Degradation of Substituted Phenols by Immobilized Bacteria

  • Kirk O’Reilly
  • Ronald Crawford
Part of the Basic Life Sciences book series (BLSC, volume 45)

Abstract

Bacteria can degrade a wide range of toxic chemicals. Our goal is to harness this ability to remove chemical toxins from polluted waters. A promising method for water treatment involves the use of immobilized microbial cells. For example, immobilized bacteria have been used to remove pollutants such as phenol and benzene from water. Here we report results of studies of the degradation of substituted phenols by immobilized bacterial cells.

Keywords

Biomass Phenol Benzene Lignin Microbial Degradation 

Copyright information

© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1988

Authors and Affiliations

  • Kirk O’Reilly
    • 1
  • Ronald Crawford
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Bacteriology and BiochemistryUniversity of IdahoMoscowUSA

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