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Biodegradation of Aromatic Pollutants by Ligninolytic Fungal Strains

  • Tomáš Cajthaml
  • Kateřina Svobodová
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Part of the Environmental Science and Engineering book series (ESE)

Abstract

The environmental impact of organic aromatic pollutants mostly of anthropogenic origin is of increasing interest due to their persistency and often of serious effects on the environmental health. Many of these compounds represent industrial chemicals that were deliberately or inadvertently released into the environment. Others belong to undesired chemical by-products, personal care compounds or pharmaceuticals that resist against microbial or chemical processes, either during waste water treatment or in soil.

Keywords

Ligninolytic Enzyme Ligninolytic Fungus Aromatic Pollutant Violuric Acid Diphenic Acid 
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