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Influence of temperature on the mineralisation of [UL-14C]benzene in spent mushroom compost.

Semple, Kirk T. and Watts, Ngaire U. and Fermor, Terry R. (1998) Influence of temperature on the mineralisation of [UL-14C]benzene in spent mushroom compost. FEMS Microbiology Letters, 164 (2). pp. 317-321. ISSN 0378-1097

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Abstract

The degradation of benzene in pasteurized spent mushroom substrate (SMS) was assessed. Following a 3 month enrichment in the presence of a variety of BTEX compounds, the extent of [U-14C]benzene mineralization in the pasteurized SMS increased with increasing incubation temperature (18°C<37°C<50°C). The concentration as well as the chemical composition used to enrich the compost's degradative activity was also shown to be involved in determining the extent of benzene mineralization. SMS induced on a 12.5 mM BTEX mixture mineralized more benzene than composts induced using 500 μM benzene, 500 μM o-xylene, or 2.5 mM BTEX mixture. In the absence of a pre-enrichment period, benzene mineralization was minimal.

Item Type: Article
Journal or Publication Title: FEMS Microbiology Letters
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GE Environmental Sciences
Departments: Faculty of Science and Technology > Lancaster Environment Centre
ID Code: 21869
Deposited By: ep_ss_importer
Deposited On: 10 Feb 2009 14:04
Refereed?: Yes
Published?: Published
Last Modified: 26 Jul 2012 15:52
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URI: http://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/21869

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