Enhancement of pentachlorophenol degradation in soil through induced anaerobiosis and bioaugmentation with anaerobic sewage sludge.

@article{Mikesell1988EnhancementOP,
  title={Enhancement of pentachlorophenol degradation in soil through induced anaerobiosis and bioaugmentation with anaerobic sewage sludge.},
  author={Mark D. Mikesell and Stephen A. Boyd},
  journal={Environmental science & technology},
  year={1988},
  volume={22 12},
  pages={1411-4}
}
The addition of biologically active anaerobic sewage sludge, previously shown to dechlorinate chlorophenols, to soil contaminated with pentachlorophenol (PCP) resulted in greatly enhanced rates of PCP degradation. The sludge was added to soil a t a rate of 5 g kg-l (dry weight basis) and the mixture incubated anaerobically. Initial PCP concentrations of 10-30 mg kg-' (ppm) were completely (<0.5 ppm) degraded within 28-35 days. In anaerobic soil without sludge or aerobic soil with or without… CONTINUE READING