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A New Approach to Groundwater Remediation Treatability Studies - Moving Flow-through Column Experiments from Laboratory to In Situ Operation

Abstract In situ remediation of contaminated aquifers, specifically in situ bioremediation (ISB), has gained popularity over pump-and-treat operations. It represents a more sustainable approach that can also achieve complete mineralization of contaminants in the subsurface. However, the subsurface reality is very complex, characterized by hydrodynamic groundwater movement, geological heterogeneity, and mass-transfer phenomena governing contaminant transport and bioavailability. These phenomena cannot be properly studied using commonly conducted laboratory batch microcosms lacking realistic representation of the processes named above. Instead, relevant processes are better understood by using flow-through systems (sediment columns). However, flow-thr... (more)
Created Date 2013
Contributor Mcclellan, Kristin (Author) / Halden, Rolf U (Advisor) / Johnson, Paul C (Committee member) / Krajmalnik-Brown, Rosa (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Environmental engineering / column study / failure mode / groundwater / in situ / remediation / reproducibility
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 181 pages
Language English
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Note Ph.D. Civil and Environmental Engineering 2013
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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