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Project Status: complete

Report Published February 1994:

Title: Assessment of airborne emissions from bioremediation processes

Principal Investigator / Author(s): Eweis, Juana

Contractor: UC Davis

Contract Number: a132-083

Research Program Area: Emissions Monitoring & Control, Health & Exposure

Topic Areas: Ambient Air Quality Stds, Stationary Sources, Toxic Air Contaminants


This report presents a critical review of the literature on bioremediation processes and air emissions from such processes. It includes an overview of microbial activities as they relate to bioremediation. A discussion of the biodegradation pathways of the major classes of contaminants (e.g., hydrocarbons, halogenated aliphatic compounds, and halogenated aromatic compounds) is included. The report includes a description of the different types of bioremediation processes in use, and a discussion of the air emissions expected from such processes. Wherever possible, quantitative examples of observed air emissions are quoted from the studies in the literature. Methods for monitoring and sampling of air emissions from bioremediation processes, and methods for controlling such emissions are also discussed in this part of the report.


For questions regarding this research project, including available data and progress status, contact: Heather Choi at (916) 322-3893

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