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Main Title Influence of Inorganic and Organic Nutrients on Aerobic Biodegradation and on the Adaptation Response of Subsurface Microbial Communities.
Author Swindoll, C. M. ; Aelion, C. M. ; Pfaender, F. K. ;
CORP Author North Carolina Univ. at Chapel Hill. Dept. of Environmental Sciences and Engineering.;Robert S. Kerr Environmental Research Lab., Ada, OK.
Year Published 1988
Report Number EPA/600/J-88/036;
Stock Number PB88-225743
Additional Subjects Groundwater ; Biodeterioration ; Aquifers ; Aquatic microbiology ; Water pollution ; Nutrients ; Toluene ; Phenol ; Nitrophenols ; Metabolism ; Inorganic compounds ; Glucose ; Amino acids ; Concentration(Composition) ; Reprints ; Environmental fate ; Ethylene dibromide ; Ethane/dibromo
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB88-225743 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 12/29/1988
Collation 8p
The influence of inorganic and organic amendments on the mineralization of ethylene dibromide, p-nitrophenol, phenol, and toluene was examined in subsurface soil samples from a pristine aquifer near Lula, Okla. The responses indicate that the metabolic abilities and nutrient requirements of groundwater microorganisms vary substantially within an aquifer. In some samples, additions of inorganic nutrients resulted in a more rapid adaptation to the test substrate and a higher rate of metabolism. Additions of alternate carbon sources, such as glucose or amino acids, inhibited the mineralization of the xenobiotic substrates. The inhibition appears to be the result of the preferential utilization of the more easily degradable carbon amendments. (Copyright (c) 1988, American Society for Microbiology).