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Main Title Effects of Sediment Sorption on Microbial Degradation of Toxic Substances.
Author Steen, William C. ; Paris, Doris F. ; Baughman, George L. ;
CORP Author Environmental Research Lab., Athens, GA.
Year Published 1980
Report Number EPA-600/J-80-132;
Stock Number PB81-125684
Additional Subjects Degradation ; Solution ; Sediments ; Concentration(Composition) ; Microorganisms ; Water ; Reprints ; Toxic substances ; Adenosine triphosphate
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NTIS  PB81-125684 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 06/23/1988
Collation 8p
Abstract
The degradation of compounds at concentrations normally encountered in environmental samples can be adequately described by a second-order rate expression, which accounts for sorption in sediment:water systems. ATP is used as a measure of population size. It will be shown that sorption of toxics to suspended sediments rendered the compound unavailable for degradation in the absorbed state. Further testing of this kinetic expression is needed, however, for broader classes of compounds having wider ranges of sorptive properties.