US Patent 6,719,902
United States Patent and Trademark Office
University of Iowa Research Foundation (Iowa City, IA, US)
Disclosed are methods, devices and apparatus for bioremediation of mixed waste aquifers, based on a synergistic combination of reductive treatment using zero-valent iron and anaerobic biotransformations. Also disclosed are methods for in situ and ex situ remediation of groundwater and wastewater via these iron-bacterial compositions in a variety of devices including batch reactors, permeable and semipermeable reactive barriers, flow-through reactors, fluidized bed reactors, and sediment tanks.
Alvarez, Pedro J.; Till, Brian A.; Weathers, Lenly J.; Parkin, Gene F.; and Schnoor, Jerald L. Fe(o)-based bioremediation of aquifers contaminated with mixed wastes. US Patent 6,719,902 filed August 27, 2001 and issued April 13, 2004. https://ir.uiowa.edu/patents/351