A review of electrokinetically enhanced bioremediation technologies for PHs

Saini, Anish and Bekele, Dawit Nega and Chadalavada, Sreenivasulu ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-5000-8313 and Fang, Cheng and Naidu, Ravi (2020) A review of electrokinetically enhanced bioremediation technologies for PHs. Journal of Environmental Sciences, 88. pp. 31-45. ISSN 1001-0742


Since the early 1980’s there have been several different strategies designed and applied to the remediation of subsurface environment including physical, chemical and biological approaches. They have had varying degrees of success in remediating contaminants from subsurface soils and groundwater. The objective of this review is to examine the range of technologies for the remediation of contaminants, particularly petroleum hydrocarbons, in subsurfaces with a specific focus on bioremediation and electrokinetic remediation. Further, this review examines the efficiency of remediation carried out by combining bioremediation and electrokinetic remediation. Surfactants, which are slowly becoming the selected chemicals for mobilizing contaminants, are also considered in this review. The current knowledge gaps of these technologies and techniques identified which could lead to development of more efficient ways of utilizing these technologies or development of a completely new technology.

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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
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Date Deposited: 03 Mar 2022 23:19
Last Modified: 30 Mar 2022 03:32
Uncontrolled Keywords: Bioremediation; Electrokinetics; Petroleum hydrocarbons (PH); Remediation; Subsurface contamination
Fields of Research (2020): 40 ENGINEERING > 4011 Environmental engineering > 401102 Environmentally sustainable engineering
Identification Number or DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jes.2019.08.010
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/47326

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