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Main Title Aerobic Biodegradation of Natural and Xenobiotic Organic Compounds by Subsurface Microbial Communities.
Author Swindoll, C. M. ; Aelion, C. M. ; Dobbins, D. C. ; Jiang, O. ; Long, S. C. ;
CORP Author North Carolina Univ. at Chapel Hill. Dept. of Environmental Sciences and Engineering.;Robert S. Kerr Environmental Research Lab., Ada, OK.
Publisher c1988
Year Published 1988
Report Number EPA/600/J-88/067;
Stock Number PB89-103204
Additional Subjects Biodegradation ; Water pollution ; Aerobic processes ; Aquifers ; Sediments ; Organic compounds ; Kinetics ; Water microbiology ;
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NTIS  PB89-103204 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. NTIS 03/14/1989
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Abstract
Studies were conducted to characterize the diversity of degradative abilities of microbial communities from pristine aquifer solids samples. Biodegradation was measured in aquifer solids slurries as both the conversion of radiolabeled substrate to (14)CO2 and the incorporation of label into cell biomass. The microbial community degraded aniline hydrochloride, chlorobenzene, p-chlorophenol, m-cresol, ethylene dibromide, naphthalene, phenol, toluene, and trichlorobenzene. Several kinetic parameters were calculated from the uptake and mineralization data. The results show that uptake into cell biomass represents a large fraction of total metabolism for many of the xenobiotic compounds. (Copyright (c) SETAC 1988.)