Microbial processes affecting monitored natural attenuation of contaminants in the subsurface
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Published by U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Research and Development, Office of Solid Waste and Emergency Response in [Washington, D.C.?] .
Written in English


  • Groundwater -- Purification,
  • Hazardous wastes -- Natural attenuation

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StatementAnn Azadpour-Keeley, Hugh H. Russell, and Guy W. Sewell
SeriesGround water issue
ContributionsRussell, Hugh H, Sewell, Guy W, United States. Environmental Protection Agency. Office of Research and Development, United States. Environmental Protection Agency. Office of Solid Waste and Emergency Response, Superfund Technology Support Center for Ground Water (Robert S. Kerr Environmental Research Laboratory)
The Physical Object
Pagination18 p.
Number of Pages18
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL13626823M

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Global methane (CH 4) emissions are becoming increasingly important due to the contribution of CH 4 to global warming. Leaking oil and gas wells can lead to subsurface CH 4 gas migration (GM), which can cause both aquifer contamination and atmospheric emissions. Despite the need to identify and quantify GM at oil and gas well pads, effective and reliable monitoring techniques are lacking. Detection and Monitoring of Microbiological Contaminants Protecting groundwater from microbial contamination is a top public health priority. The United States and Canada experience significant levels of gastrointestinal disease from drinking water, more than 70 percent of which is associated with contaminated well water. Natural attenuation processes involve contaminant atten- The microbial transformation of contaminants in soils. but in the process affect several soil parameters like fertility and. 5 Chemical Methods of Microbial Control Types of Disinfectants 2. Halogens: Effective alone or in compounds. B. Chlorine: u When mixed in water forms hypochlorous acid: Cl 2 + H 2 O > H+ + Cl- + HOCl Hypochlorousacid u Used to disinfect drinking water, pools, and sewage. u Chlorine is easily inactivated by organic materials. u Sodium hypochlorite (NaOCl): Is active ingredient of.