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Main Title Kinetic Concepts for Measuring Microbial Rate Constants: Effects of Nutrients on Rate Constants.
Author Paris, D. F. ; Rogers, J. E. ;
CORP Author Environmental Research Lab., Athens, GA.
Year Published 1986
Report Number EPA/600/J-86/015;
Stock Number PB86-177821
Additional Subjects Nutrients ; Inorganic compounds ; Phenol ; Biodeterioration ; Water pollution ; Rivers ; Assessments ; Kinetics ; Microorganisms ; Malathion ; Phosphorus organic acid esters ; Bacteria ; Sampling ; Chromatographic analysis ; Tables(Data) ; Hydrolysis ; Reprints ;
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NTIS  PB86-177821 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 06/21/1988
Collation 7p
The authors investigated the effect of preincubation of environmental waters amended with inorganic nutrients (nitr-gen, phosphorus, and traces of iron and magnesium) on the kinetics of the microbial transformation of phenol, propanil, propyl ester of (2,4-dichlorophenoxy) acetic acid, methyl parathion, Ronnel, and methoxychlor in pond and river waters. No effect on the second-order rate constants for these compounds was observed, although there was an increase in the bacterial populations and the pseudo-first-order rate constants. The use of nutrient-amended waters could be a useful tool for estimating second-order rate constants for an expanded number of compounds. This technique would provide a larger data base for predicting the behavior of xenobiotic compounds in the environment by using currently available mathematical models. (Copyright (c) 1986, American Society for Microbiology).