Project #2577

Application of Bioreactor Systems to Low-Concentration Perchlorate-Contaminated Water

$1,140,860
Completed
Principle Investigator
Bruce
Logan
Research Manager
Mr. Frank J Blaha
Contractor
Pennsylvania State University
Compounds of Emerging Concern (CECs)

Abstract

Evaluates the efficiency of a biological process to reduce perchlorate concentrations of up to 1,000 micrograms per liter to levels of 4 - 18 micrograms per liter. Also evaluates the impact of co-contaminants on process performance, characterizes process effluents, and defines post treatment requirements. Includes pilot-scale testing. Published in 2004 as two reports: Bioreactor Systems for Treating Perchlorate-Contaminated Water (90982F) and Biological Treatment and Downstream Processing of Perchlorate-Contaminated Water (91017F).