A comprehensive biological and chemical model for in situ biodegradation of BTEX: The CBC-model

Max Maurer, Bruce Rittmann

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Abstract

A comprehensive biological and chemical model was presented for the in situ biodegradation of BTEX (constitutes the greatest mass of compounds that partition from fuels into groundwater), focusing on the underlying chemical and biological processes that affect measurable chemical properties of a groundwater in which biodegradation of BTEX may be taking place. Under aerobic conditions, the biodegradability was high for all compounds. Under anaerobic conditions the electron acceptors nitrate, iron, manganese, and sulfate could be used for the degradation of most of the BTEX compounds. Under fermentative methanogenic conditions, all BTEX compounds seemed to be degradable. Abiotic chemical reactions had the potential to alter the chemical speciation of a groundwater significantly.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationACS National Meeting Book of Abstracts
Pages582-585
Number of pages4
Volume40
Edition2
StatePublished - 2000
Externally publishedYes
Event220th ACS National Meeting - Wastington, DC, United States
Duration: Aug 20 2000Aug 24 2000

Other

Other220th ACS National Meeting
CountryUnited States
CityWastington, DC
Period8/20/008/24/00

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)

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    Maurer, M., & Rittmann, B. (2000). A comprehensive biological and chemical model for in situ biodegradation of BTEX: The CBC-model. In ACS National Meeting Book of Abstracts (2 ed., Vol. 40, pp. 582-585)