Biodegradation of phenanthrene and pyrene from mangrove sediment in subtropical Taiwan.

@article{Chang2008BiodegradationOP,
  title={Biodegradation of phenanthrene and pyrene from mangrove sediment in subtropical Taiwan.},
  author={Bea V Chang and Ivy Chang and Shaw Y Yuan},
  journal={Journal of environmental science and health. Part A, Toxic/hazardous substances & environmental engineering},
  year={2008},
  volume={43 3},
  pages={233-8}
}
This study investigated the effects of various factors on the biodegradation of the polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) phenanthrene and pyrene, and characterized the structure of the microbial community in mangrove sediment from subtropical Taiwan. The degradation of PAH was enhanced by the addition of brij 30, tween 80, yeast extract, hydrogen peroxide, sodium chloride or cellulose. However, PAH degradation was inhibited by the addition of humic acid, di-(2-ethylhexyl), phthalate (DEHP… CONTINUE READING