Strategies for the Aerobic Biodegradation of Dinitrotoluenes

  title={Strategies for the Aerobic Biodegradation of Dinitrotoluenes},
  author={Shirley F. Nishino and Jim C. Spain},
Dinitrotoluenes (DNT) are intermediates in the production of the explosive 2,4,6-trinitrotoluene (TNT) and precursors of toluenediisocyanate used in the manufacture of polyurethane foams (Hartter, 1985) Disposal practices associated with TNT manufacturing dating back to World Wars I and II, have resulted in an enormous contamination problem at ammunition production and handling facilities in the US and worldwide. Although TNT is no longer produced in the US, the current annual worldwide… CONTINUE READING

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