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Main Title Hazardous waste degradation by wood degrading fungi /
Author Glaser, John A.
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Glaser, John A.
CORP Author Environmental Protection Agency, Cincinnati, OH. Risk Reduction Engineering Lab.
Publisher Risk Reduction Engineering Laboratory, Office of Research and Development, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency,
Year Published 1992
Report Number EPA/600/A-92/172
Stock Number PB92-217082
Subjects Polymers ; Organic cyclic compounds
Additional Subjects Hazardous materials ; Biodeterioration ; Biological treatment ; Waste treatment ; Toxic substances ; Chemical compounds ; Fungi ; Carbon dioxide ; Lignin ; Wood ; Microorganisms ; Environmental persistence ; Detoxification ; Phanerochaete chrysosporium
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NTIS  PB92-217082 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 17 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
The persistence and toxicity of many hazardous waste constituents indicates that the environment has limited capacity to degrade such materials. The competence and presence of degrading organisms significantly effects one's ability to treat and detoxify these hazardous waste chemicals. Competence is often specified by the ability of the organisms to convert toxic chemicals to non toxic entities and most desirably to carbon dioxide. A wood degrading fungus, Phanerochaete chrysosporium has been investigated to determine its role as a degrader of toxic waste materials. Due to its widely recognized ability to degrade lignin, a persistent biogenic polymer, and the non specific enzyme systems supporting such activity, it was thought to have great promise as a toxic waste degrader.
Includes bibliographical references. "Presented at the International workshop "Biotechnology and Biodegradation Proceedings, Lisbon, Portugal, 6-19-23/89." Microfiche.