Individual or synchronous biodegradation of di-n-butyl phthalate and phenol by Rhodococcus ruber strain DP-2.

@article{He2014IndividualOS,
  title={Individual or synchronous biodegradation of di-n-butyl phthalate and phenol by Rhodococcus ruber strain DP-2.},
  author={Zhixing He and Chengzhen Niu and Zhenmei Lu},
  journal={Journal of hazardous materials},
  year={2014},
  volume={273},
  pages={104-9}
}
The bacterial strain DP-2, identified as Rhodococcus ruber, is able to effectively degrade di-n-butyl phthalate (DBP) and phenol. Degradation kinetics of DBP and phenol at different initial concentrations revealed DBP and phenol degradation to fit modified first-order models. The half-life of DBP degradation ranged from 15.81 to 27.75h and phenol degradation from 14.52 to 45.52h under the initial concentrations of 600-1200mg/L. When strain DP-2 was cultured with a mixture of DBP (800mg/L) and… CONTINUE READING