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Main Title Field Evaluation of the Lignin-Degrading Fungus 'Phanerochaete sordida' to Treat Creosote-Contaminated Soil.
Author Davis, M. W. ; Glaser, J. A. ; Evans, J. W. ; Lamar, R. T. ;
CORP Author Forest Products Lab., Madison, WI. Inst. for Microbial and Biochemical Technology.;Environmental Protection Agency, Cincinnati, OH. Risk Reduction Engineering Lab.
Publisher c1993
Year Published 1993
Report Number EPA/600/J-94/491;
Stock Number PB95-136941
Additional Subjects Soil pollution ; Fungus deterioration ; Waste treatment ; Field tests ; Biodegradation ; Creosote ; Aerobic processes ; Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons ; Soil microbiology ; Hazardous materials ; Soil tests ; Wood preservatives ; Reprints ; Bioremediation ; Phenol/pentachloro ; Phanerochaete chrysosporium ; Phanerochaete sordida ; Fungal treatment ; Wood treating waste
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NTIS  PB95-136941 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 7p
A field study to determine the ability of selected lignin-degrading fungi to remediate soil contaminated with pentachlorophenol and creosote was performed at a wood treating facility in south central Mississippi in the Autumn of 1991. The study was designed to evaluate 7 fungal treatments and appropriate control treatments. Soil concentrations of 14 priority pollutant polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon (PAH) components of creosote were measured over time to determine treatment efficacies. Fungal treatments involved mixing fungal inocula and aspen chips into the contaminated soil and maintaining moisture by irrigation and aeration by tillage. PAHs of more than 4 rings persisted at their original concentrations during the 8 wk course of the study for all treatments and controls.