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Bioaugmentation with the WBC-2 microbial culture.

Fate and Bioremediation (FAB) Team

Studies within the USGS Maryland-Delaware-DC Water Science Center are divided into teams. To find out more about the FAB Team's current projects, publications, and capabilities, please visit the links in the left menu.

What is the FAB Team?

The FAB Team conducts research on the transport and fate of contaminants in groundwater through the unsaturated and saturated zones using innovative and proven USGS methods. The FAB Team's research focuses on the often complex processes that affect contaminant fate and transport, and includes expertise in wetland environments. The FAB Team performs both field and laboratory studies to understand and describe the microbial, geochemical, hydrogeological processes, and groundwater-surface water interactions, which often govern contaminant fate and transport.

The FAB Team investigates in-situ and ex-situ groundwater remediation methods for hazardous waste sites. Field and laboratory studies are used in the development of effective bioremediation methods. The development of remediation methods include the use of microbial cultures, laboratory microcosms, column experiments, and field pilot tests.

The team maintains collaborations with other agencies, universities and private companies, and also welcomes new collaborators. Funding for projects comes primarily from federal, state, and local government agencies, and from private companies through Technical Assistance or Cooperative Research and Development Agreements.


Explore Information about Site Investigation and Bioremediation

The Fate and Bioremediation (FAB) Team performs many functions related to investigating the fate and transport and bioremediation of hazardous waste. The wheel diagram below gives a more detailed description of each aspect of the investigation of the fate and transport of hazardous, as well as the bioremediation of hazardous waste.


Explore information about site investigation and bioremediation Analytical Lab Description Description of WBC-2 Anaerobic Dechlorinating Culture Bioreactor Description Development of WBC-2 Culture and the Reactive Mat Description of In Situ Microcosms and Laboratory Microcosms Description of Passive Sampling Technique Investigation of Chemical Transport Site Assessment FAB Team Projects

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