Biodegradation kinetics at low concentrations (

Lars Toräng, Hans-Jørgen Albrechtsen, Niels Nyholm

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    Aerobic biodegradation of 2,4-dichlorophenoxyacetic acid (2,4-D) was studied in groundwater added sediment fines. At concentrations at or below 1 mu g/L of 2,4-D degradation kinetic was of true first order without significant growth of specific degraders and with half-life for mineralization in the order of 200 days. Higher concentrations of 2,4-D resulted in a grossly overestimate of the actual degradation rate for concentrations characteristic for Danish found in groundwater.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationGroundwater 2000 : Proceedings of the International Conference on Groundwater Research
    Place of PublicationRotterdam, Netherlands
    PublisherCRC Press/Balkema
    Publication date2000
    ISBN (Print)90-5809-133-3
    Publication statusPublished - 2000
    EventInternational Conference on Groundwater Research - Copenhagen, Denmark
    Duration: 6 Jun 20008 Jun 2000


    ConferenceInternational Conference on Groundwater Research


    • 2,4-D
    • biodegradation
    • aerobic aquifer
    • kinetic rates
    • adaptation

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