as their sole carbon source. Most of the bacteria from the contaminated sites were small, gram negative rods, while most bacteria from the noncontaminated site were gram positive rods. All of these microorganisms would be expected to contribute to the bioremediation of the contaminated site.

Descriptors :   *AVIATION FUELS, *BACTERIA, *BIODETERIORATION, *JET ENGINE FUELS, *WATER POLLUTION, CARBON, CONTAMINATION, FUELS, MICROORGANISMS, SOILS, STERILIZATION, STORAGE TANKS, GRAM NEGATIVE BACTERIA, GROUND WATER, TOXICITY, HYDROCARBONS

Subject Categories : Water Pollution and Control
      Fuels

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE