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Selection and adaptation of a phenol-degrading strain ofPseudomonas

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Phenol-degrading strain QT 31 ofPseudomonas sp. was selected among other phenol-resistant bacteria from activated sludges of wastewater treatment plant of an oil refinery. Its capacity of degradation was studied at different periods of adaptation, reaching a phenol biodegradation rate of 28 mg/l phenol per hour, from minimal, medium with 1000 mg/l phenol, after adaptation for 20 days.

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Masqué, C., Nolla, M. & Bordons, A. Selection and adaptation of a phenol-degrading strain ofPseudomonas . Biotechnol Lett 9, 655–660 (1987). https://doi.org/10.1007/BF01033206

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Keywords

  • Wastewater
  • Phenol
  • Sludge
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Biodegradation