||Development of water and soil treatment technology based on the utilization of a white-rot, wood rotting fungus
Glaser, J. A.
||Environmental Protection Agency, Cincinnati, OH. Hazardous Waste Engineering Research Lab.
||Hazardous Waste Engineering Research Laboratory, Office of Research and Development, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency,
Hazardous waste site remediation ;
In situ remediation
Water pollution ;
Chlorine organic compounds ;
Life cycles ;
Phanerochaete chrysosporium ;
Wood rotting fungus ;
Hazardous wastes ;
Polychlorinated biphenyls ;
Land pollution ;
Water pollution control ;
Industrial waste treatment ;
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||ii, 29 leaves : ill. ; 28 cm.
The wood rotting fungus, Phanerochaete chrysosporium has been selected as a candidate species to be used as a degrader of hazardous waste organic constituents found in liquids and soils. The selection of the species is attributable to its rapid growth, its ability to degrade lignin rapidly, its ability to asexually multiply, and its high temperature optimum. Based on the fungus' ability to degrade lignin several investigators speculated that the fungus should be able to degrade aromatic organic constituents found in hazardous waste. Early studies with the polychlorinated biphenyl mixture Arochlor 1254, DDT, Lindane and other chlorinated contaminants indicated that the fungus may have exceptional degradative abilities. The lignin degrading ability of the fungus is a secondary metabolic cycle that is controlled by the absence of certain nutrients.
"EPA-600/D-88-143" August 1988 Also distributed by National Technical Information Service (NTIS) as PB88-238175