Biodegradation of anionic surfactants in the presence of organic contaminants

Biodegradation of anionic surfactants in the presence of organic contaminants Surfactant (XP-100) biodegradability with yeast extract was studied in the presence of the pollution active hydrocarbons naphthalene and hexadecane. Surfactant biodegradation was faster with yeast extract than without. Increased surfactant concentration did not inhibit its biodegradation over the period studied. The addition of organic contaminants, on the other hand, enhanced surfactant biodegradation due to their synergistic effect. Naphthalene degraded more than hexadecane. The results outlined contribute to a better understanding of the bioremediation mechanism and the fate of the compounds studied in the aquatic environment. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Water Research Elsevier

Biodegradation of anionic surfactants in the presence of organic contaminants

Water Research, Volume 32 (3) – Mar 1, 1998

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Elsevier
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Copyright © 1997 Elsevier Science Ltd
ISSN
0043-1354
DOI
10.1016/S0043-1354(97)00223-6
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Abstract

Surfactant (XP-100) biodegradability with yeast extract was studied in the presence of the pollution active hydrocarbons naphthalene and hexadecane. Surfactant biodegradation was faster with yeast extract than without. Increased surfactant concentration did not inhibit its biodegradation over the period studied. The addition of organic contaminants, on the other hand, enhanced surfactant biodegradation due to their synergistic effect. Naphthalene degraded more than hexadecane. The results outlined contribute to a better understanding of the bioremediation mechanism and the fate of the compounds studied in the aquatic environment.

Journal

Water ResearchElsevier

Published: Mar 1, 1998

References

  • Isolation and functional characterization of hydrocarbon emulsifying and solubilizing factors produced by a Pseudomonas species
    Reddy, P.; Singh, H.; Pathak, M.; Bhagat, S.; Baruah, H.

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