Interfacial effects in a two-phase partitioning bioreactor: degradation of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) by a hydrophobic Mycobacterium

@inproceedings{MacLeod2005InterfacialEI,
  title={Interfacial effects in a two-phase partitioning bioreactor: degradation of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) by a hydrophobic Mycobacterium},
  author={Carolan T. MacLeod and Andrew J. Daugulis},
  year={2005}
}
The growth of Mycobacterium PYR-1 on polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) was examined in a two-phase partitioning bioreactor (TPPB). TPPBs are characterized by a cell-containing aqueous phase, and an immiscible and biocompatible organic phase that partitions toxic/insoluble substrates to the cells based on their metabolic demand and the thermodynamic equilibrium of the system. Particular emphasis was placed on assessing the nature of the organism’s interaction with the aqueous-organic… CONTINUE READING