Bioremediation (Natural Attenuation and Biostimulation) of Diesel-Oil-Contaminated Soil in an Alpine Glacier Skiing Area

  title={Bioremediation (Natural Attenuation and Biostimulation) of Diesel-Oil-Contaminated Soil in an Alpine Glacier Skiing Area},
  author={Rosa Margesin and Franz Schinner},
  journal={Applied and Environmental Microbiology},
  pages={3127 - 3133}
  • R. MargesinF. Schinner
  • Published 1 July 2001
  • Medicine, Environmental Science
  • Applied and Environmental Microbiology
ABSTRACT We investigated the feasibility of bioremediation as a treatment option for a chronically diesel-oil-polluted soil in an alpine glacier area at an altitude of 2,875 m above sea level. To examine the efficiencies of natural attenuation and biostimulation, we used field-incubated lysimeters (mesocosms) with unfertilized and fertilized (N-P-K) soil. For three summer seasons (July 1997 to September 1999), we monitored changes in hydrocarbon concentrations in soil and soil leachate and the… 

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