Biological degradation of resin acids in wood chips by wood-inhabiting fungi.

@article{Wang1995BiologicalDO,
  title={Biological degradation of resin acids in wood chips by wood-inhabiting fungi.},
  author={Zhuren Wang and Tsung-Yuan Chen and Yanzheng Gao and Colette Breuil and Yuichi Hiratsuka},
  journal={Applied and environmental microbiology},
  year={1995},
  volume={61 1},
  pages={222-5}
}
Resin acids in many pulp mill effluents are primary sources of toxicity to fish. Inconsistent biological detoxification of chlorinated and nonchlorinated resin acids in secondary treatment of pulp mill effluents is a continuing source of concern. An alternative approach to effluent detoxification is to remove or modify the toxic compounds present in wood chips prior to pulping. Results from experiments in which lodgepole pine sapwood chips were inoculated with several fungal candidates indicate… CONTINUE READING