Interactions between benzene, toluene, and p‐xylene (BTX) during their biodegradation

YS Oh, Z Shareefdeen, BC Baltzis… - Biotechnology and …, 1994 - Wiley Online Library
Abstract A microbial consortium and Pseudomonas strain (PPO1) were used in studying
biodegradation of benzene, toluene, and p-xylene under aeorbic conditions. Studies
involved removal of each compound individually as well as in mixture with the others. Both
cultures exhibited a qualitatively similar behavior toward each compound. Both the pure
culture and the consortium grew on benzene following Monod kinetics, on toluene ...