groundwater microbial monitoring Articles

  • Seasonal variation in the microbial quality of shallow groundwater in the Kathmandu Valley, Nepal

    To develop effective groundwater pollution control strategies for the Kathmandu Valley, Nepal, seasonal variations in microbial quality and their underlying mechanisms must be understood. However, to date, there are no studies that address these topics. In this study, groundwater samples from dug wells were collected during the dry and wet seasons from 2009 to 2012, and Escherichia coli ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Hand-pumps as reservoirs for microbial contamination of well water

    The retention and release of total coliforms and Escherichia coli was investigated in hand-pumps removed from tubewells tapping a faecally contaminated aquifer in Matlab, Bangladesh, and from a new hand-pump deliberately spiked with E. coli. All hand-pumps were connected to reservoirs of sterile water and flushed. Faecal coliforms were observed in the discharge from all three of ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Soil & Groundwater Treatment of Tetrochloroethene (PERC)

    Project: Treated 200-300 cubic yards of Tetrachloroethene contaminated soil and groundwater Client: Dry Cleaners Location: Lexington, Kentucky Scope of work: In-Situ Bioremediation Project cost: $3,500 per treatment (Included products and labor) Source of contamination: Leaking ...


    By Catalina Biosolutions

  • Water quality and microbial diversity in cisterns from semiarid areas in Brazil

    Harvesting rainwater is a common practice worldwide, particularly in areas with no access to a public water supply or insufficient groundwater reserves. More than two million people living in semiarid regions of Brazil consume rainwater stored in cisterns, and little information is available regarding the water quality. Despite the initial good quality of the rainwater, its harvest and storage ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • 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 ...


  • Groundwater contamination of 1,1,1-TCA, PCE - Manufacturing facility

    LOCATION:  Glen Cove, New YorkPROJECT DATE:  September 2000 to presentCLIENT:  Confidential BACKGROUND: Groundwater in a sand and gravel aquifer beneath this active manufacturing facility was contaminated with 1,1,1-TCA (concentrations up to 480 mg/L), PCE, and their degradation products. The site owner, faced with a long term (in excess of 100 years) and expensive pump and treat ...


    By Terra Systems, Inc. (TSI)

  • TCE contamination of the groundwater - Altus air force base

    LOCATION:  Altus Air Force Base, OklahomaPROJECT DATE:  November 2001 to presentCLIENT:  Air Force Center for Environmental Excellence (AFCEE) BACKGROUND: TCE contamination of the groundwater was found at the Altus AFB Site SS-17 at a depth of 7 to 20 feet below ground surface. The aquifer at Altus AFB consists unconsolidated fine-grained alluvial deposits, primarily clay, overlying a fractured ...


    By Terra Systems, Inc. (TSI)

  • Groundwater Remediation at Low Flow/Low Permeability Sites using HRC

    Rocky Flats Environmental Technology Site (RFETS) is located near Golden, Colorado. A groundwater plume of tetrachlorethene (PCE) and other volatile organic compounds (VOCs) developed at the PU&D Yard site as a result of prior spills at this location. A treatability study evaluated the effectiveness of the Hydrogen Release Compound (HRC®) in low-flow groundwater regimes. HRC is a proprietary, ...


    By Regenesis

  • Performance of a permeable reactive barrier for in situ removal of ammonium in groundwater

    Nitrogen as ammonium (NH4+-N) is one of the most common nitrogen contaminants in groundwater; this is particularly true in the industrial and agricultural regions of northern China, where rapid population growth and economic development have stressed public water supplies and reduced groundwater quality. In this study, we report the performance of a zeolite permeable reactive ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • ISCR-Enhanced Bioremediation Accelerates Groundwater Cleanup at Active Manufacturing Facility

    In the winter of 2008, full-scale in situ chemical reduction (ISCR) was implemented as a removal action at the Siltronic Corporation site in Portland, OR, to treat a source area contaminated by releases of TCE. The source area was considered to be the portion of the site with concentrations of TCE in groundwater greater than 11,000 µg/L, suggesting the ...


  • Remediation of BTEX in Groundwater with LNAPL Using Oxygen Releasing Materials (ORM).

    Abstract: A field scale study was conducted at a former gasoline service station to evaluate the remediation of groundwater contaminated with dissolved benzene, toluene, ethylbenzene, and xylenes (BTEX) using oxygen-releasing materials (ORM). The injection of oxygen through ORM slurry was the remedial alternative chosen to enhance the in-situ microbial degradation of the BTEX in groundwater. ...


    By Regenesis

  • Treatment of Perchlorate and 1,1,1-Trichloroethane in Groundwater using Edible Oil Substrate (EOS®)

    ABSTRACT: Laboratory studies and a pilot-scale field test are being conducted to evaluate the use of edible oil emulsions for biodegradation of perchlorate and 1,1,1-trichloroethane (1,1,1-TCA) in groundwater at a site in Maryland. The patented Edible Oil Substrate (EOS®) process is a cost-effective approach for stimulating in situ anaerobic biodegradation with little or no operation and ...


    By EOS Remediation, LLC

  • Ex Situ Biological Treatment for Groundwater, Surface Water, and Leachate

    The main advantage of ex situ treatment is that it generally requires shorter time periods, and there is more certainty about the uniformity of treatment because of the ability to monitor and continuously mix the groundwater. However, ex situ treatment requires pumping of groundwater, leading to increased costs and engineering for equipment, possible permitting, and material handling. ...

  • 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 ...


    By Regenesis

  • Evaluating the performance of water purification in a vegetated groundwater recharge basin maintained by short-term pulsed infiltration events

    Infiltration of surface water constitutes an important pillar in artificial groundwater recharge. However, insufficient transformation of organic carbon and nutrients, as well as clogging of sediments often cause major problems. The attenuation efficiency of dissolved organic carbon (DOC), nutrients and pathogens versus the risk of bioclogging for intermittent recharge were studied in an ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Several natural indicators of radial well ageing at the Belgrade Groundwater Source, part 2

    From 2005 to 2009, research was conducted at the Belgrade Groundwater Source (BGWS) to investigate the process of clogging of wells with horizontal lateral screens (radial wells). The clogging process was monitored via the kinetics of the increase in hydraulic losses at the laterals. A correlation of this process with the redox potential, the iron concentration in water, and the microbial ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Sorbitol-fermenting Bifidobacteria are indicators of very recent human faecal pollution in streams and groundwater habitats in urban tropical lowlands

    Sorbitol-fermenting Bifidobacteria (SFB) proved to be an excellent indicator of very recent human faecal pollution (hours to days) in the investigated tropical stream and groundwater habitats. SFB were recovered from human faeces and sources potentially contaminated with human excreta. SFB were undetectable in animal faeces and environmental samples not contaminated with human faeces. Microcosm ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • TCE Remediation at a Manufacturing Facility – San Jose, CA

    Site Summary Subsurface investigations at this operating manufacturing facility revealed TCE contamination in groundwater. In-situbioremediation using Hydrogen Release Compound (HRC) was selected as the preferred technology because it offered a low cost accelerated remediation option with only minor impacts on existing business operations. In addition to standard monitoring parameters, this ...


    By Regenesis

  • Assessment of the impact of traditional septic tank soakaway systems on water quality in Ireland

    One of the key threats to groundwater and surface water quality in Ireland is the impact of poorly designed, constructed or maintained on-site wastewater treatment systems. An extensive study was carried out to quantify the impact of existing sites on water quality. Six existing sites, consisting of a traditional septic tank and soakaway system, located in various ranges of subsoil ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • 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 ...


    By Regenesis

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