Provides scientific applications and theories of processes involved with soil and ground-water bioremediationDiscusses the applicability and limitations of techniques for bioremediationCovers field-tested technologiesPresents several case histories
Written by leading soil and ground-water remediation scientists, Handbook of Bioremediation presents information regarding the processes, application, and limitations of using remediation technologies to restore contaminated soil and ground water. It covers field-tested technologies, site characterization requirements for each remediation technology, and the costs associated with their implementation. In addition to discussions and examples of developed technologies, the book provides insights into technologies ranging from theoretical concepts to limited field-scale investigations. In situ remediation systems, air sparging and bioventing, the use of electron acceptors other than oxygen, natural bioremediation, and the introduction of organisms into the subsurface are among the specific topics covered in this invaluable handbook.
Table of Contents
1.Introduction 2.In Situ Bioremediation of Soils and Ground Water Contaminated with Petroleum Hydrocarbons 3.Bioventing of Petroleum Hydrocarbons 4.Treatment of Petroleum Hydrocarbons in Ground Water by Air Sparging 5.Ground-Water Treatment for Chlorinated Solvents 6.Bioventing of Chlorinated Solvents for Ground-Water Cleanup through Bioremediation 7.In Situ Bioremediation Technologies for Petroleum Derived Hydrocarbons Based on Alternate Electron Acceptors 8.Bioremediation of Chlorinated Solvents Using Alternate Electron Acceptors 9.Natural Bioremediation of Hydrocarbon-Contaminated Ground Water 10.Natural Bioremediation of Chlorinated Solvents 11.Introduced Organisms for Subsurface Bioremediation
"A well-organized introductory text for soil and ground-water professionals. The book provides a forthright and easily understandable approach to familiarizing one with the basic concepts of bioremediation as well as current technologies...The processes, case histories, costs, and appropriate applications are thoroughly discussed in each of the technical sections. The authors do not hesitate to discuss limitations of the various processes, and also address areas where more research is warranted"
- Ground Water, March/April 1996