Competitive biodegradation of dichlobenil and atrazine coexisting in soil amended with a char and citrate.

@article{Qiu2009CompetitiveBO,
  title={Competitive biodegradation of dichlobenil and atrazine coexisting in soil amended with a char and citrate.},
  author={Yuping Qiu and Hui Pang and Zunlong Zhou and Ping Zhang and Yucheng Feng and Guangyao Sheng},
  journal={Environmental pollution},
  year={2009},
  volume={157 11},
  pages={2964-9}
}
The role of char nutrients in the biodegradation of coexisting dichlobenil and atrazine in a soil by their respective bacterial degraders, DDN and ADP, was evaluated. Under growing conditions, their degradation in soil extract was slow with <40% and <20% degraded within 64 h, respectively. The degradation in extracts and slurries of char-amended solids increased with increasing char content, due to nutritional stimulation on microbial activities. By supplementing soil extract with various major… CONTINUE READING