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Appl Environ Microbiol. 1996 January; 62(1): 283–287.
PMCID: PMC1388758

Influence of Surfactants on Pyrene Desorption and Degradation in Soils

Abstract

Four surfactants were tested at five concentrations to determine their abilities to solubilize soil-adsorbed pyrene. Inoculation with pyrene degraders in the presence of the surfactant Witconol SN70 was the most effective treatment for pyrene mineralization (46 to 80%) under unsaturated conditions, but the surfactant inhibited the effectiveness of these inoculants in soil slurries.


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