Biotechnology Techniques

, Volume 7, Issue 5, pp 385–390 | Cite as

A simple method for conducting laboratory treatability studies to assess potential for In situ bioremediation

  • Richard J. Watts
  • Patrick N. McGuire
  • Ronald E. Hoeppel


A simple, sealed flask system for conducting laboratory treatability studies to assess potential for in situ bioremediation was developed, evaluated, and compared to treatability studies which were open to the atmosphere. The treatability studies were conducted in 40 ml volatile organic analysis (VOA) vials fitted with Teflon septum caps. Contaminant loss was significantly less in the sealed-flasks relative to systems open to the atmosphere.


Atmosphere Organic Analysis Laboratory Treatability Seal Flask Teflon Septum 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Richard J. Watts
    • 1
  • Patrick N. McGuire
    • 2
  • Ronald E. Hoeppel
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Civil and Environmental EngineeringWashington State UniversityPullmanUSA
  2. 2.Blasland & Bauck Engineers, P.C.SyracuseUSA
  3. 3.Environmental Protection DivisionNaval Civil Engineering LaboratoryPort HuenemeUSA

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