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GROUND WATER REMEDIATION USING HUMATE ENHANCED AEROBIC COMETABOLISM

United States Patent Application

20130199996
A1
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A process of bioremediation of chlorinated solvents is provided. The process involves stimulating a microbial biomass of bacteria having oxygenase activity through the introduction of natural organic matter, such as a soluble humate, into a contaminated aquifer. The resulting increase in bacterial biomass results in the cometabolism of chlorinated solvents. The process allows remediation of a contaminated aquifer under aerobic conditions.
Looney, Brian B. (Aiken, SC), Lee, M. Hope (Idaho Falls, ID), Yeager, Chris M. (Los Alamos, NM)
13/ 366,814
February 6, 2012
STATEMENT AS TO RIGHTS TO INVENTIONS MADE UNDER FEDERALLY SPONSORED RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT [0001] This invention was made with Government support under Contract No. DE-AC09-08SR22470 awarded by the United States Department of Energy. The Government has certain rights in the invention.