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  • Enhanced Bioremediation

    Introduction Enhanced bioremediation is a process in which indigenous or inoculated micro-organisms (e.g., fungi, bacteria, and other microbes) degrade (metabolize) organic contaminants found in soil and/or ground water, converting them to innocuous end products. Nutrients, oxygen, or other amendments may be used to enhance bioremediation and contaminant desorption from subsurface materials. ...

  • Enhanced Aerobic Bioremediation of Petroleum UST Releases in Puerto Rico.

    Abstract: Releases of petroleum compounds from underground storage tanks (USTs) containing diesel fuel and gasoline are a serious and increasingly prevalent problem in Puerto Rico. Remediation of groundwater impacted by these releases utilizing common methodologies can be quite costly and require long periods of time to implement. Oxygen is often the limiting factor retarding optimal ...


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  • Aerobic Bioremediation of MTBE and BTEX at a USCG Facility

    Untitled Document Abstract: A full-scale in-situ bioremediation of dissolved methl-tert-butyl-ether (MTBE) and benzene, toluene, ethylbenzene and xylenes (BTEX) was ...


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  • Enhanced Bioremediation in Clay Soils (PDF)

    This case study evaluates the full-scale in-situ application of an electron donor to enhance biodegradation of chlorinated solvents in clay soils and groundwater beneath an active light industrial property in a congested urban setting.A pilot test was successful by varying degrees in three test areas as shown by the production of biodegradation daughter products and microbial end products. The ...


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  • Enhanced Bioremediation of TPH with IXPER® case study

    This remediation has been conducted after removing of leaking underground storage tanks from a former gasoline service station in Bethalto, Illinois, and limited source area excavation and air-site disposal of petroleum-contaminated soils. Dissolved petroleum constituents in excess of state reguatory standards were still observed in the groundwater. It was estimated that the remaining ...


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  • Enhanced In Situ Bioremediation of Chlorinated Solvents (PDF)

    Anaerobic enhancement of a shallow confined silty sand aquifer has resulted in a substantial biodegradation of a dissolved Tetrachloroethene (PCE) plume at a former metal finishing facility in Secaucus, New Jersey. The injection of a time-release hydrogen compound (HRC™) rapidly converted ambient aquifer aerobic conditions to anaerobic, and maintained such conditions throughout the 6-month ...


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  • Combining HVME and Enhanced Bioremediation for Gasoline Contamination in Groundwater

    A leaking underground storage tank at a commercial petroleum retail site located in Haskell, Texas resulted in soil and groundwater petroleum hydrocarbon contamination. This contamination, including benzene, toluene, ethylbenzene, and total xylenes (BTEX) and total petroleum hydrocarbons (TPH) migrated down-gradient below a road and neighboring property. Access below the adjacent roadway was ...


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  • Aerobic and Anaerobic Bioremediation of 1,1-DCE and Vinyl Chloride in Groundwater

    Untitled Document A three-tiered remediation approach is being used for successful field treatment of a 1,1- dichloroethene (1,1-DCE) groundwater plume. The plume is characterized by ...


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  • Aerobic and Anaerobic Bioremediation of cis-1,2-Dichloroethene and Vinyl Chloride

    ABSTRACT This paper presents a comparative study of aerobic and anaerobic bioremediation of cis-1,2-dichloroethene (DCE) and vinyl chloride (VC). The study includes laboratory bench scale testing of anaerobic biodegradation followed by a side by side field pilot test comparing the effectiveness of aerobic and anaerobic biodegradation processes. Prior to initiating the pilot test, DCE and VC ...


    By Weston Solutions, Inc

  • Principal Component Analyses of Groundwater Chemistry Data During Enhanced Bioremediation

    Abstract  A bioremediation project has been monitored for two years at a former sour gas plant site that had ethanolamine, glycol and their degradation products in the subsurface. The active enhanced bioremediation program consisted of dewatering and bioventing. An extensive groundwater monitoring program mapped the distribution of chemical species. Principal component analysis was used to ...


