Optimization of Phenol Biodegradation by a Novel 2,3-Dimethylphenol-Degrading Pseudomonas Isolate
Abnormally discharged phenols work as toxic pollutants to living environments. In this work, the operation conditions of a newly isolated 2,3-dimethylphenol-degrading Pseudomonas strain including temperature, dissolved oxygen, and pH were investigated. Mixed phenols could be degraded efficiently in diluted mineral-salts medium, avoiding excessive ammonia and phosphate pollution. The results illustrated the potential of bacterial remediation of phenolic pollutants without eutrophication caused by the addition of bacterial growth nutrients.
Hexing Li, Qunjie Xu and Daquan Zhang
Z. J. Xiao et al., "Optimization of Phenol Biodegradation by a Novel 2,3-Dimethylphenol-Degrading Pseudomonas Isolate", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 356-360, pp. 44-47, 2012