Biodegradability of imidazolium and pyridinium ionic liquids by an activated sludge microbial community


Ionic liquids (ILs) are novel organic salts that have enormous potential for industrial use as green replacements for harmful volatile organic solvents. Varying the cationic components can alter the chemical and physical properties of ILs, including solubility, to suit a variety of industrial processes. However, to complement designer engineering, it is… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/s10532-006-9081-7


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