Maintenance energy model for microbial degradation of toxic chemicals in soil

Thomas F. Hess, Steven K. Schmidt, Gregory M. Colores

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Abstract

A new kinetic model incorporating maintenance energy requirements is developed for use in the description of microbial degradation of toxic chemicals in soil. This model better describes extended, long-term CO2 respiration data that typically occurs when substrate concentrations are low. The model is tested with data from the respiration of 2,4-dinitrophenol (DNP) and pentachlorophenol (PEP) to CO2 and is shown to statistically fit better than an associated model without maintenance considerations.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)907-915
Number of pages9
JournalSoil Biology and Biochemistry
Volume28
Issue number7
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 1996

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