microbial degradation

microbial degradation

the beneficial activities of microbes in carrying out biodegradation, e.g. in sewage disposal. COMPARE BIODETERIORATION.
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Due to microbial degradation of organic matter and subsequent heat generation, there was reduction in moisture content; weight and volume of compost pile thus, increasing dry matter at the end of composting (Gajalakshmi and Abbasi, 2008).
The microbial degradation of chemical products benefits soil fungal populations by transforming chemicals into less-toxic byproducts (Lopes, Batista, Batista, Mitidieri, Bataus, & Fernandes, 2010).
Microbial degradation of petroleum hydrocarbon contaminants - an overview.
Microbial degradation is the major and ultimate naturalmechanism by which one can clean-up the petroleum hydrocarbon pollutants from the environment [31].
Phosphorous (P) is a major element that activates microbial degradation of soil applied organic residues.
Kumari K, Aanad RC, Narula N (2009) Microbial degradation of polyethylene (PE).
Zeikus, Improved Fuel Cell and Electrode Designs for Producing Electricity from Microbial Degradation, Biotechnol Bioeng.
Humic Substances (HS) are a major part of natural organic pollutants that are created through the microbial degradation of herbal and animal tissues.
fumigates was able to degrade PHB better at 45C after 24 h of incubation in liquid medium and little information on microbial degradation of PHB at high temperatures was available (Lodhi et al.
Moreover, degradation includes photo degradation, microbial degradation and chemical degradation.
However, the chipping leads to losses of up to 30 % of the energy content due to microbial degradation of the wood during drying.

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