Bacteria-mediated PAH degradation in soil and sediment

  title={Bacteria-mediated PAH degradation in soil and sediment},
  author={Xiao-Ying Lu and Tong Zhang and Herbert Han-Ping Fang},
  journal={Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology},
Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) are ubiquitous in the natural environment and easily accumulate in soil and sediment due to their low solubility and high hydrophobicity, rendering them less available for biological degradation. However, microbial degradation is a promising mechanism which is responsible for the ecological recovery of PAH-contaminated soil and sediment for removing these recalcitrant compounds compared with chemical degradation of PAHs. The goal of this review is to… CONTINUE READING
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