Bioremediation of Sediments Contaminated by Polynuclear Aromatic Hydrocarbons

Major Goals and Objectives

Evaluate the following:

  • Surfactant when present at nontoxic concentrations will increase the rate and extent of utilization of high three-and four-ringed PAHs
  • Components of mixtures of PAHs may inhibit the degradation of PAHs which are otherwise utilized by bacterial strains
  • A sediment slurry system will be favorable for bioremediation of contaminated sediments

Research Information

Principal Investigator:
Deborah Ross
Initiation Date:
1997
Completion Date:
1999
Affiliation:
Indiana University Purdue University Fort Wayne

Contacts

Deborah Ross
ross@ipfw.edu