Enhanced Biological Removal of Toluene from Aqueous Systems

  • Jon Lindstrom
  • Conrad Vernon
  • Ed Brown
Part of the Basic Life Sciences book series (BLSC, volume 45)

Abstract

Steady-state cultures of aquatic microorganisms have been shown to respond to the presence of hydrocarbons in a variety of ways. Dichlorobiphenyl in μg/1 concentrations stopped phosphate transport in the green alga Selenastrum capricornutum, while several mg/1 of toluene and more than one g/1 of methanol were required to achieve the same effect. Other organisms (e.g., Pseudomonas putida F1) have been shown to tolerate and/or metabolize toluene when it is present as the sole carbon source in mg/1 concentrations.

Keywords

Aqueous System Green Alga Sole Carbon Source Biological Treatment Pseudomonas Putida 
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Copyright information

© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1988

Authors and Affiliations

  • Jon Lindstrom
    • 1
  • Conrad Vernon
    • 1
  • Ed Brown
    • 1
  1. 1.Water Research CenterUniversity of Alaska-FairbanksFairbanksUSA

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