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Title: Lessons Learned from Bacterial Transport Experiments at the South Oyster Site

Abstract

This paper provides a high-level review of bacterial transport experiments conducted by a multi-investigator, multi-institution, multi-disciplinary team of researchers under the auspices of the U. S. Department of Energy. The experiments considered were conducted during the time period 1999-2001 at a field site near the town of Oyster, Virginia known as the South Oyster Site, and included four major experimental campaigns aimed at understanding and quantifying bacterial transport in the subsurface environment. Several key elements of the research are discussed here: 1) Quantification of bacterial transport in physically and biogeochemically heterogeneous aquifers, 2) evaluation of the efficacy of conventional colloid filtration theory, 3) scale effects in bacterial transport, 4) development of new methods for microbial enumeration and screening for low adhesion strains, 5) application of novel hydrogeophysical techniques for aquifer characterization, and 6) experiences regarding management of a large field research effort.

Authors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Pacific Northwest National Lab. (PNNL), Richland, WA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1026605
Report Number(s):
PNNL-SA-76534
Journal ID: ISSN 0017-467X; GRWAAP; KP1301010; TRN: US201120%%934
DOE Contract Number:  
AC05-76RL01830
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Journal Name:
Ground Water
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 49; Journal Issue: 5; Journal ID: ISSN 0017-467X
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
54 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES; ADHESION; AQUIFERS; COLLOIDS; EVALUATION; FILTRATION; MANAGEMENT; STRAINS; TRANSPORT; BACTERIA; Bacterial transport; bioaugmentation; geomicrobiology; hydrogeophysics; modeling; heterogeneity; field research

Citation Formats

Scheibe, Timothy D, Hubbard, Susan S, Onstott, Tullis C, and Deflaun, Mary F. Lessons Learned from Bacterial Transport Experiments at the South Oyster Site. United States: N. p., 2011. Web. doi:10.1111/j.1745-6584.2011.00831.x.
Scheibe, Timothy D, Hubbard, Susan S, Onstott, Tullis C, & Deflaun, Mary F. Lessons Learned from Bacterial Transport Experiments at the South Oyster Site. United States. doi:10.1111/j.1745-6584.2011.00831.x.
Scheibe, Timothy D, Hubbard, Susan S, Onstott, Tullis C, and Deflaun, Mary F. Tue . "Lessons Learned from Bacterial Transport Experiments at the South Oyster Site". United States. doi:10.1111/j.1745-6584.2011.00831.x.
@article{osti_1026605,
title = {Lessons Learned from Bacterial Transport Experiments at the South Oyster Site},
author = {Scheibe, Timothy D and Hubbard, Susan S and Onstott, Tullis C and Deflaun, Mary F},
abstractNote = {This paper provides a high-level review of bacterial transport experiments conducted by a multi-investigator, multi-institution, multi-disciplinary team of researchers under the auspices of the U. S. Department of Energy. The experiments considered were conducted during the time period 1999-2001 at a field site near the town of Oyster, Virginia known as the South Oyster Site, and included four major experimental campaigns aimed at understanding and quantifying bacterial transport in the subsurface environment. Several key elements of the research are discussed here: 1) Quantification of bacterial transport in physically and biogeochemically heterogeneous aquifers, 2) evaluation of the efficacy of conventional colloid filtration theory, 3) scale effects in bacterial transport, 4) development of new methods for microbial enumeration and screening for low adhesion strains, 5) application of novel hydrogeophysical techniques for aquifer characterization, and 6) experiences regarding management of a large field research effort.},
doi = {10.1111/j.1745-6584.2011.00831.x},
journal = {Ground Water},
issn = {0017-467X},
number = 5,
volume = 49,
place = {United States},
year = {2011},
month = {9}
}