Pilot testing of a bioreactor for perchlorate-contaminated groundwater treatment

Patrick Evans, Allyson Chu, Stephen Liao, Steven Price, Mieko Moody, Doug Headrick, Booki Min, Bruce Logan

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Abstract

Groundwater at the Crafton-Redlands site in Redlands, California is contaminated with perchlorate in addition to chlorinated volatile organic compounds (VOCs). VOCs are removed from extracted groundwater using granular activated carbon, which is ineffective for perchlorate removal. Side-by-side pilot-scale bioreactors for perchlorate removal from extracted groundwater were tested at the site. Preliminary results showed that perchlorate was consistently removed from groundwater to concentrations less than 4 μg/L. Removal was dependent on consistent acetate feed, effective backwash strategy, and sufficient hydraulic residence time.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the Third International Conference on Remediation of Chlorinated and Recalcitrant Compounds
EditorsA.R. Gavaskar, A.S.C. Chen
Pages2017-2021
Number of pages5
StatePublished - Dec 1 2002
EventProceedings of the Third International Conference on Remediation of Chlorinated and Recalcitrant Compounds - Monterey, CA., United States
Duration: May 20 2002May 23 2002

Publication series

NameProceedings of the Third International Conference on Remediation of Chlorinated and Recalcitrant Compounds

Other

OtherProceedings of the Third International Conference on Remediation of Chlorinated and Recalcitrant Compounds
CountryUnited States
CityMonterey, CA.
Period5/20/025/23/02

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Engineering(all)

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    Evans, P., Chu, A., Liao, S., Price, S., Moody, M., Headrick, D., Min, B., & Logan, B. (2002). Pilot testing of a bioreactor for perchlorate-contaminated groundwater treatment. In A. R. Gavaskar, & A. S. C. Chen (Eds.), Proceedings of the Third International Conference on Remediation of Chlorinated and Recalcitrant Compounds (pp. 2017-2021). (Proceedings of the Third International Conference on Remediation of Chlorinated and Recalcitrant Compounds).