publication . Thesis . 2006

Evaluation of Anaerobic Biodegradation of Organic Carbon Extracted from Aquifer Sediment

Kelly, Catherine Aileen;
Open Access
  • Published: 06 Sep 2006
  • Publisher: Virginia Tech
  • Country: United States
Abstract
In conjunction with ongoing studies to develop a method for quantifying potentially biodegradable organic carbon (Rectanus et al 2005), this research was conducted to evaluate the extent to which organic carbon extracted using this method will biodegrade in anaerobic environments. The ultimate goal is to use this method for the evaluation of chloroethene contaminated sites in order to estimate the long-term sustainability of monitored natural attenuation (MNA) as a remediation strategy. Although relatively recalcitrant under aerobic conditions, the breakdown of chlorinated solvents primarily occurs through the anaerobic process of reductive dechlorination. The b...
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free text keywords: bioremediation, organic carbon, biodegradable, TOC
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