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Enhancement of degradation of DDT and HCB in tropical clay soils in model experiments

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dc.contributor.author Fredrick Orori Kengara
dc.date.accessioned 2020-08-17T12:50:13Z
dc.date.available 2020-08-17T12:50:13Z
dc.date.issued 2010
dc.identifier.citation 2 en_US
dc.identifier.uri https://repository.maseno.ac.ke/handle/123456789/2167
dc.description.abstract This study sought to enhance the degradation of two persistent organic pollutants (POPs) – DDT and HCB – in two tropical clay soils in model laboratory experiments. Anaerobic-aerobic cycles and amendment with compost were used to activate biotic and abiotic pathways involved in the degradation of chlorinated compounds. The ability of a 1,2,4-TCB degrading soil-borne community to degrade organochlorine pesticides (OCPs) was also tested. The results showed that steering ecological conditions is a feasible strategy to enhance the breakdown of POPs in the two tropical soils, and that the microbial consortium could have remediation potential for mono-aromatic OCPs. en_US
dc.publisher Technische Universität München en_US
dc.subject DDT, HCB, POPs, degradation, mineralization, tropical, soil en_US
dc.title Enhancement of degradation of DDT and HCB in tropical clay soils in model experiments en_US


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