Biodegradation aspects of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs): a review.

  title={Biodegradation aspects of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs): a review.},
  author={Anil Kumar Haritash and C. P. Kaushik},
  journal={Journal of hazardous materials},
  volume={169 1-3},
PAHs are aromatic hydrocarbons with two or more fused benzene rings with natural as well as anthropogenic sources. They are widely distributed environmental contaminants that have detrimental biological effects, toxicity, mutagenecity and carcinogenicity. Due to their ubiquitous occurrence, recalcitrance, bioaccumulation potential and carcinogenic activity, the PAHs have gathered significant environmental concern. Although PAH may undergo adsorption, volatilization, photolysis, and chemical… CONTINUE READING
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