Accession Number : ADA324114

Title :   Principles and Practices of Bioventing. Volume I: Bioventing Principles,

Corporate Author : BATTELLE MEMORIAL INST COLUMBUS OH

Personal Author(s) : Leeson, Andrea ; Hinchee, Robert E.

PDF Url : ADA324114

Report Date : 29 SEP 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 178

Abstract : Bioventing is the process of aerating soils to stimulate in situ biological activity and promote bioremediation. Bioventing typically is applied in situ to the vadose zone and is applicable to any chemical that can be aerobically biodegraded, but to date has been implemented primarily at petroleum-contaminated sites. Through the efforts of the U.S. Air Force Bioventing initiative and the U.S. EPA Bioremediation Field initiative, bioventing has been implemented at more than 150 sites and has emerged as one of the most cost-effective and efficient technologies currently available for vadose zone remediation of petroleum-contaminated sites. This document is a culmination of the experience gained from these sites and provides specific guidelines on the principles and practices of bioventing.

Descriptors :   *GASES, *CONTAMINANTS, *SOIL POLLUTION, *HAZARDOUS WASTES, *ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION, *BIODEGRADATION, *FUEL CONTAMINATION, *SOIL SURVEYS, BIOLOGY, EFFICIENCY, FUELS, SOILS, INSTRUCTIONS, PETROLEUM PRODUCTS, AERATION.

Subject Categories : Soil Mechanics
      Fuels
      Solid Wastes Pollution and Control

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE