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Main Title Determination of Monod Kinetics of Toxic Compounds by Respirometry for Structure-Biodegradability Relationships.
Author Govind, R. ; Desai, S. ; Tabak, H. H. ;
CORP Author Environmental Protection Agency, Cincinnati, OH. Risk Reduction Engineering Lab. ;Cincinnati Univ., OH. Dept. of Chemical Engineering.
Publisher c1990
Year Published 1990
Report Number EPA/600/D-90/134;
Stock Number PB90-263237
Additional Subjects Organic compounds ; Biodeterioration ; Reaction kinetics ; Water pollution ; Hazardous materials ; Toxicity ; Microorganisms ; Oxygen consumption ; Aquatic biology ; Measurement ; Substrates ; Schematic diagrams ; Phenols ; Cresols ; Phthalates ; Concentration(Composition) ; Mathematical models ; Reaction mechanisms ; Electrolytic respirometer
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NTIS  PB90-263237 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 12/03/1990
Collation 23p
The key to the evaluation of the fate of toxic organic chemicals in the environment is dependant on evaluating their susceptibility to biodegradation. Biodegradation is one of the most important mechanisms in controlling the concentration of chemicals in an aquatic system because toxic pollutants can be mineralized and rendered harmless. Experiments using an electrolytic respirometer have been conducted to collect oxygen consumption data of toxic compounds from the list of RCRA and RCRA land banned chemicals (phenols and phthalates). The estimation of Monod kinetic parameters were obtained for all the compounds by a graphical method. The first order kinetic constants for the substituted phenols were related to the structure of the compounds by the group contribution method.