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System for enhanced longevity of in situ microbial filter used for bioremediation

United States Patent

6,036,852
March 14, 2000
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An improved method for in situ microbial filter bioremediation having increasingly operational longevity of an in situ microbial filter emplaced into an aquifer. A method for generating a microbial filter of sufficient catalytic density and thickness, which has increased replenishment interval, improved bacteria attachment and detachment characteristics and the endogenous stability under in situ conditions. A system for in situ field water remediation.
Carman; M. Leslie (San Ramon, CA), Taylor; Robert T. (Roseville, CA)
The Regents of the University of California (Oakland, CA)
09/ 200,313
November 25, 1998
The United States Government has rights in this invention pursuant to Contract No. W-7405-ENG-48 between the U.S. Department of Energy and the University Of California, for the operation of Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.