Describes microbial processes in ground-water systems from the perspective of how they impact water chemistry and quality.
OVERVIEW OF MICROBIOLOGY; History, Geology, and Microbiology; Microorganisms Present in the Ground-Water Environment; Bacterial Growth; Bacterial Metabolism; Bacterial Genetics; Microbial Ecology of Ground-Water Systems; MICROBIAL PROCESSES IN PRISTINE GROUND-WATER SYSTEMS; Abundance and Distribution of Bacteria in the Subsurface; Microbiological Sampling of Subsurface Environments; Biogeochemical Cycling in Ground-Water Systems; Oxidation-Reduction Processes in Ground-Water Systems; MICROBIAL PROCESSES IN CONTAMINATED GROUND-WATER SYSTEMS; Microbial Acclimation to Ground-Water Contamination; Biodegradation and Bioremediation of Petroleum Hydrocarbons in Ground-Water Systems; Biodegradation and Bioremediation of Halogenated Organic Compounds in Ground-Water Systems; References; Index.
FRANCIS H. CHAPELLE is a research hydrologist for the U.S. Geological Survey in Columbia, South Carolina, and is the team leader for the USGS Microbial Studies Group in the South Carolina District. He has also been active in the movement to establish a firm, scientific basis for applying bioremediation strategies to contaminated ground-water systems. He is the 2000 recipient of the O.E. Meinzer award given by the Geological Society of America.