Quantification of Petroleum Hydrocarbon Residual and Biodegradation Functional Genes in Rain Garden Field Sites

@inproceedings{LeFevre2010QuantificationOP,
  title={Quantification of Petroleum Hydrocarbon Residual and Biodegradation Functional Genes in Rain Garden Field Sites},
  author={Gregory H LeFevre and Paige J. Novak and Raymond M. Hozalski},
  year={2010}
}
Stormwater is known to convey oils, greases, and polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons from impervious surfaces, and previous studies have indicated that bioretention is effective at removal of these pollutants. Concern has been expressed that such petrochemicals in stormwater could accumulate in the soil during infiltration and create "pollutant depots" in raingardens, resulting in environmental liability for the site owner. This research was performed to determine if petroleum hydrocarbon hotspots… CONTINUE READING