Accession Number : ADA328446

Title :   Soil Bioremediation (Naturally Aerated Processes)

Descriptive Note : Remedial Action Tech data sheet

Corporate Author : NAVAL ENERGY AND ENVIRONMENTAL SUPPORT ACTIVITY PORT HUENEME CA

PDF Url : ADA328446

Report Date : JUN 1992

Pagination or Media Count : 13

Abstract : Bioremediation is an innovative technology being considered more frequently, and more positively, for the remediation of soil contaminated with organic compounds. The main advantages of soil bioremediation are that it can be done on site (possibly avoiding land disposal restrictions) at relatively low cost and involves destruction of contaminants without transferring them to another media. While many points discussed will be applicable to soil bioremediation in general, the Tech Data Sheet focuses on treatment of soil in the vadose zone (the unsaturated soil above the water table) by solid phase processes (in contrast to the use of liquid phase slurries) using natural aeration.

Descriptors :   *ORGANIC COMPOUNDS, *CONTAMINANTS, *AERATION, *SOIL REMEDIATION, BIOLOGY, LOW COSTS, DESTRUCTION, SLURRIES, LIQUID PHASES, SOIL POLLUTION, DISPOSAL, LAND AREAS, WATER TABLE, SOLID PHASES.

Subject Categories : Soil Mechanics
      Biomedical Instrumentation and Bioengineering
      Solid Wastes Pollution and Control

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE