Biological transformation of organic pollutants in groundwater
Article first published online: 3 JUN 2011
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Eos, Transactions American Geophysical Union
Volume 64, Issue 33, page 505, 16 August 1983
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1983), Biological transformation of organic pollutants in groundwater, Eos Trans. AGU, 64(33), 505–505, doi:10.1029/EO064i033p00505., and (
- Issue published online: 3 JUN 2011
- Article first published online: 3 JUN 2011
Recent investigations have discovered surprisingly high numbers of microorganisms in shallow water-table aquifers. Evidence is accumulating that these microorganisms may, under certain circumstances, transform many of the organic pollutants that enter the subsurface environment. These transformations can lead to total destruction of the pollutant or to the production of new organic pollutants.