Biodegradation of polyaromatic hydrocarbons (PAH) in polluted soil by the white-rot fungus Bjerkandera

T. Grotenhuis, J. Field, R. Wasseveld, W. Rulkens

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Abstract

The feasibility of using the White-rot fungi Bjerkandera for bioremediation of polluted soil through polyaromatic hydrocarbon (PAH) biodegradation was investigated. Following laboratory experiments which demonstrated large increase in PAH degradation with increase in bioavailability by the addition of surfactants, bench-scale experiments with real contaminated soil were conducted, achieving PAH degradation in soil with up to 70% PAH removal in real aged soil pollution.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)359-360
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of Chemical Technology and Biotechnology
Volume71
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 1 1998
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biotechnology
  • Chemical Engineering(all)
  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment
  • Fuel Technology
  • Waste Management and Disposal
  • Pollution
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Inorganic Chemistry

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