Bioremediation of Petroleum Contaminated Sites provides important background information on the major aspects of technologies and related research dealing with the use of biodegradation for treating environmental contamination by toxic organic substances. The book can be used as a broad reference base for developing programs for in situ biorestoration of fuel contaminated soil and groundwater. A detailed appendix includes supplementary technical information for readers needing in-depth information.
Bioremediation of Petroleum Contaminated Sites is an excellent reference for managers, consultants, regulators, hazardous waste professionals, contractors, students, and environmental researchers.
Table of Contents
Acronyms. INTRODUCTION. ORGANIC COMPOUNDS IN REFINED FUELS AND FUEL OILSINDIGENOUS MICROORGANISMS IN BIODEGRADATION. MICROBIAL DEGRADATION AND TRANSFORMATION OF PETROLEUM CONSTITUENTS AND RELATED ELEMENTS. ENHANCEMENT OF BIODEGRADATION. POTENTIAL LIMITATIONS OF BIODEGRADATION. CONCLUSIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS. REFERENCES. APPENDIX (SUPPLEMENTARY TEXT). INDEX.