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Trichloroethylene biodegradation by a methane-oxidizing bacterium.
Trichloroethylene (TCE), a common groundwater contaminant, is a suspected carcinogen that is highly resistant to aerobic biodegradation. An aerobic, methane-oxidizing bacterium was isolated thatExpand
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Microbial transformation of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons in pristine and petroleum-contaminated sediments.
To determine rates of microbial transformation of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAH) in freshwater sediments, C-labeled PAH were incubated with samples from both pristine andExpand
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Enzymatic Characterization of Soluble Organic Phosphorus in Lake Water
Although the concentration of soluble organic phosphorus in lake water often exceeds that of orthophosphate severalfold, little is known of its composition. By using enzyme assays it was determinedExpand
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Lipid Quantification of Freshwater Invertebrates: Method Modification for Microquantitation
To facilitate determination of lipid content of freshwater invertebrates for bioaccumulation studies, the chloroform–methanol extraction procedure of Bligh and Dyer was modified forExpand
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Methanotrophic TCE Biodegradation in a Multi-Stage Bioreactor.
A two-stage bioreactor system was continuously fed a solution of TCE (concentrations ranging between 0.2 and 20 mg L{sup -1}) at 2 mL min{sup -1}; the system utilized a mutant (PP358) of the methaneExpand
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Rates of microbial transformation of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons in water and sediments in the vicinity of a coal-coking wastewater discharge.
  • S. E. Herbes
  • Chemistry, Medicine
  • Applied and environmental microbiology
  • 1981
To facilitate predictions of the transport and fate of contaminants at future coal conversion facilities, rates of microbial transformation of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons were measured in streamExpand
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Biodegradation of trichloroethylene in continuous-recycle expanded-bed bioreactors.
Experimental bioreactors operated as recirculated closed systems were inoculated with bacterial cultures that utilized methane, propane, and tryptone-yeast extract as aerobic carbon and energyExpand
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Partitioning of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons between dissolved and particulate phases in natural waters
Abstract Quantities of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAH), some of which are carcinogens, enter natural waters in effuents of coke production and other high-temperature industrial pyrolysisExpand
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Biodegradation of mixed-organic wastes by microbial consortia in continuous-recycle expanded-bed bioreactors
Microbial consortia enriched from subsurface sediments contaminated with chlorinated hydrocarbons proved capable of degrading mixed-organic wastes. Methane and/or propane as foodstock enabled aerobicExpand
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Metabolic alteration and excretion of anthracene byDaphnia pulex
Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAH) constitute a series of compounds, some of which are potent carcinogens, which have been detected in natural waters throughout the world. Major sources areExpand
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