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Title: Methods for microbial filtration of fluids

Abstract

Novel methods for purifying contaminated subsurface groundwater are disclosed. The method is involves contacting the contaminated subsurface groundwater with methanotrophic or heterotrophic microorganisms which produce contaminant-degrading enzymes. The microorganisms are derived from surface cultures and are injected into the ground so as to act as a biofilter. The contaminants which may be treated include organic or metallic materials and radionuclides. 8 figs.

Inventors:
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Issue Date:
Research Org.:
University of California
OSTI Identifier:
187072
Patent Number(s):
5,487,834
Application Number:
PAN: 8-015,237; TRN: 96:006436
Assignee:
Univ. of California, Oakland, CA (United States)
DOE Contract Number:  
W-7405-ENG-48
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Other Information: PBD: 30 Jan 1996
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
05 NUCLEAR FUELS; GROUND WATER; REMEDIAL ACTION; ORGANIC COMPOUNDS; BIODEGRADATION; METALS; RADIOISOTOPES; TECHNOLOGY ASSESSMENT

Citation Formats

Carman, M L, Jackson, K J, Knapp, R B, Knezovich, J P, Shah, N N, and Taylor, R T. Methods for microbial filtration of fluids. United States: N. p., 1996. Web.
Carman, M L, Jackson, K J, Knapp, R B, Knezovich, J P, Shah, N N, & Taylor, R T. Methods for microbial filtration of fluids. United States.
Carman, M L, Jackson, K J, Knapp, R B, Knezovich, J P, Shah, N N, and Taylor, R T. Tue . "Methods for microbial filtration of fluids". United States.
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abstractNote = {Novel methods for purifying contaminated subsurface groundwater are disclosed. The method is involves contacting the contaminated subsurface groundwater with methanotrophic or heterotrophic microorganisms which produce contaminant-degrading enzymes. The microorganisms are derived from surface cultures and are injected into the ground so as to act as a biofilter. The contaminants which may be treated include organic or metallic materials and radionuclides. 8 figs.},
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