04765902 is referenced by 73 patents and cites 6 patents.

The present invention is a process for in situ biodegradation of spilled hydrocarbons. The process involves drawing oxygen into a hydrocarbon contaminated zone. A borehole is drilled into the contaminated zone and gas is evacuated at high rates out of the borehole to thereby draw oxygen into the contaminated zone. Surprisingly, the carbon dioxide concentration in the evacuated gas remains high even at the high flow rates.

Title
Process for in situ biodegradation of hydrocarbon contaminated soil
Application Number
7/101358
Publication Number
4765902
Application Date
September 25, 1987
Publication Date
August 23, 1988
Inventor
David A Heffner
El Sobrante
CA, US
Douglas L Ely
Novato
CA, US
Agent
P L McGarrigle Jr
T G De Jonghe
S R La Paglia
Assignee
Chevron Research Company
CA, US
IPC
D06M 16/00
C02F 3/34
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