J Environ Manage 2021 Apr 10;289:112512. Epub 2021 Apr 10.
Institute of Natural Resources and Agrobiology of Seville, Department of Agrochemistry, Environmental Microbiology and Soil Conservation, Science Research Council (IRNAS-CSIC), Seville, Spain.
Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons (PAHs) are major toxic and recalcitrant pollutants in the environment. This study assessed the capacity of an isolated soil microbial consortium (OMC) to biodegrade PAHs. OMC was able to reach 100% biodegradation of naphthalene, acenaphthylene, acenaphthene, fluorene and phenanthrene in solution, and up to 76% and 50% of anthracene and fluoranthene, respectively, from a mix of 16 PAHs. Read More