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

Personal Author(s) : Lebron, Cameron A ; Karr, Leslie A ; Ferando, Tudor ; Aust, Steven D

Report Date : 04 Feb 1992

Pagination or Media Count : 7

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.

Descriptors :   *BIODETERIORATION, *TNT, *PATIENTS, *FUNGUS DISEASES, TIME, WASTES, STRAINS(BIOLOGY), EXPLOSIVES, TOXICITY, SYNTHESIS(CHEMISTRY)

Subject Categories : Ammunition and Explosives
      Radiation and Nuclear Chemistry

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE