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

A composition and method for using the composition for degrading pollutants in-situ is presented. 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.
Inventors:
Issue Date:
OSTI Identifier:
555435
Assignee:
US Dept. of Energy, Washington, DC (United States) SRS; SCA: 540220; PA: EDB-98:010883; SN: 97001888263
Patent Number(s):
PATENTS-US-A8583151
Application Number:
ON: DE98001379; PAN: 8-583,151; TRN: AHC29802%%72
Contract Number:
AC09-89SR18035
Resource Relation:
Other Information: PBD: 1995
Research Org:
Westinghouse Savannah River Co., Aiken, SC (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE Office of Environmental Restoration and Waste Management, Washington, DC (United States)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
54 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES; BIODEGRADATION; REMEDIAL ACTION; GROUND WATER; ANTIGEN-ANTIBODY REACTIONS; IN-SITU PROCESSING; WASTE PROCESSING

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