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ELECTROKINETICALLY ENHANCED EMPLACEMENT OF LACTATE IN A CHLORINATED SOLVENT CONTAMINATED CLAY SITE TO PROMOTE BIOREMEDIATION
Inglis, Ainsley M., Master's thesis, University of Western Ontario. 122 pp, 2018

Using electrokinetics to enhance delivery of amendments and thereby stimulate bioremediation of chlorinated solvent contamination was tested at a field site where lactate was injected into clay under a direct current. Advection at locations with higher hydraulic conductivities contributed to transport of lactate and dilution of aqueous chlorinated solvents. There was evidence of successful delivery of lactate by electromigration (EM) in all monitoring locations at EM lactate transport rates ranging 1.3-3.0 cm/d. Lactate emplacement stimulated the indigenous bacterial populations, and evidence suggests some occurrence of chlorinated solvent biodegradation. https://ir.lib.uwo.ca/etd/5600/



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