Accession Number:

ADA300738

Title:

Biodegradation of Polychlorinated Biphenyls and Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons in Contaminated Marine Sediments.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. 1 Apr 91-30 Sep 94,

Corporate Author:

WASHINGTON UNIV SEATTLE SCHOOL OF MEDICINE

Report Date:

1994-09-30

Pagination or Media Count:

8.0

Abstract:

Determine the ability of naturally occurring microorganisms in marine sediments to metabolize polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons PAHs and polychlorinated biphenyls PCBs. Enrich, isolate, and characterize the microbial species in marine sediment consortia that metabolize these compounds. Determine the ability of anaerobic sediment enrichments to transform PCBs under methanogenic and sulfidogenic conditions. jg p.2

Subject Categories:

  • Organic Chemistry
  • Biochemistry
  • Polymer Chemistry
  • Physical and Dynamic Oceanography
  • Hydrology, Limnology and Potamology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE