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Title: Use of serospecific biocarrier compositions for enhanced biodegradation and bioremediation of groundwater

Abstract

This invention relates to composition and method for degrading pollutants in-situ. The composition comprises a biocarrier coated with an antigen-specific antibody that attracts and binds pollution-degrading antigens. The biocarrier, which is preferably in the form of glass microspheres, is coated with one or more strains of antibody. The antibody may be placed into the ground in or near the source of pollutants where it may attract antigens present and bind them, or the antibodies may be first exposed to the antigens and then placed in the ground. Alternatively, the coated biocarriers may be used to degrade pollutants in ground water pumped to the surface and through a biofilter containing the biocarriers. The remediated groundwater can then be returned to the soil.

Authors:
Publication Date:
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
20013229
DOE Contract Number:  
AC09-89SR18035
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Other Information: PBD: 2 Nov 1999
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
54 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES; GROUND WATER; BIODEGRADATION; REMEDIAL ACTION; IN-SITU PROCESSING; CHEMICAL COMPOSITION; ANTIGEN-ANTIBODY REACTIONS

Citation Formats

Fliermans, C B. Use of serospecific biocarrier compositions for enhanced biodegradation and bioremediation of groundwater. United States: N. p., 1999. Web.
Fliermans, C B. Use of serospecific biocarrier compositions for enhanced biodegradation and bioremediation of groundwater. United States.
Fliermans, C B. Tue . "Use of serospecific biocarrier compositions for enhanced biodegradation and bioremediation of groundwater". United States.
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author = {Fliermans, C B},
abstractNote = {This invention relates to composition and method for degrading pollutants in-situ. The composition comprises a biocarrier coated with an antigen-specific antibody that attracts and binds pollution-degrading antigens. The biocarrier, which is preferably in the form of glass microspheres, is coated with one or more strains of antibody. The antibody may be placed into the ground in or near the source of pollutants where it may attract antigens present and bind them, or the antibodies may be first exposed to the antigens and then placed in the ground. Alternatively, the coated biocarriers may be used to degrade pollutants in ground water pumped to the surface and through a biofilter containing the biocarriers. The remediated groundwater can then be returned to the soil.},
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year = {1999},
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