  • A Tale of Two Sites - Enhanced Bioremediation of Explosives Impacted Soils

    The problem with OE compounds in soil A variety of organic explosive (OE) compounds have been used for military, geological and industrial applications throughout North America, and in most industrialized nations. During their manufacture, formulation and storage, these compounds have migrated to the soil. Compounds such as 2,4,6-trinitrotoluene (TNT), hexahydro-1,3,5-trinitro-1,3,5-triazine ...


  • In-situ Aerobic Bioremediation of Recalcitrant Organics: A Case Study Demonstrating Benefits and Potential Limitations

    Abstract A history of spills and/or releases at two adjacent dry cleaning facilties in the Houston, Texas area resulted in significant soil and shallow ground-water contamination. The soils at the adjacent properties (collectively called 'the Site') are relatively permeable allowing for rappid vertical migration at the source area(s) and lateral migration in the shallow ground water. The ...


    By CL Solutions, LLC

  • Bioremediation Technologies for Marine Sediments

      USA – Baltic International Symposium on Advances in Marine Environmental Research, Monitoring and Technologies. Klaipeda, Lithuania. June 15-17, 2004 Global commerce relies heavily on waterborne transportation. Innovative, economical and environmentally sound ways to manage ...


  • Peroxygen Mediated Bioremediation of MTBE.

    ABSTRACT: Evidence is mounting, from laboratory and field studies, that oxygen plays a role in the bioremediation of methyl tertiary butyl ether (MTBE). Our experience with a number of commercial applications of peroxygen, in the form of Oxygen Release Compound (ORCâ), correlates the provision of enhanced aerobic conditions with enhanced MTBE biodegradation. Subsequent laboratory and field ...


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  • Bioremediation of an Oil Spill

    Bioremediation is the method of choice to effectively clean up a small spill of hydrocarbons. In this case, five-hundred liters of BTEX has spilled from an above ground storage tank into a pasture that is located at the west edge of the Royal Roads University (RRU) grounds. The soil is classified as a Gleyed Eutric Brunisol based on recent laboratory analysis; it contains clay, but is fairly ...


  • A Citizen`s Guide to Bioremediation

    What is bioremediation? Bioremediation is a treatment process that uses naturally occurring microorganisms (yeast, fungi, or bacteria) to break down, or degrade, hazardous substances into less toxic or nontoxic substances. Microorganisms, just like humans, eat and digest organic substances for nutrients and energy. In chemical terms, 'organic' compounds are those that contain carbon and hydrogen ...

  • Site Closure Sought after using ORC® Biobarrier to Enhance Aerobic Biodegradation of MTBE and TPHg

    CASE SUMMARY Former Service Station - Bishop, CA Extensive methyl tertiary-butyl ether (MTBE) and total petroleum hydrocarbons as gasoline (TPHg) contamination was discovered within the subsurface as a result of leaking underground storage tanks (USTs) at a former service station. Following the removal of the leaking USTs, a total of 1,192 cubic yards of gasolineimpacted ...


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  • Bioremediation of Effluent the Pulp and Paper Industry

    The treatment of industrial effluent from the paper manufacturing facilities in British Columbia is a major concern because the effluent is discharged into prime salmon habitat in the marine environment (Cross, 1994). High levels of biological oxygen demand (BOD) in the effluent reduce the dissolved oxygen (DO) available to species in the marine environment. In 1988, the Federal Department of ...


  • The In Situ Bioremediation/Groundwater Remediation Process

    In-situ groundwater bioremediation is a technology that encourages growth and reproduction of indigenous microorganisms to enhance biodegradation of organic constituents in the saturated zone. In-situ groundwater bioremediation can effectively degrade organic constituents which are dissolved in groundwater and adsorbed onto the aquifer matrix. The Adventus In Situ Bioremediation/Groundwater ...


  • Evaluation of Aerobic and Anaerobic Degradation of Pentachlorophenol in Groundwater (PDF)

    Bench-scale laboratory tests were conducted to evaluate and compare the enhanced bioremediation of pentachlorophenol (PCP) in groundwater under anaerobic and aerobic conditions. While tests under both conditions showed a significant reduction of PCP over the 3-month test period (greater than 90 percent reduction compared to 40 percent in controls), removal to concentrations below the 10 μg/L ...


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