Remediation of Multimedia Contamination from the Wood-Preserving Industry

  • A. Dale Pflug
  • M. Boyd Burton
Part of the Basic Life Sciences book series (BLSC, volume 45)


Microbiology is useful in remediating sites contaminated with toxic and hazardous wastes. This chapter will focus on the wood-preserving industry, an important and proud industry that has a number of challenging environmental problems which it is currently addressing, not unlike the problems faced by many other industries in this country.


Wood Preservative Lagoon Water Site Owner Base Treatment System Wood Preserve 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1988

Authors and Affiliations

  • A. Dale Pflug
    • 1
  • M. Boyd Burton
    • 1
  1. 1.BioTrol, Inc.ChaskaUSA

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