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Transformations of TNT and related aminotoluenes in groundwater aquifer slurries under different electron-accepting conditions

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L.R. Krumholz, J. Li, W.W. Clarkson, G.G. Wilber, and J.M. Suflita, 1997, Transformations of TNT and related aminotoluenes in groundwater aquifer slurries under different electron-accepting conditions: Journal of Industrial Microbiology and Biotechnology , v. 18, iss. 2.

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The transport and fate of pollutants is often governed by both their tendency to sorb as well as their susceptibility to biodegradation. We have evaluated these parameters for 2,4,6-trinitrotoluene (TNT) and several biodegradation products. Slurries of aquifer sediment and groundwater depleted TNT at rates of 27, 7.7 and 5.9 μM day−1 under methanogenic, sulfate-reducing and nitrate-reducing conditions, respectively. Abiotic losses of TNT were determined in autoclaved controls. Abiotic TNT loss and subsequent transformation of the products was also observed. These transformations were especially important during the first step in the reduction of TNT. Subsequent abiotic reactions could account for all of the transformations observed [...]

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doi http://www.loc.gov/standards/mods/mods-outline-3-5.html#identifier doi:10.1038/sj.jim.2900317
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