Research Repository

Remediation of BTEX in groundwater underlying petrochemical plants

Fahy, A and McGenity, TJ (2010) 'Remediation of BTEX in groundwater underlying petrochemical plants.' In: Timmis, KN and McGenity, TJ and van der Meer, JR and de Lorenzo, V, (eds.) Handbook of Hydrocarbon and Lipid Microbiology. Springer, 2609 - 2615. ISBN 9783540775843

Full text not available from this repository.


BTEX are toxic and soluble, and so it is important to monitor their fate in groundwater. Two BTEX-contaminated aquifers underlying petrochemical plants, in the UK and in Germany, have been used as research sites for monitoring and management of natural attenuation. This chapter summarizes some of the recent work carried out at these reference sites: SIReN (Site for Innovative Research in Natural Attenuation) and RETZINA (Reference Test Site Zeitz for the Implementation of the Natural Attenuation Approach).

Item Type: Book Section
Subjects: Q Science > QR Microbiology
Divisions: Faculty of Science and Health > Life Sciences, School of
Depositing User: Terence McGenity
Date Deposited: 24 Apr 2013 08:57
Last Modified: 25 Sep 2019 11:15

Actions (login required)

View Item View Item