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. 2002 Apr;47(3):303-9.
doi: 10.1016/s0045-6535(01)00299-5.

Influence of Surfactants on Solubilization and Fungal Degradation of Fluorene

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Influence of Surfactants on Solubilization and Fungal Degradation of Fluorene

D Garon et al. Chemosphere. .

Abstract

Eighteen fungal strains were tested in toxicity assays with surfactants in order to select surfactants and strains tolerant to surfactants for degradation assays. Two nonionic surfactants were used, an alkylphenol ethoxylate, Triton X-100, a sorbitan ester, Tween 80 and an anionic surfactant, sodium dodecyl sulfate. Solubilization and biodegradation tests were conducted in liquid medium batch; fluorene was quantified by HPLC. Results showed the enhancement of fluorene solubilization by the three surfactants, good tolerance of nonionic surfactants by the fungal strains and the enhancement of the biodegradation of fluorene by Doratomyces stemonitis (46-62%) and Penicillium chrysogenum (28-61%) in the presence of Tween 80 (0.324 mM) after 2 days.

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