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Bacterial biodegradation of phenol and 2,4-dichlorophenol

Gallizia, I, McClean, Stephen and Banat, Ibrahim (2003) Bacterial biodegradation of phenol and 2,4-dichlorophenol. JOURNAL OF CHEMICAL TECHNOLOGY AND BIOTECHNOLOGY, 78 (9). pp. 959-963. [Journal article]

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DOI: 10.1002/jctb.890


Nine bacterial strains capable of utilising phenol and 2,4-dichlorophenol (DCP) have been isolated from a mixed culture grown on substrates containing these compounds. One of these strains, a Micrococcus sp, was further investigated under aerobic conditions using phenol and DCP as sole carbon and energy sources at various pH values. Phenol degradation was enhanced under alkaline conditions, and up to 500 mg dm(-3) phenol was mineralised within 50 h at pH 10. DCP was more recalcitrant; however up to 883 mg g(-1) and 230 mg g(-1) were degraded within 10 days, when using initial DCP concentrations of 100 and 200 mg dm(-3), respectively. Biomass measurements showed cell growth, proving that both phenol and DCP are used as growth substrates for this isolate. (C) 2003 Society of Chemical Industry.

Item Type:Journal article
Faculties and Schools:Faculty of Life and Health Sciences
Faculty of Life and Health Sciences > School of Biomedical Sciences
Research Institutes and Groups:Biomedical Sciences Research Institute
Biomedical Sciences Research Institute > Pharmacy & Pharmaceutical Sciences
Biomedical Sciences Research Institute > Diabetes
ID Code:4136
Deposited By: Professor Ibrahim Banat
Deposited On:14 Jan 2010 09:32
Last Modified:24 Jun 2015 10:58

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