Removing Selenite from Groundwater with an In Situ Biobarrier: Laboratory Studies

  title={Removing Selenite from Groundwater with an In Situ Biobarrier: Laboratory Studies},
  author={William J. Hunter and L. David Kuykendall},
  journal={Current Microbiology},
Laboratory biobarriers were evaluated for their ability to remove selenite from flowing groundwater. Microbial activity in aquifers is usually limited by substrate availability, and biobarriers stimulate microbial activity by providing a substrate; for these studies soybean oil was used. Water containing 10 mg L−1 selenite-Se was pumped through the biobarriers for 74 days and the amount present in the effluent monitored. The amounts remained high for the first 2 weeks of the study but then… CONTINUE READING

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