Cyclodextrins enhance the aerobic degradation and dechlorination of low-chlorinated biphenyls

Fabio Fava, Francesco Grassi

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Abstract

The aerobic dechlorination of 4-chlorobiphenyl and of Aroclor 1221 by Pseudomonas sp. CPE1 strain was enhanced by the presence of hydroxypropyl-β-cyclodextrin in the medium. The best dechlorination results were obtained when 4-chlorobiphenyl or Aroclor 1221 and the cyclodextrin were used at the molar ratios 1:1 and 1:1.5. This agent can be adopted to enhance the efficiency of PCB degradation tests.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)291-296
Number of pages6
JournalBiotechnology Techniques
Volume10
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1996

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology
  • Biochemistry

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