Biotransformation of halogenated nonylphenols with sphingobium xenophagum bayram and a nonylphenol-degrading soil-enrichment culture.

When discharged in chlorinated wastewater, alkylphenol ethoxylate metabolites (APEMs) are often discharged in halogenated form (XAPEMs, X = Cl, or Br). The potential environmental impact of XAPEM release was assessed by studying the biotransformation of halogenated nonylphenol by Sphingobium xenophagum Bayram and a soil-enrichment culture. S. xenophagum… CONTINUE READING