© 2013

Bioaugmentation for Groundwater Remediation

  • Hans F. Stroo
  • Andrea Leeson
  • C. Herb Ward

Part of the SERDP ESTCP Environmental Remediation Technology book series (SERDP/ESTCP)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxxix
  2. Delina Y. Lyon, Timothy M. Vogel
    Pages 1-37
  3. Frank E. Löffler, Kirsti M. Ritalahti, Stephen H. Zinder
    Pages 39-88
  4. Robert J. Steffan, Simon Vainberg
    Pages 89-115
  5. Hans F. Stroo, David W. Major, Robert J. Steffan, Stephen S. Koenigsberg, C. Herb Ward
    Pages 117-140
  6. Carol E. Aziz, Ryan A. Wymore, Robert J. Steffan
    Pages 141-169
  7. Erik A. Petrovskis, Wayne R. Amber, Christopher B. Walker
    Pages 171-197
  8. Laura K. Jennings, Cloelle G. S. Giddings, James M. Gossett, Jim C. Spain
    Pages 199-217
  9. Craig S. Criddle, Michael J. Dybas, Gregory M. Tatara, Lance B. Warnick, Georgina Vidal-Gavilan, A. P. Robertson et al.
    Pages 257-288
  10. Cristin L. Bruce, Joseph P. Salanitro, Paul C. Johnson, Gerard E. Spinnler
    Pages 289-312
  11. Thomas A. Krug, Evan Cox, David W. Major, Mark Harkness
    Pages 313-332
  12. Laura A. Hug, Elizabeth A. Edwards, Helen Vrionis, David W. Major
    Pages 333-361
  13. Back Matter
    Pages 363-389

About this book


This volume reviews the past 10 to 15 years of intensive research and development that have led to bioaugmentation becoming an accepted technology. It includes background information on the basic microbial processes involved, as well as a thorough summary of the most important bioaugmentation strategies. It will serve as a valuable resource for environmental remediation professionals who seek to understand, evaluate and implement bioaugmentation. Topics include:

  • A brief history and overview of bioaugmentation.
  • A detailed review of the discovery of Dehalococcoides and the development of reductive dechlorination of chlorinated solvents as a remedial technology.
  • The state-of-the-science for the production and handling of Dehalococcoides bioaugmentation cultures.
  • A practical guide for deciding whether to bioaugment with Dehalococcoides.
  • Design considerations for implementing bioaugmentation.
  • A summary of the monitoring options during bioaugmentation with Dehalococcoides.
  • Reviews of other bioaugmentation techniques, including aerobic cometabolism of chlorinated solvents, and treatment of carbon tetrachloride and methyl tert butyl ether.
  • An analysis of the costs for bioaugmentation of chlorinated aliphatic compounds in groundwater.
  • An assessment of and the uncertainties and opportunities for future bioaugmentation research and development.
Each chapter in this volume has been thoroughly reviewed for technical content by two or more experts in each subject area covered. This volume will provide a useful reference for both practitioners and researchers involved in groundwater remediation.


chlorinated solvents environmental remediation microbial processes

Editors and affiliations

  • Hans F. Stroo
    • 1
  • Andrea Leeson
    • 2
  • C. Herb Ward
    • 3
  1. 1.HydroGeoLogic, Inc.AshlandUSA
  2. 2.Department of Defense Strategic EnvironmArlingtonUSA
  3. 3.Environmental Science & EngineeringRice UniversityHoustonUSA

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