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Main Title Atmospheric Benzene Depletion by Soil Microorganisms.
Author McFarlane, James C. ; Cross, Amy ; Frank, Clyde ; Rodgers, Robert D. ;
CORP Author National Heart, Lung, and Blood Inst., Bethesda, MD.
Year Published 1981
Report Number EPA-600/J-81-402;
Stock Number PB82-126293
Additional Subjects Benzene ; Soil microbiology ; Air pollution ; Microorganisms ; Carbon dioxide ; Plants(Botany) ; Ground water ; Metabolism ; Chemical reactions ; Reaction kinetics ; Air-earth interfaces
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NTIS  PB82-126293 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. NTIS 06/23/1988
Collation 9p
Abstract
Gaseous benzene was rapidly depleted in exposure chambers containing viable soils and plants. When separate components of the system were analyzed, no benzene was detected in soils, plants, or water. Soil microorganisms were shown to be responsible for metabolizing benzene, yielding CO2 as the main product. The rates were sufficiently rapid to suggest that this reaction forms a major pathway for the elimination of benzene from the environment.