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Bioremediation of maleic anhydride contaminated soil

Yin, C-Y, Ng, H.S. and Abdul-Talib, S. (2008) Bioremediation of maleic anhydride contaminated soil. In: Fourth International Conference on Prevention, Assessment, Rehabilitation and Development of Brownfield Sites, 6 - 8 may 2008, Cepalonia, Greece pp. 131-135.

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This paper presents a bench-scale study of bioremediation of soil contaminated with maleic anhydride.

A quantity of 300 kg of contaminated soil was collected from a petrochemical plant in Malaysia and divided into three portions in order to investigate the effects of nutrient addition as well as mechanical aeration on the biodegradation rate of the contaminants.

Online parameters measured included moisture content, redox potential, temperature and pH.

The highest first-order biodegradation rate constant was determined to be 6.658 day-1 for soil pile with addition of nutrients and mechanical aeration.

Item Type: Conference Paper
Publisher: WIT Press
Copyright: 2008 WIT Press
Notes: Appears in Brownfields IV: Prevention, Assessment, Rehabilitation and Development of Brownfield Sites. E. Beriatos, E. and Brebbia, C.A. (eds), WIT Transactions on Ecology and the Environment, Vol 107. WIT Press, pp 131 - 135
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