Microbial degradation of BTEX in the vadose zone and its implications in the soil matric potential

S, Karthick (2015) Microbial degradation of BTEX in the vadose zone and its implications in the soil matric potential. Masters thesis, Indian Institute of Technology Hyderabad.

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Abstract

Benzene, toluene, ethyl benzene and xylene collectively known as BTEX, is a well- known industrial solvent which enters the subsurface through leakages from underground storage tanks, pipelines, accidental spills and leaching land fills. Fate of BTEX is mainly encountered by the microbial activity in the subsurface. Microorganisms may significantly influence the fate and transport of these compounds in the vadose zone by utilizing them as metabolite or co-metabolites. Meantime the growth of bacteria in vadose zone results in the modification of physical and hydraulic properties. The present study involves the microbial degradation of BTEX under batch and continuous mode and also the estimation of soil matric potential due to microbial growth in the unsaturated soil.

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Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Bio remediation, Vadose Zone, Soil Matric Potential, TD483
Subjects: Civil Engineering > Soil Structure Interaction
Divisions: Department of Civil Engineering
Depositing User: Library Staff
Date Deposited: 13 Oct 2015 04:33
Last Modified: 13 Oct 2015 04:33
URI: http://raiith.iith.ac.in/id/eprint/1933
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