Degradation of phenol by polymer entrapped microorganisms

  title={Degradation of phenol by polymer entrapped microorganisms},
  author={Herr S. Bettmann and H. J. Rehm},
  journal={Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology},
A Pseudomonas sp. which was isolated from phenol-containing soil was immobilized in alginate and polyacrylamide-hydrazide (PAAH) and cultivated in a special airlift fermenter. The immobilized Pseudomonas sp. was able to degrade phenol at initial concentrations up to 2 g/l in less than 2 days, although the free cells did not grow at this concentration. The immobilization materials act as a protective cover against phenol, PAAH being more effective than alginate. The degradation activity as well… CONTINUE READING
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