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Technical, Economical and Social Aspects of Moving Treatability Studies for In Situ Bioremediation of Contaminated Aquifers from the Laboratory to the Field

Abstract This dissertation explores the use of bench-scale batch microcosms in remedial design of contaminated aquifers, presents an alternative methodology for conducting such treatability studies, and - from technical, economical, and social perspectives - examines real-world application of this new technology. In situ bioremediation (ISB) is an effective remedial approach for many contaminated groundwater sites. However, site-specific variability necessitates the performance of small-scale treatability studies prior to full-scale implementation. The most common methodology is the batch microcosm, whose potential limitations and suitable technical alternatives are explored in this thesis. In a critical literature review, I discuss how continuous-f... (more)
Created Date 2013
Contributor Kalinowski, Tomasz (Author) / Halden, Rolf U (Advisor) / Johnson, Paul C (Committee member) / Krajmalnik-Brown, Rosa (Committee member) / Bennett, Ira (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Environmental engineering / Microbiology / Environmental science / bioremediation / flow-through sediment column / microbial ecology / microcosm / reductive dechlorination / treatability and feasibility studies
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 200 pages
Language English
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Note Ph.D. Biological Design 2013
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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