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Creosote-contaminated sites: their potential for bioremediation

Abstract

Coal tar creosote contamination is generally associated with surface soils, waters in treatment lagoons or evaporation areas, and groundwater contaminated with leachate from the above sources. The basic principle of bioremediation is to exploit the ability of microorganisms to catabolize a wide range of organic substrates. There are limitations which much be addressed if in situ bioremediation is to be successful: the pollutant must be in a chemical state conducive to microbial utilization, aeration and nutrient supplementation are essential elements of many in situ treatments, and there must be present an acclimated microbial population capable of degrading the pollutant. 35 refs., 3 tabs.
Authors:
Mueller, J G; Chapman, P J; Pritchard, P H [1] 
  1. US EPA Environmental Research Laboratory, Gulf Breeze, FL (USA)
Publication Date:
Oct 01, 1989
Product Type:
Journal Article
Reference Number:
CLA-90-060512; EDB-90-083886
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Environmental Science and Technology; (USA); Journal Volume: 23:10
Subject:
01 COAL, LIGNITE, AND PEAT; 54 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES; CREOSOTE; LAND POLLUTION; LAND RECLAMATION; BIODEGRADATION; AEROBIC CONDITIONS; DECONTAMINATION; GROUND WATER; MICROORGANISMS; REMEDIAL ACTION; SOILS; SURFACE CONTAMINATION; SURFACE WATERS; WATER POLLUTION; CHEMICAL REACTIONS; CLEANING; CONTAMINATION; DECOMPOSITION; HYDROGEN COMPOUNDS; OXYGEN COMPOUNDS; POLLUTION; WATER; 010900* - Coal, Lignite, & Peat- Environmental Aspects; 540220 - Environment, Terrestrial- Chemicals Monitoring & Transport- (1990-)
OSTI ID:
6936957
Country of Origin:
United States
Language:
English
Other Identifying Numbers:
Journal ID: ISSN 0013-936X; CODEN: ESTHA
Submitting Site:
CLA
Size:
Pages: 1197-1201
Announcement Date:

Citation Formats

Mueller, J G, Chapman, P J, and Pritchard, P H. Creosote-contaminated sites: their potential for bioremediation. United States: N. p., 1989. Web. doi:10.1021/es00068a003.
Mueller, J G, Chapman, P J, & Pritchard, P H. Creosote-contaminated sites: their potential for bioremediation. United States. doi:10.1021/es00068a003.
Mueller, J G, Chapman, P J, and Pritchard, P H. 1989. "Creosote-contaminated sites: their potential for bioremediation." United States. doi:10.1021/es00068a003. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/10.1021/es00068a003.
@misc{etde_6936957,
title = {Creosote-contaminated sites: their potential for bioremediation}
author = {Mueller, J G, Chapman, P J, and Pritchard, P H}
abstractNote = {Coal tar creosote contamination is generally associated with surface soils, waters in treatment lagoons or evaporation areas, and groundwater contaminated with leachate from the above sources. The basic principle of bioremediation is to exploit the ability of microorganisms to catabolize a wide range of organic substrates. There are limitations which much be addressed if in situ bioremediation is to be successful: the pollutant must be in a chemical state conducive to microbial utilization, aeration and nutrient supplementation are essential elements of many in situ treatments, and there must be present an acclimated microbial population capable of degrading the pollutant. 35 refs., 3 tabs.}
doi = {10.1021/es00068a003}
journal = {Environmental Science and Technology; (USA)}
volume = {23:10}
journal type = {AC}
place = {United States}
year = {1989}
month = {Oct}
}