Nitrogen limited biobarriers remove atrazine from contaminated water: laboratory studies.

@article{Hunter2009NitrogenLB,
  title={Nitrogen limited biobarriers remove atrazine from contaminated water: laboratory studies.},
  author={William J. Hunter and Dale L. Shaner},
  journal={Journal of contaminant hydrology},
  year={2009},
  volume={103 1-2},
  pages={29-37}
}
Atrazine is one of the most frequently used herbicides. This usage coupled with its mobility and recalcitrant nature in deeper soils and aquifers makes it a frequently encountered groundwater contaminant. We formed biobarriers in sand filled columns by coating the sand with soybean oil; after which, we inoculated the barriers with a consortium of atrazine-degrading microorganisms and evaluated the ability of the barriers to remove atrazine from a simulated groundwater containing 1 mg L(-1… CONTINUE READING
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