Continuous biodegradation of waste xylene

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Use of selected microorganisms for the degradation and/or detoxification of hazardous organic compounds is gaining wide acceptance as an alternative waste treatment technology. The INEL Biotechnology Unit is developing the technology for the in-plant treatment of waste industrial solvents. The work centers around the use of microorganisms specially selected for their ability to degrade common industrial solvents such as benzene, toluene, xylene, etc. Because these waste solvents are often contaminated with other materials (heavy metals, water, detergents, etc.) they are difficult and expensive to dispose and many times are not economical to recover through recycling. Even if the disposal option ... continued below

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Wolfram, J.H.; Rogers, R.D.; Higdem, D.M. & Nowers, D.A. January 1, 1990.

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Use of selected microorganisms for the degradation and/or detoxification of hazardous organic compounds is gaining wide acceptance as an alternative waste treatment technology. The INEL Biotechnology Unit is developing the technology for the in-plant treatment of waste industrial solvents. The work centers around the use of microorganisms specially selected for their ability to degrade common industrial solvents such as benzene, toluene, xylene, etc. Because these waste solvents are often contaminated with other materials (heavy metals, water, detergents, etc.) they are difficult and expensive to dispose and many times are not economical to recover through recycling. Even if the disposal option is used, the generator is still faced with continued liability in the event of mishandling or improper disposal of the waste. Biological treatments offers the option of reducing these solvents into harmless by-products provided that both the requisite microorganisms and the proper processing technology are successfully brought together. Work on the optimization of a bioreactor process for the degradation of xylene will be discussed. 15 figs., 7 refs.

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  • American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) winter annual meeting, Dallas, TX (USA), 25-30 Nov 1990

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  • Other: DE91006120
  • Report No.: EGG-M-90407
  • Report No.: CONF-901194--10
  • Grant Number: AC07-76ID01570
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 6337779
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc1212942

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Wolfram, J.H.; Rogers, R.D.; Higdem, D.M. & Nowers, D.A. Continuous biodegradation of waste xylene, article, January 1, 1990; United States. (https://digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc1212942/: accessed March 23, 2019), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, https://digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.