In Situ Bioremediation: When Does it Work?
National Research Council, Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences, Commission on Engineering and Technical Systems, Committee on In Situ Bioremediation
National Academies Press, Feb 1, 1993 - Science - 224 pages
In situ bioremediation--the use of microorganisms for on-site removal of contaminants--is potentially cheaper, faster, and safer than conventional cleanup methods. But in situ bioremediation is also clouded in uncertainty, controversy, and mistrust.
Bioremediation experts representing academic research, field practice, regulation, and industry provide accessible information and case examples; they explore how in situ bioremediation works, how it has developed since its first commercial use in 1972, and what research and education efforts are recommended for the future. The volume includes a series of perspective papers.
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EXECUTIVE SUMMARY 1
BACKGROUND PAPERS 97
Site Characteristics that Favor In Situ Bioremediation 40
THE CURRENT PRACTICE OF BIOREMEDIATION 47
EVALUATING IN SITU BIOREMEDIATION 63
Proving Intrinsic Bioremediation of a Spill at a Natural Gas 86
B Biographical Sketches of Committee Members and Staff 195