Biotransformation of Waste Water Constituents from Ball Powder Production
Final technical rept. Jun 1983-Dec 1984
ARMY NATICK RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CENTER MA
Pagination or Media Count:
This report describes the biotransformation of compounds present in various waste streams from the manufacture of ball powder. In the presence of rich nutrients the compounds diethylphthalate, dibutylphthalate, 2- ethylhexanoate, diphenylamine, 2-nitro-diphenylamine, diethyldiphenylurea ethylcentralite, and 2,4-dinitrotoluene were biotransformed by a consortium of microorganisms from an inoculum of anaerobic andor activated sewage sludge. All compounds were susceptible under one set of conditions or another i.e., aerobic or anaerobic, static culture or continuous culture. Some intermediates were identified.