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

Personal Author(s) : Herwig, Russell P. ; Ferguson, John F. ; Staley, James T.

PDF Url : ADA300738

Report Date : 30 SEP 1994

Pagination or Media Count : 8

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

Descriptors :   *AROMATIC HYDROCARBONS, *CONTAMINATION, *BIODEGRADATION, *SEDIMENTS, *POLYCHLORINATED BIPHENYLS, *POLYCYCLIC COMPOUNDS, CONSORTIUMS, OCEAN BOTTOM, ENRICHMENT, MICROORGANISMS, ANAEROBIC PROCESSES.

Subject Categories : Organic Chemistry
      Biochemistry
      Polymer Chemistry
      Physical and Dynamic Oceanography
      Hydrology, Limnology and Potamology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE