Record Display for the EPA National Library CatalogRECORD NUMBER: 4 OF 8
|Main Title||Inhibitory Interactions of Aromatic Organics during Microbial Degradation.|
|Author||Meyer, J. S. ; Marcus, M. D. ; Bergman, H. L. ;|
|CORP Author||Wyoming Univ., Laramie. Dept. of Zoology and Physiology.;Environmental Research Lab.-Duluth, MN.|
|Report Number||EPA-R-808671; EPA/600/J-84/249;|
|Additional Subjects||Biodeterioration ; Aromatic compounds ; Inhibitors ; Environmental surveys ; Sedimentation tanks ; Phenol ; Naphthalene ; Refineries ; Industrial wastes ; Bacteria ; Biochemistry ; Reprints ; Diauxie ; Benzene|
Phenol, benzene and naphthalene were exposed, both singly and in combination, to oil refinery settling pond inocula. Although all three aromatic organics degraded rapidly when dosed singly, benzene and naphthalene were not metabolized in the presence of phenol. These results illustrate the difficulty of predicting environmental fates of complex chemical mixtures.