Anaerobic biodegradation of BTEX and gasoline in various aquatic sediments

  title={Anaerobic biodegradation of BTEX and gasoline in various aquatic sediments},
  author={C. Phelps and L. Young},
  • C. Phelps, L. Young
  • Published 2004
  • Environmental Science, Medicine
  • Biodegradation
  • We examined the extent of biodegradation of benzene, toluene, ethylbenzene and the three isomers of xylene (BTEX) as a mixture and from gasoline in four different sediments: the New York/New Jersey Harbor estuary (polluted); Tuckerton, N.J. (pristine); Onondaga Lake, N.Y. (polluted) and Blue Mtn. Lake, N.Y. (pristine). Enrichment cultures were established with each sediment using denitrifying, sulfidogenic, methanogenic and iron reducing media, as well as site water. BTEX loss, as measured by… CONTINUE READING
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