Department of Chemical Engineering, Durland Hall, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS 66506-5102, 913-532-5584, FAX 913-532-7372
Experiments were conducted to investigate the fate of ethylbenzoate and soil microorganisms in shallow aquifers. Biodegradation and volatilization have been identified to be the major mechanisms in attenuating ethylbenzoate in contaminated soils. The parameters of an available model have been obtained by fitting it to the experimental data. Various facets of biodegradation, including the effects of mass transfer resistance and initial distribution of microorganisms, have been numerically analyzed on the basis of the model.
bioremediation, aquifer, volatilization, mass transfer
This paper is from the Proceedings of the 10th Annual Conference on Hazardous Waste Research 1995, published in hard copy and on the Web by the Great Plains/Rocky Mountain Hazardous Substance Research Center.
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