Bioremediation of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon-contaminated saline-alkaline soils of the former Lake Texcoco.

@article{BetancurGalvis2006BioremediationOP,
  title={Bioremediation of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon-contaminated saline-alkaline soils of the former Lake Texcoco.},
  author={Liliana A Betancur-Galvis and Dioselina Alvarez-Bernal and Ana Carmela Ramos-Valdivia and Luc Dendooven},
  journal={Chemosphere},
  year={2006},
  volume={62 11},
  pages={1749-60}
}
Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) such as phenanthrene, anthracene and Benzo[a]pyrene (BaP) are toxic for the environment. Removing these components from soil is difficult as they are resistant to degradation and more so in soils with high pH and large salt concentrations as in soil of the former lake Texcoco, but stimulating soil micro-organisms growth by adding nutrients might accelerate soil restoration. Soil of Texcoco and an agricultural Acolman soil, which served as a control, were… CONTINUE READING