Accession Number : ADA323444

Title :   Advanced Fuel Hydrocarbon Remediation National Test Location - Biocell Treatment of Petroleum Contaminated Soils.

Corporate Author : NAVAL FACILITIES ENGINEERING SERVICE CENTER PORT HUENEME CA

Personal Author(s) : Heath, Jeff ; Lory, Ernie

PDF Url : ADA323444

Report Date : MAR 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 4

Abstract : Many military installations face the problem of disposing of small quantities of petroleum hydrocarbon contaminated soils. Biocells are engineered systems that use naturally occurring microbes to degrade fuels and oils into simpler, nonhazardous, and nontoxic compounds. Biocells are able to treat soils contaminated with petroleum based fuels and lubricants, including diesel, jet fuel, and lubricating and hydraulic oils. The microbes use the contaminants as a food source and thus destroy them. By carefully monitoring and controlling air and moisture levels, degradation rates can be increased and total treatment time reduced over natural systems.

Descriptors :   *HYDROCARBONS, *BIODEGRADATION, *SOIL REMEDIATION, CHEMICAL CONTAMINATION, FUEL TANKS, POLLUTANTS, STORAGE TANKS, ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION, PETROLEUM PRODUCTS, OIL SPILLS, PUMPING STATIONS.

Subject Categories : Biomedical Instrumentation and Bioengineering
      Water Pollution and Control

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE