Biological Reduction of TNT as Part of a Combined Biological–Chemical Procedure for Mineralization

@article{Krger2004BiologicalRO,
  title={Biological Reduction of TNT as Part of a Combined Biological–Chemical Procedure for Mineralization},
  author={Mario Kr{\"o}ger and Martina E. Schumacher and Heike Risse and Gregor Fels},
  journal={Biodegradation},
  year={2004},
  volume={15},
  pages={241-248}
}
The explosive 2,4,6-trinitrotoluene (TNT), one of the most abundant and persistent contaminants at former armament factories and military sites, was cometabolically reduced by sludge (mixed culture) from a sewage plant in order to facilitate mineralization in a subsequent photochemical treatment. Under aerobic conditions, the main reduction products were aminodinitrotoluenes (ADNTs). A greater amount of the nitroaromatics (ca. 30%) was adsorbed by the sludge as was shown by a complete balance… CONTINUE READING

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