Journal of Industrial Microbiology

, Volume 12, Issue 6, pp 379–395

Selected factors limiting the microbial degradation of recalcitrant compounds

  • Miguel A. Providenti
  • Hung Lee
  • Jack T. Trevors
Article

DOI: 10.1007/BF01569669

Cite this article as:
Providenti, M.A., Lee, H. & Trevors, J.T. Journal of Industrial Microbiology (1993) 12: 379. doi:10.1007/BF01569669

Summary

The focus of this review is to examine some of the reasons biodegradation may not take place in the environment even though its occurrence in the laboratory has been demonstrated. Some approaches for dealing with chemical persistence will be discussed. In addition, the potential of bioremediation as an in situ clean-up technology will be considered.

Key words

Availability Biodegradation Limiting factors Microbial Recalcitrant Soil Toxic Xenobiotic 

Copyright information

© Society for Industrial Microbiology 1993

Authors and Affiliations

  • Miguel A. Providenti
    • 1
  • Hung Lee
    • 1
  • Jack T. Trevors
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Environmental BiologyUniversity of GuelphGuelphCanada

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