Accession Number : ADA323445

Title :   Advanced Fuel Hydrocarbon Remediation National Test Location - Biopile Remediation

Corporate Author : NAVAL FACILITIES ENGINEERING SERVICE CENTER PORT HUENEME CA

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

PDF Url : ADA323445

Report Date : MAR 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 4

Abstract : Biopile remediation is an environmental cleanup technology that uses naturally occurring microbes such as bacteria and fungi to destroy organic contaminants in soil. Certain species of bacteria are able to consume organic pollutants as a food source, thus detoxifying the pollutants. Biopile remediation is effective in treating soils contaminated with petroleum hydrocarbons such as gasoline, grease, jet fuels, diesel fuels, and motor oil. The microbes 'appetite' is enchanced by blowing air through the contaminated soil pile to provide oxygen and adding fertilizer to provide additional solid nutrients.

Descriptors :   *BIODEGRADATION, *SOIL REMEDIATION, CHEMICAL CONTAMINATION, BACTERIA, NUTRIENTS, FUELS, HYDROCARBONS, FUNGI, POLLUTANTS, GREASES, ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION, OILS, GASOLINE, MICROORGANISMS, BIOENGINEERING.

Subject Categories : Biomedical Instrumentation and Bioengineering
      Water Pollution and Control

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE