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Biodegradation: updating the concepts of control for microbial cleanup in contaminated aquifers

Rainer U Meckenstock, Martin Elsner, Christian Griebler, Tillmann Lueders, Christine Stumpp, Jens Aamand, Spiros N Agathos, Hans-Jørgen Albrechtsen, Leen Bastiaens, Poul L Bjerg, et al. (2015) ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY. 49(12). p.7073-7081
abstract
Biodegradation is one of the most favored and sustainable means of removing organic pollutants from contaminated aquifers but the major steering factors are still surprisingly poorly understood. Growing evidence questions some of the established concepts for control of biodegradation. Here, we critically discuss classical concepts such as the thermodynamic redox zonation, or the use of steady state transport scenarios for assessing biodegradation rates. Furthermore, we discuss if the absence of specific degrader populations can explain poor biodegradation. We propose updated perspectives on the controls of biodegradation in contaminant plumes. These include the plume fringe concept, transport limitations, and transient conditions as currently underestimated processes affecting biodegradation.
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LANDFILL LEACHATE PLUME, REDUCTIVE DEHALOGENASE GENES, IN-SITU BIOREMEDIATION, PORE-WATER VELOCITY, ANOXIC PADDY SOIL, NATURAL ATTENUATION, MASS-TRANSFER, GEOBACTER-METALLIREDUCENS, BIOGEOCHEMICAL GRADIENTS, FIELD DEMONSTRATION
journal title
ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY
Environ. Sci. Technol.
volume
49
issue
12
pages
7073 - 7081
Web of Science type
Article
Web of Science id
000356755200001
JCR category
ENGINEERING, ENVIRONMENTAL
JCR impact factor
5.393 (2015)
JCR rank
3/50 (2015)
JCR quartile
1 (2015)
ISSN
0013-936X
DOI
10.1021/acs.est.5b00715
language
English
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yes
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A1
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I have transferred the copyright for this publication to the publisher
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6919056
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http://hdl.handle.net/1854/LU-6919056
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2015-09-01 13:38:16
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2016-12-19 15:43:21
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  abstract     = {Biodegradation is one of the most favored and sustainable means of removing organic pollutants from contaminated aquifers but the major steering factors are still surprisingly poorly understood. Growing evidence questions some of the established concepts for control of biodegradation. Here, we critically discuss classical concepts such as the thermodynamic redox zonation, or the use of steady state transport scenarios for assessing biodegradation rates. Furthermore, we discuss if the absence of specific degrader populations can explain poor biodegradation. We propose updated perspectives on the controls of biodegradation in contaminant plumes. These include the plume fringe concept, transport limitations, and transient conditions as currently underestimated processes affecting biodegradation.},
  author       = {Meckenstock, Rainer U and Elsner, Martin and Griebler, Christian and Lueders, Tillmann and Stumpp, Christine and Aamand, Jens and Agathos, Spiros N and Albrechtsen, Hans-J{\o}rgen and Bastiaens, Leen and Bjerg, Poul L and Boon, Nico and Dejonghe, Winnie and Huang, Wei E and Schmidt, Susanne I and Smolders, Erik and S{\o}rensen, Sebastian R and Springael, Dirk and van Breukelen, Boris M},
  issn         = {0013-936X},
  journal      = {ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE \& TECHNOLOGY},
  keyword      = {LANDFILL LEACHATE PLUME,REDUCTIVE DEHALOGENASE GENES,IN-SITU BIOREMEDIATION,PORE-WATER VELOCITY,ANOXIC PADDY SOIL,NATURAL ATTENUATION,MASS-TRANSFER,GEOBACTER-METALLIREDUCENS,BIOGEOCHEMICAL GRADIENTS,FIELD DEMONSTRATION},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {12},
  pages        = {7073--7081},
  title        = {Biodegradation: updating the concepts of control for microbial cleanup in contaminated aquifers},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/acs.est.5b00715},
  volume       = {49},
  year         = {2015},
}

Chicago
Meckenstock, Rainer U, Martin Elsner, Christian Griebler, Tillmann Lueders, Christine Stumpp, Jens Aamand, Spiros N Agathos, et al. 2015. “Biodegradation: Updating the Concepts of Control for Microbial Cleanup in Contaminated Aquifers.” Environmental Science & Technology 49 (12): 7073–7081.
APA
Meckenstock, R. U., Elsner, M., Griebler, C., Lueders, T., Stumpp, C., Aamand, J., Agathos, S. N., et al. (2015). Biodegradation: updating the concepts of control for microbial cleanup in contaminated aquifers. ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY, 49(12), 7073–7081.
Vancouver
1.
Meckenstock RU, Elsner M, Griebler C, Lueders T, Stumpp C, Aamand J, et al. Biodegradation: updating the concepts of control for microbial cleanup in contaminated aquifers. ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY. 2015;49(12):7073–81.
MLA
Meckenstock, Rainer U, Martin Elsner, Christian Griebler, et al. “Biodegradation: Updating the Concepts of Control for Microbial Cleanup in Contaminated Aquifers.” ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY 49.12 (2015): 7073–7081. Print.