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Main Title Evaluation of Nutritional and Operational Requirements for Biodegradation of Chlorinated Phenols by the White Rot Basidiomycete, 'Phanerochaete chrysosporium' in RBC Reactors.
Author Tabak, H. H. ; Glaser, J. A. ; Strohofer, S. ; Kupferle, M. J. ; Scarpino, P. ;
CORP Author Environmental Protection Agency, Cincinnati, OH. Risk Reduction Engineering Lab. ;Cincinnati Univ., OH.
Publisher 1994
Year Published 1994
Report Number EPA/600/A-94/088;
Stock Number PB94-174745
Additional Subjects Biodegradation ; Contactors ; Waste water treatment ; Meetings ; Basidiomycetes ; Fungi ; Chemical reactors ; Biotechnology ; Pulp mills ; Industrial wastes ; Chlorohydrocarbons ; Phenols ; Pilot plants ; Case studies ; Hazardous materials ; Reprints ; RBC(Rotating biological contactor) ; White rot basidiomycetes ; Phanerochaete chrysosporium
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NTIS  PB94-174745 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. NTIS 09/01/1994
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Abstract
The ability to degrade and detoxify organic and inorganic constituents requires two complementary features of microbial competence; the biochemical means (enzymes) to detoxify wastes and the capability of a single organism or a multiplicity of compatible organisms of complementary competence to effect this required metabolism. An example of a single, highly competent organism is the wood-degrading fungus, Phanerochaete chrysosporium, which has the potential to degrade the aromatic components of toxic and hazardous waste. This fungus has been utilized to treat liquid-phase wastes in a rotating biological contractor (RBC), the MyCoR process. The research program explores the use of the MyCoR process as a hazardous waste site clean-up technology, addressing issues of application and practicality to emphasize cost effectiveness and efficiency. In these studies, biochemical and mechanical parameters were optimized for biodegradation by the use of Pshrysosporium biofilms in bench-scale and pilot-scale RBCs. (Copyright (c) 1991 Air and Waste Management Association.)