publication . Article . 2017

Contaminated environments in the subsurface and bioremediation: organic contaminants

Christof Holliger; Sarra Gaspard; Guy Glod; Cornelis Heijman; Wolfram Schumacher; René P. Schwarzenbach; Francisco Vazquez;
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  • Published: 02 Aug 2017
  • Country: Switzerland
Abstract
Due to leakages, spills, improper disposal and accidents during transport, organic compounds have become subsurface contaminants that threaten important drinking water resources. One strategy to remediate such polluted subsurface environments is to make use of the degradative capacity of bacteria. It is often sufficient to supply the subsurface with nutrients such as nitrogen and phosphorus, and aerobic treatments are still dominating. However, anaerobic processes have advantages such as low biomass production and good electron acceptor availability, and they are sometimes the only possible solution. This review will focus on three important groups of environmen...
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free text keywords: Microbiology, Infectious Diseases, Reductive dechlorination, Biomass, Electron acceptor, chemistry.chemical_classification, chemistry, Contamination, Carbon dioxide, chemistry.chemical_compound, Bioremediation, Sulfate, Environmental chemistry, Nitrate
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publication . Article . 2017

Contaminated environments in the subsurface and bioremediation: organic contaminants

Christof Holliger; Sarra Gaspard; Guy Glod; Cornelis Heijman; Wolfram Schumacher; René P. Schwarzenbach; Francisco Vazquez;