Accession Number:

ADD015444

Title:

Biodegradation of 2, 4, 6-Trinitrotoluene by White-Rot Fungus.

Descriptive Note:

Patent, Filed 7 May 91, patented 4 Feb 92,

Corporate Author:

DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Report Date:

1992-02-04

Pagination or Media Count:

7.0

Abstract:

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.

Subject Categories:

  • Ammunition and Explosives
  • Radiation and Nuclear Chemistry

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE