In Situ Bioreclamation

In Situ Bioreclamation

Applications and Investigations for Hydrocarbon and Contaminated Site Remediation

1st Edition - October 10, 1991

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  • Editors: Robert E. Hinchee, Robert F. Olfenbuttel
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483145037

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In Situ Bioreclamation: Applications and Investigations for Hydrocarbon and Contaminated Site Remediation is a collection of selected papers submitted by participants to the international symposium ""In Situ and On-Site Bioreclamation"", held in San Diego, California in March 1991. The book consists of articles, which represent a substantial technical contribution, and technical notes, and brief technology descriptions or reports of preliminary or less substantial studies that proposes and exposes various solutions for the biological treatment of contaminated soil, water, and gas. This volume is one of two that represent the most complete and up-to-date set of papers at the time. The book covers the most comprehensive collection of treatises that presents practices in the reversal of damages to the environment. Solutions vary from proven commercially available technologies for some applications, such as reactor treatment of petroleum hydrocarbons in aqueous steams, to fundamental research in others, such as genetic engineering to develop strains of biodegradable xenobiotics. Environmentalists, scientists, students of natural sciences, civil engineers, and those concerned with the preservation and restoration of nature will find this book invaluable.

Table of Contents

  • Foreword


    A Review of European Bioreclamation Practice

    Bioremediation of Fossil Fuel Contaminated Soils

    Hydrogeologie Considerations for In Situ Bioremediation

    Formulation of Nutrient Solutions for In Situ Biodegradation

    Hydraulic Fracturing to Improve Nutrient and Oxygen Delivery for In Situ Bioreclamation

    The Feasibility of Utilizing Hydrogen Peroxide as a Source of Oxygen in Bioremediation

    Effectiveness and Kinetics of Hydrogen Peroxide and Nitrate-Enhanced Biodegradation of Hydrocarbons

    Laboratory Evaluation of the Utilization of Hydrogen Peroxide for Enhanced Biological Treatment of Petroleum Hydrocarbon Contaminants in Soil

    Soil-Induced Decomposition of Hydrogen Peroxide

    Laboratory and Field Studies on BTEX Biodegradation in a Fuel-Contaminated Aquifer under Denitrifying Conditions

    Hydraulic Circulation System for In Situ Bioreclamation and/or In Situ Remediation of Strippable Contamination

    Numerical Investigation into the Effects of Aquifer Heterogeneity on In Situ Bioremediation

    Application of a Numerical Model to the Performance and Analysis of an In Situ Bioremediation Project

    Biodegradation of Volatile Organic Compounds in Porous Media with Natural and Forced Gas-Phase Advection

    Assessment of In Situ Bioremediation Potential and the Application of Bioventing at a Fuel-Contaminated Site

    A Field-Scale Investigation of Petroleum Hydrocarbon Biodegradation in the Vadose Zone Enhanced by Soil Venting at Tyndall AFB, Florida

    In Situ and On-Site Subsoil and Aquifer Restoration at a Retail Gasoline Station

    Soil Vapour Extraction of Hydrocarbons: In Situ and On-Site Biological Treatment

    Potential Applications for Monitoring Remediations in Australia Using Geoelectric and Soil Gas Techniques

    Stratification of Anoxic BTEX-Degrading Bacteria at Three Petroleum-Contaminated Sites

    Redox Zones Downgradient of a Landfill and Implications for Biodegradation of Organic Compounds

    Disappearance of PAHs in a Contaminated Soil from Mascouche, Québec

    Laboratory and Field Tests for a Biological In Situ Remediation of a Coke Oven Plant

    Technical Notes

    Aerobic Groundwater and Groundwater Sediment Degradation Potential for Xenobiotic Compounds Measured In Situ

    Alkane and Crude Oil Degrading Bacteria from the Petroliferous Soil of India

    Case History of the Application of Hydrogen Peroxide as an Oxygen Source for In Situ Bioreclamation

    Gasoline Spill in Fractured Bedrock Addressed with In Situ Bioremediation

    Integrated Site Remediation Combining Groundwater Treatment, Soil Vapor Extraction, and Bioremediation

    Application of in Situ Bioreclamation to a Low-Permeable Heterogeneous Formation: Evolution of a System in Response to Regulatory and Technical Issues

    Biotransformation of Monoaromatic Hydrocarbons under Anoxic Conditions

    Anaerobic Degradation of Toluene and Xylene: Evidence for Sulphate as the Terminal Electron Acceptor

    Biodegradation of Oil- and Creosote-Related Aromatic Compounds under Nitrate-Reducing Conditions

    Biodegradation of Toluene by a Denitrifying Enrichment Culture

    A Field Experiment for the Anaerobic Biotransformation of Aromatic Hydrocarbon Compounds at Seal Beach, California

    German Experiences in the Biodegradation of Creosote and Gaswork-Specific Substances

    Engineering Design Aspects of an In Situ Soil Vapor Remediation System (Sparging)

    Design and Preliminary Performance Results of a Full-Scale Bioremediation System Utilizing an On-Site Oxygen Generator System

    Simulation of Enhanced In Situ Biorestoration of Petroleum Hydrocarbons

    Modeling Bioremediation: Theory and Field Application

    In Situ Respirometry for Determining Aerobic Degradation Rates

    Subsurface Biogenic Gas Ratios Associated with Hydrocarbon Contamination

    In Situ Bioremediation of JP-5 Jet Fuel

    Hydrocarbon Degradation Potential in Reference Soils and Soils Contaminated with Jet Fuel

    Bioremediation of Soil and Groundwater Contaminated with Stoddard Solvent and Mop Oil Using the PetroClean® Bioremediation System

    In Situ Decontamination of Heavy Metal Polluted Soils Using Crops of Metal-Accumulating Plants - A Feasibility Study

    List of Contributors


Product details

  • No. of pages: 642
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Butterworth-Heinemann 1991
  • Published: October 10, 1991
  • Imprint: Butterworth-Heinemann
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483145037

About the Editors

Robert E. Hinchee

Robert F. Olfenbuttel

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