Accession Number : ADA296179

Title :   Laboratory Studies on Biodegradation of Organics in South Tank Farm Plume Aquifer Samples. Biodegradation of Organics in STFP.

Corporate Author : SHELL OIL CO DENVER CO

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

PDF Url : ADA296179

Report Date : 10 DEC 1990

Pagination or Media Count : 8

Abstract : Bioremediation of organics in nutrient-amended groundwater has been successful for aromatic hydrocarbons like benzene, toluene, and xylenes. These compounds are present in the RMA South Tank Farm Plume (STFP) including dicyclopentadiene and bicycloheptadiene. A project work plan has been developed to study natural and enhanced microbial degradation of these compounds in aquifer cores from the STFP. Laboratory screening experiments will be performed in soil-ground water microcosms supplemented with oxygen and/or nutrients.

Descriptors :   *AQUIFERS, *AROMATIC HYDROCARBONS, *CONTAMINATION, *BIODETERIORATION, LABORATORY TESTS, BENZENE, CORES, WATER, ENZYMES, NUTRIENTS, OXYGEN, PLANNING, ORGANIC MATERIALS, XYLENES, PLUMES, BIODEGRADATION, SOUTH(DIRECTION), MICROORGANISMS, PENTADIENES, CYCLOALKENES, TOLUENES.

Subject Categories : Geology, Geochemistry and Mineralogy
      Biochemistry
      Organic Chemistry
      Water Pollution and Control

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE