Microbial degradation of pentachlorophenol

  title={Microbial degradation of pentachlorophenol},
  author={Kelly A. McAllister and Hung Lee and J. T. Trevors},
Pentachlorophenol (PCP) was the most prevalent wood preservative for many years worldwide. Its widespread use had led to contamination of various environments. Traditional methods of PCP clean-up include storage in land-fill sites, incineration and abiotic degradation processes such as photodecomposition. Some aerobic and anaerobic microorganisms can degrade PCP under a variety of conditions. Axenic bacterial cultures, Flavobacterium sp., Rhodococcus sp., Arthrobacter sp., Pseudomonas sp… CONTINUE READING

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