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Applying Ozone to Accelerate Remediation of Petroleum-Contaminated Soils

Abstract Petroleum contamination is ubiquitous during extraction, transportation, refining, and storage. Contamination damages the soil’s ecosystem function, reduces its aesthetics, and poses a potential threat to human beings. The overall goals of this dissertation are to advance understanding of the mechanisms behind ozonation of petroleum-contaminated soil and to configure an effective integrated bioremediation + ozonation remedial strategy to remove the overall organic carbon. Using a soil column, I conducted batch ozonation experiments for different soils and at different moisture levels. I measured multiple parameters: e.g., total petroleum hydrocarbons (TPH) and dissolved organic carbon (DOC), to build a full understanding of the data th... (more)
Created Date 2018
Contributor Chen, Tengfei (Author) / Rittmann, Bruce E (Advisor) / Westerhoff, Paul (Committee member) / Krajmalnik-Brown, Rosa (Committee member) / Delgado, Anca G (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Environmental engineering / Bioremediation / Carbon balance / Multi-stage integration / Ozone / Total Petroleum Hydrocarbons (TPH)
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 163 pages
Language English
Note Doctoral Dissertation Civil, Environmental and Sustainable Engineering 2018
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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