Biodegradation of 2, 4, 6-Trinitrotoluene by White-Rot Fungus.
Patent, Filed 7 May 91, patented 4 Feb 92,
DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC
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There is provided a process for biodegradation of TNT 2,4,6-Trinitrotoluene wherein the biodegradation is done utilizing the fungus Phanerochaete chrysosporium strain BKM F-1767, wherein waste containing TNT is treated with the fungus under predetermined conditioning and for a time period sufficient for biodegradation to occur rendering the waste ecologically acceptable to the environment.
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