Experiences in the use of micro-organisms in soil and aquifer decontamination

P. Werner

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Because of the decreasing capacity of land fill, especially for hazardous wastes, there is a high interest in biological treatment of contaminated soil by in-situ and on-site measures. Microbial degradation is a natural process which leads to a mineralization of the pollutants by low energy consumption. The application of biodegradation in the case of soil polluted with hydrocarbons is presented. The requirements of the contaminated sites are discussed. Besides the problems of biodegradation the problems of the availability of the pollutants for the bacteria are pointed out and ways to achieve a higher efficiency are demonstrated. -Author

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)59-63
Number of pages5
JournalUnknown Journal
Publication statusPublished - 1989
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Environmental Science
  • General Earth and Planetary Sciences


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