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Redox potential and oxygen diffusion rate as parameters for monitoring biodegradation of some organic wastes in soil

Authors
Journal
Nuclear and Chemical Waste Management
0191-815X
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
Volume
5
Issue
4
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1016/0191-815x(85)90009-9

Abstract

Abstract Wax impregnated graphite electrodes (WIGEs) and platinum wire electrodes (PWEs) have been used to monitor the redox potential ( E H ) and the oxygen diffusion rate (ODR) during biodegradation of glucose and phenol in a soil environment. The microbial activity and the actual degradation of these compounds also were determined analytically, and the results were compared with the E H and ODR measurements. The results show that E H and ODR can be suitable parameters for the indication of complete biodegradation of organic wastes by land treatment.

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