Accession Number : ADA295522

Title :   Laboratory Screening Studies on the Biodegradation of Organics in RMA Groundwater,

Corporate Author : SHELL OIL CO DENVER CO

Personal Author(s) : Salanitro, J. P. ; Wisniewski, H. L.

PDF Url : ADA295522

Report Date : AUG 1990

Pagination or Media Count : 18

Abstract : This report describes preliminary experiments on the biodegradation of C6H6 and ChCl3 in RMA ground water. Test tube microcosms were used to evaluate the degradation potential of these compounds in aquifer sediments isolated from the basin a neck area. The laboratory results demonstrate that: (1). Ground water microcosms containing aquifer cores from basin a neck can be used to assess biodegradation. (2). C6H6 and CHCL3 can degrade at significant rates in the presence of inorganic nutrients (NH4 and P04).

Descriptors :   *GROUND WATER, *CONTAMINATION, *BIODEGRADATION, TEST AND EVALUATION, LABORATORY TESTS, CORES, DEGRADATION, NUTRIENTS, AQUIFERS, ORGANIC MATERIALS, LABORATORIES, ROCKY MOUNTAINS, SEDIMENTS, TUBES, INORGANIC MATERIALS, NECK(ANATOMY).

Subject Categories : Biochemistry
      Water Pollution and Control
      Hydrology, Limnology and Potamology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE