Evaluation of Bioremediation in a Coal-Coking Waste Lagoon
Bioremediation is a new and relatively unproven alternative for the destruction of complex organic wastes. While bioremediation of relatively simple hydrocarbons, such as the constituents of gasoline and diesel fuel has been documented for soil and ground water systems, complex molecules such as polyaromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) represent a considerable challenge for biodegradation. Furthermore, the chemistry relative to the sorption/desorption of these compounds from coal and weathered solids is not understood. Bioremediation of this class of compounds, particularly in atypical matrices, is currently the focus of exploration within the bioremediation industry.
KeywordsVadose Zone Total Petroleum Hydrocarbon Saturated Zone Multiple Time Point Tank System
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