Water Content Mediated Microaerophilic Toluene Biodegradation in Arid Vadose Zone Materials

Abstract

We investigated the conditions promoting toluene biodegradation for gasoline-contaminated near-surface (0.6 m depth) and subsurface (4.7 to 5.0 m depth) vadose zone soils sampled from an arid environment. At both depths, water addition was required for toluene biodegradation to occur. In near-surface samples, no inorganic nutrient addition was necessary and… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/s00248-001-0010-3

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