Accession Number : ADA332333

Title :   Site Study for Proposed Landfarm, Fort Benning, Georgia.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : CONSTRUCTION ENGINEERING RESEARCH LAB (ARMY) CHAMPAIGN IL

Personal Author(s) : Mann, Diane K. ; Weiss, Marilyn M. ; Twait, Scott

PDF Url : ADA332333

Report Date : SEP 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 130

Abstract : Soil contaminated with petroleum, oil, and lubricants (POL) is often a problem at U.S. Army installations because of underground storage tanks (USTs) of questionable integrity, equipment leaks, and spills during operations and training. Landfarming is a soil-treatment option that capitalizes on the use of bacteria, which are especially adept at mediating biodegradation of compounds common to petroleum fuels, as a way of cleaning the soil. Microbial decomposition of POL contaminants results in fertile, useable soil and reduces monitoring, maintenance, and cost of landfilling. Fort Benning has been exploring the feasibility of a landfarm as a proactive technology to assure preparedness for spills and leaks that contaminate soil with POL. Preliminary studies led to the selection of a prospective landfarm site. Detailed studies and hydrogeological modeling of the proposed landfarm site followed. This research verified the selected site's positive features for treating POL contaminated soil and explored weaknesses that designing would have to ameliorate.

Descriptors :   *SOILS, BACTERIA, SITES, ARMY FACILITIES, FUELS, CONTAMINATION, STORAGE TANKS, BIODEGRADATION, DECOMPOSITION, LUBRICANTS, PETROLEUM PRODUCTS, MICROORGANISMS, UNDERGROUND STRUCTURES.

Subject Categories : Geology, Geochemistry and Mineralogy

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE