Evaluation of an Immobilized Cell Bioreactor for Degradation of Meta- and Para-Nitrobenzoate
Final rept. Jan-Aug 9319
ARMSTRONG LAB TYNDALL AFB FL ENVIRONICS DIRECTORATE
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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.
- Anatomy and Physiology
- Water Pollution and Control