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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.

Inventors:
 [1];  [2];  [3];  [4];  [5];  [5]
  1. San Ramon, CA
  2. San Leandro, CA
  3. Danville, CA
  4. Stockton, CA
  5. Livermore, CA
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (LLNL), Livermore, CA (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
870273
Patent Number(s):
5487834
Assignee:
Regents of University of California (Oakland, CA)
DOE Contract Number:  
W-7405-ENG-48
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
methods; microbial; filtration; fluids; novel; purifying; contaminated; subsurface; groundwater; disclosed; method; involves; contacting; methanotrophic; heterotrophic; microorganisms; produce; contaminant-degrading; enzymes; derived; surface; cultures; injected; ground; biofilter; contaminants; treated; organic; metallic; materials; radionuclides; metallic materials; involves contacting; metallic material; novel method; subsurface groundwater; purifying contaminated; novel methods; contaminated subsurface; /210/435/

Citation Formats

Carman, Margaret L, Jackson, Kenneth J, Knapp, Richard B, Knezovich, John P, Shah, Nilesh N, and Taylor, Robert T. Methods for microbial filtration of fluids. United States: N. p., 1996. Web.
Carman, Margaret L, Jackson, Kenneth J, Knapp, Richard B, Knezovich, John P, Shah, Nilesh N, & Taylor, Robert T. Methods for microbial filtration of fluids. United States.
Carman, Margaret L, Jackson, Kenneth J, Knapp, Richard B, Knezovich, John P, Shah, Nilesh N, and Taylor, Robert T. Mon . "Methods for microbial filtration of fluids". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/870273.
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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.},
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place = {United States},
year = {1996},
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