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NGWREF funds research on electrochemically enhanced ground water bioremediation


September 30, 2014
By Ground Water Canada

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Sept. 30, 2014, Westerville, OH – The National Ground Water Research and
Educational Foundation has awarded a grant for a project involving the
bioremediation of ground water.

Sept. 30, 2014, Westerville, OH – The National Ground Water Research and
Educational Foundation has awarded a grant for a project involving the
bioremediation of ground water.

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Daqian Jiang, of the University of Minnesota, will receive $8,000 for his project, entitled “Electrochemically Enhanced
Bioremediation for Attenuation of Arsenic, Nitrate, and Emerging
Contaminants in Groundwater.” The study addresses a key priority area of
NGWREF: the research of emerging contaminants and the development of
remediation technologies that can be used to address current and new
pollutants, said a NGWREF new release.


Further,
said the release, the project integrates well with NGWREF’s mission to address public
concerns about ground water quality through “providing research that can
result in sound, reliable science and innovative, effective, cost-saving
technologies for improved use, management, protection, and remediation
of groundwater resources.”


Jiang’s
proposed research aims to (1) develop a “drop-and-treat” alternative
for enhanced remediation of arsenic, nitrate, and emerging contaminants
in ground water, and (2) produce a prototype device that is an innovative
solution to some long-standing and emerging challenges in ground water
remediation.


It
is also among the first research to investigate the mechanisms of
electro-biochemical remediation of arsenic, nitrate, and emerging
contaminants with advanced molecular techniques, which will collect
critical information needed to assess the scale-up potential of
electrically enhanced bioremediation.


If
successful, the proposed research will introduce a new category of
technologies that has the potential to complement existing
technologies and addressing many emerging challenges in ground water
remediation.