Degradation of Substituted Phenols by Immobilized Bacteria
Bacteria can degrade a wide range of toxic chemicals. Our goal is to harness this ability to remove chemical toxins from polluted waters. A promising method for water treatment involves the use of immobilized microbial cells. For example, immobilized bacteria have been used to remove pollutants such as phenol and benzene from water. Here we report results of studies of the degradation of substituted phenols by immobilized bacterial cells.