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Main Title Kinetics of Mixed Microbial Assemblages Enhance Removal of Highly Dilute Organic Substrates (Journal Version).
Author Lewis, D. L. ; Hodson, R. E. ; Hwang, H. M. ;
CORP Author Environmental Research Lab., Athens, GA. ;Georgia Univ., Athens.
Publisher c1988
Year Published 1988
Report Number EPA/600/J-88/210;
Stock Number PB89-134688
Additional Subjects Water pollution ; Aquatic microbiology ; Biodeterioration ; Reaction kinetics ; Organic compounds ; Mathematical models ; Phenols ; Glucose ; Alcohols ; Acetone ; Chlorine organic compounds ; Fresh water ; Salt water ; Reprints ; Acetic acid/dichlorophenoxy-(methyl ester)
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NTIS  PB89-134688 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 06/08/1989
Collation 6p
Experiments with selected organic substrates reveal that the rate-limiting process governing microbial degradation rates changes with substrate concentration, S, in such a manner that substrate removal is enhanced at lower values of S. This enhancement is the result of the dominance of very efficient systems for substrate removal at low substrate concentrations. The variability of dominant kinetic parameters over a range of S causes the kinetics of complex assemblages to be profoundly dissimilar to those of systems processing a single set of kinetic parameters; the findings necessitate taking a new approach to predicting substrate removal rates over wide ranges of S. (Copyright (c) 1988, American Society for Microbiology.)