Biodegradation of phenanthrene in soil-slurry systems with different mass transfer regimes and soil contents.

@article{Woo2004BiodegradationOP,
  title={Biodegradation of phenanthrene in soil-slurry systems with different mass transfer regimes and soil contents.},
  author={Seung Han Woo and Min Woo Lee and Jong Moon Park},
  journal={Journal of biotechnology},
  year={2004},
  volume={110 3},
  pages={235-50}
}
The effect of soil contents and mass transfer rates on soil bioremediation was investigated. Phenanthrene, a 3-ring polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon (PAH), was chosen as a model target compound. The biodegradation tests were performed in soil-slurry systems at two distinct mass transfer rates: fast in flasks tests at 150 rpm and slow in roller-bottle tests at 2 rpm. The rate of phenanthrene biodegradation was similar at low soil content (2 wt.%) in both slurry systems, but the rates at high soil… CONTINUE READING