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Main Title Microbiological decontamination of pentachlorophenol-contaminated natural waters /
Author Martinson, M. M. ; Steiert, J. G. ; Saber, D. L. ; Mohn, W. W. ; Crawford, R. L.
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Martinson, M. M.
Steiert, J. G.
Saber, D. L.
Mohn, W. W.
Crawford, R. L.
Arthur, J. W.
CORP Author Minnesota Univ., Minneapolis.;Environmental Research Lab.-Duluth, MN.
Publisher University of Minnesota,
Year Published 1984
Report Number EPA 600/D-84-225; PB84-246263; EPA-R-810016
Stock Number PB84-246263
OCLC Number 42439054
Subjects Pentachlorophenol ; Water quality ; Water--Pollution
Additional Subjects Water pollution control ; Bacteria ; Substitutes ; Microbiology ; Decontamination ; Biocides ; Ecology ; Cultures(Biology) ; Flavobacterium ; Phenol/pentachloro
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EJE CAS No. 87-86-5 ; Flavobacterium ; PCP
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EJED  EPA 600/D-84-225 OCSPP Chemical Library/Washington,DC 10/08/1999
NTIS  PB84-246263 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation ii, 14 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
Inoculation of pentachlorophenol-contaminated natural waters with cells of a pentachlorophenol-degrading Flavobacterium was shown to be an effective method for decontamination of PCB-polluted aquatic environments. Numerous types of waters were decontaminated, including: river water, lake water, and groundwater. Decontamination was most effective between 15 C and 30 C, and between pH 7.5 and pH 9.0. Inoculation of waters with as few as 10,000 cells/ml resulted in effective PCP removal. PCB concentrations between 10 ppb and 100 ppm were reduced to undetectable levels, usually within 48 hours. Microbiological decontamination of PCP-polluted waters appears to be a promising waste treatment alternative when compared to traditional treatment techniques.
PB84-246263." "Sept. 1984." "Project Officer: J.W. Arthur." "U.S. Environmental Protection Agency." Includes bibliographical references.