This book is intended to be a general reference for environmental decision makers who are interested in the fate of chlorinated aromatic compounds with respect to microbial activity. It includes reviews of microbial physiology, genetics, and methods of biodegradation assessment.
1. Overview of Microbial Physiology 2. Cellular Gene Coding and Genetic Technologies 3. Methods of Biodegradation Assessment 4. Metabolism of Nonchlorinated Aromatic Compounds 5. Chlorobenzoic Acids 6. Chlorobenzenes 7. Chlorophenols 8. Pentachlorophenol 9. Chlorophenoxy and Chlorophenyl Herbicides 10. Phenylamide and Miscellaneous Herbicides 11. Chlorinated Biphenyls 12. DDT and Related Compounds 13. Chlorinated Dioxins and Dibenzofurans 14. Biodégradation of Chlorinated Aromatic Compounds in Scaled-up Biological Treatment Processes 15. Overview of Microbiological Decomposition of Chlorinated Aromatic Compounds 16. Conclusions