A compilation of in situ biodegradation rates for common contaminants in groundwater.

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Aronson, D., Citra, M., Shuler, K., Printup, H., Howard, P. H., Aerobic biodegradation of organic chemicals in environment media: a summary of field and laboratory studies.1999. Provides mean, the range, and individual biodegradation rates under aerobic conditions for common contaminants such as benzene, ethylbenzene, toluene, xylenes (BTEX), naphthalene,  benzo(a)anthracene, and other polyaromatic hydrocarbons.   Results identify both field and laboratory studies.

Aronson, D. and Howard, P. H. Anaerobic biodegradation of organic chemicals in groundwater: a summary of field and laboratory Studies.1997.  Provides mean, the range, and individual biodegradation rates under anaerobic conditions for a range of contaminants such as petroleum, chlorinated hydrocarbon, polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, freons, and ketones.   Results identify both field and laboratory studies.

Aziz, C.E.; et. al., Biochlor chlorinated solvent plume database. 2000.  Presents numerous plume characteristics (plume widths and lengths), plume coincidence, concentrations, and rate constant estimates for common groundwater contaminants (tetrachloroethene, 1,1,1-trichloroethane, 1,1-dichloroethane, and other compounds).

Lawrence, S. J., Description, properties, and degradation of selected volatile organic compounds detected in groundwater – a review of selected literature. 2006.  Comprehensive study that presents common chemical and geochemical parameters used for biodegration evaluations.  Includes degradation pathways, and rate constants for chlorinated alkanes, chlorinated alkenes, chlorinated benzenes, and petroleum compounds.

Pivetz, B., et. al., Groundwater issue paper:  Synthesis report on state of understanding of chlorinated solvent transformation. 2013.  A comprehensive compilation of field and laboratory rate constant measurements for common chlorinated compounds and 1,4-dioxane.

Suarez, M. P. and Rigai, H.S., Biodegradation rates for fuel hydrocarbons and chlorinated solvents in groundwater. 1999.  Aerobic and anaerobic degradation constants for benzene, ethylbenzene, toluene, and xylenes.



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