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Appl Environ Microbiol. Jan 1996; 62(1): 283–287.
PMCID: PMC1388758
Influence of Surfactants on Pyrene Desorption and Degradation in Soils
S. L. Thibault, M. Anderson, and W. T. Frankenberger
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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