Chemical Mass Balance Approach to Field-Scale Evaluation of Bioremediation
Recent activities by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency through the Biosystems Fields Initiative, as well as by the Departments of Defense and Energy, indicate an increased emphasis on field-scale deployment and evaluation of bioremediation, with a supportive role for laboratory-scale testing. Due to the complex nature of contaminated soil and the variety of soil bioremediation techniques, the application and evaluation of bioremediation as a field-scale technology has not been consistent from site to site. An approach that takes into account site -specific characteristics that can be utilized for all sites and for all forms of bioremediation would provide the regulatory and user communities with a consistent and useful tool.
Sims, Ronald C. and Sims, J. L., "Chemical Mass Balance Approach to Field-Scale Evaluation of Bioremediation" (1995). Biological Engineering Faculty Publications. Paper 28.