Tracing the transformation of labelled [1-13C]phenanthrene in a soil bioreactor.

[1-(13)C]-labelled phenanthrene was incubated in a closed bioreactor to study the flux and biotransformation of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon (PAH) in contaminated soils on a bulk and molecular level. The degradation of extractable phenanthrene was observed by GC-MS measurements and the mineralisation was monitored by (13)CO(2) production. The… (More)