Accession Number:

ADA279719

Title:

Evaluation of an Immobilized Cell Bioreactor for Degradation of Meta- and Para-Nitrobenzoate

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. Jan-Aug 9319

Corporate Author:

ARMSTRONG LAB TYNDALL AFB FL ENVIRONICS DIRECTORATE

Report Date:

1994-01-18

Pagination or Media Count:

22.0

Abstract:

Meta- and para-nitrobenzoic acid are pollutants found in waste streams from metal-stripping processes using cyanide-free solvents. The Kelly AFB industrial Waste Treatment Plant IWTP is currently incapable of removing these compounds from its wastewaters because of the presence of significant quantities of ethylenediamine, a preferred substrate and and upper limit of 4-5 hours on the hydraulic residence time in the IWTP. This report describes the enrichment and preliminary characterization of a microbial consortium capable of utilizing both Meta- and Para-Nitrobenzoate as sole carbon sources.

Subject Categories:

  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Toxicology
  • Water Pollution and Control

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE