Electronic Journal of Biotechnology ISSN: 0717-3458
  © 2008 by Universidad Católica de Valparaíso -- Chile
Vol. 11 No. 1, Issue of January 15, 2008
 


Table 6. Essential soil characteristics for Option 5: Biopile. (Results represent mean ± standard deviation of three replicates).


WAR
Cell

0

2

6

0

2

6

0

2

6

0

2

6

0

2

6

% Moisture by mass

Total hydrocarbon content (mg/kg)

% Organic Carbon

% Total Nitrogen

THB count (x 105 cfu/ml)

A

13 ± 1

12 ± 1

14 ± 2

11 416.5 ± 180

596.6 ± 110

2345.0 ± 80

0.70 ± 0.06

0.61 ± 0.01

0.24 ± 0.03

0.63 ± 0.01

0.36 ± 0.05

0.10 ± 0.01

8.6 ± 0.05

17.5 ± 0.02

13.1 ± 0.01

B

13 ± 2

13 ± 1

15 ± 2

13 114.2 ± 60

446.2 ± 110

1822.0 ± 136

0.79 ± 0.01

0.65 ± 0.02

0.36 ± 0.02

0.42 ± 0.02

0.30 ± 0.01

0.16 ± 0.01

10.8 ± 0.02

20.6 ± 0.04

14.3 ± 0.16

C

12 ± 2

12 ± 1

14 ± 1

11 040.1 ± 120

2005.0 ± 110

3810.9 ± 80

0.80 ± 0.02

0.65 ± 0.06

0.40 ± 0.04

0.65 ± 0.03

0.42 ± 0.03

0.15 ± 0.03

9.7 ± 0.03

17.0 ± 0.02

10.8 ± 0.03

D

13 ± 1

13 ± 1

14 ± 1

11 416.5 ± 98

1294.2 ± 45

3151.1 ± 110

0.78 ± 0.04

0.59 ± 0.02

0.43 ± 0.02

0.59 ± 0.03

0.34 ± 0.03

0.15 ± 0.01

8.4 ± 0.01

14.9 ± 0.04

9.8 ± 0.02

E

12 ± 1

12 ± 2

13 ± 1

11 856.7 ± 110

1025.2 ± 120

2810.1 ± 86

0.76 ± 0.02

0.64 ± 0.01

0.48 ± 0.01

0.56 ± 0.01

0.38 ± 0.02

0.16 ± 0.02

8.9 ± 0.02

18.1 ± 0.06

14.5 ± 0.02

Cell: (A) Biopile with 50 cm depth and 50 g of fertilizer; (B) Biopile with 50 cm depth and 100 g NPK fertilizer; (C) Biopile with 60 cm depth and 50 g NPK fertilizer; (D) Biopile with 60 cm depth and 100 g NPK fertilizer; (E) Biopile with 50 cm depth and 100 g NPK fertilizer.
WAR: Week(s) after remediation.
THB: Total heterotrophic bacteria.
cfu/ml: Colony forming unit per millilitre.


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