Kinetic analysis of simultaneous 2,4-dinitrotoluene (DNT) and 2, 6-DNT biodegradation in an aerobic fluidized-bed biofilm reactor.

@article{Smets1999KineticAO,
  title={Kinetic analysis of simultaneous 2,4-dinitrotoluene (DNT) and 2, 6-DNT biodegradation in an aerobic fluidized-bed biofilm reactor.},
  author={Barth F Smets and R. Guy Riefler and Urs Lendenmann and Jim C. Spain},
  journal={Biotechnology and bioengineering},
  year={1999},
  volume={63 6},
  pages={642-53}
}
We previously reported on the mineralization of 2,4-dinitrotoluene (2,4-DNT) and 2,6-dinitrotoluene (2,6-DNT) in an aerobic fluidized-bed bioreactor (FBBR) (Lendenmann et al. 1998 Environ Sci Technol 32:82-87). The current study examines the kinetics of 2, 4-DNT and 2,6-DNT mineralization at increasing loading rates in the FBBR with the goal of obtaining system-independent kinetic parameters. At each steady state, the FBBR was subjected to a set of transient load experiments in which substrate… CONTINUE READING