Date of Degree
MS (Master of Science)
Civil and Environmental Engineering
Jerald L. Schnoor
First Committee Member
Richard L. Valentine
Second Committee Member
Craig L. Just
In order to protect natural resources and ecosystems at Eglin Air Force Base (EAFB), a strategy must be developed for the containment and/or treatment of explosive contaminants on testing and training ranges under continuous use. Phytoremediation is the direct use of living plants for in situ (in place) remediation of contaminated soil, sludges, sediments, and groundwater through contaminant removal, degradation, or containment. Due to its ability to continuously treat large areas at low cost with low impact to the site, phytoremediation was implemented through a field study at EAFB in order to increase range sustainability.
Air Force Base, Bahiagrass, Energetics, Explosives, Phytoremediation, Remediation
x, 98 pages
Includes bibliographical references (pages 76-79).
Copyright 2011 Matthew Brian Flannigan
Flannigan, Matthew Brian. "Phytoremediation for the treatment of energetic material releases on testing and training ranges at Eglin Air Force Base." MS (Master of Science) thesis, University of Iowa, 2011.