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Passive treatment of wastewater and contaminated groundwater

United States Patent

December 12, 2006
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A bioremediation system using inorganic oxide-reducing microbial consortia for the treatment of, inter alia coal mine and coal yard runoff uses a containment vessel for contaminated water and a second, floating phase for nutrients. Biodegradable oils are preferred nutrients.
Phifer; Mark A. (N. Augusta, SC), Sappington; Frank C. (Dahlonega, GA), Millings; Margaret R. (N. Augusta, SC), Turick; Charles E. (Aiken, SC), McKinsey; Pamela C. (Aiken, SC)
Westinghouse Savannah River Company (Aiken, SC)
11/ 288,713
November 29, 2005
STATEMENT OF GOVERNMENT RIGHTS The United States Government has rights in this invention pursuant to Contract Number DE-AC09-96-SR18500 between the U.S. Department of Energy and Westinghouse Savannah River Company