Bioavailability and degradation of phenanthrene in compost amended soils.

  title={Bioavailability and degradation of phenanthrene in compost amended soils.},
  author={Edoardo Puglisi and Fabrizio Cappa and George Fragoulis and Marco Trevisan and Attilio A M Del Re},
  volume={67 3},
Bioavailability in soil of organic xenobiotics such as phenanthrene is limited by mechanisms of diffusion of the xenobiotics within soil micropores and organic matter. The agricultural utilization of compost may reduce the risk connected to organic xenobiotic contamination by means of: (i) a reduction of the bioavailable fraction through an increased adsorption and (ii) an enhanced degradation of the remaining bioavailable fraction through an inoculum of degrading microorganisms. Aim of this… CONTINUE READING

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