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Degradation of dimethylamine salt of 2,4-dichlorophenoxyacetate by a mixed bacterial culture in stirred tank reactors
- Oh, K.H., Cha, M.S.
- Biotechnology letters 1996 v.18 no.9 pp. 1035-1040
- 2,4-D, 2,4-dichlorophenol, culture media, dimethylamine, mixed culture
- An aerated microbiological process was tested in 1.5-l stirred tank reactors for the treatment of dimethylamine salt of 2,4-dichlorophenoxyacetate (2,4-D). A mixed culture was used with the concentration range of 54 to 216 mg 2,4-D/l. The highest concentration was completely depleted within 6 to 8 days of contact time. 2,4-Dichlorophenol, the first intermediate of the degradative pathway, accumulated transiently in the growth medium.