Biodegradation of polyalcohol ethoxylate by a wastewater microbial consortium

@article{Sharvelle2007BiodegradationOP,
  title={Biodegradation of polyalcohol ethoxylate by a wastewater microbial consortium},
  author={Sybil Sharvelle and Jay L. Garland and M. Katherine Banks},
  journal={Biodegradation},
  year={2007},
  volume={19},
  pages={215-221}
}
Polyalcohol ethoxylate (PAE), an anionic surfactant, is the primary component in most laundry and dish wash detergents and is therefore highly loaded in domestic wastewater. Its biodegradation results in the formation of several metabolites and the fate of these metabolites through wastewater treatment plants, graywater recycling processes, and in the environment must be clearly understood. Biodegradation pathways for PAE were investigated in this project with a municipal wastewater microbial… CONTINUE READING

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