Principles of Anaerobic Degradation of Organic Compounds 229

Bernhard Schink

8.1 General Aspects of Anaerobic Degradation Processes 229

8.2 Key Reactions in Anaerobic Degradation of Certain Organic Compounds 231

8.2.1 Degradation of Hydrocarbons 231

8.2.2 Degradation of Ether Compounds and Nonionic Surfactants 232

8.2.3 Degradation of N-Alkyl Compounds and Nitrilotriacetate 234

8.2.4 Degradation of S-Alkyl Compounds 235

8.2.5 Degradation of Ketones 235

8.2.6 Degradation of Aromatic Compounds 236

8.2.6.1 Benzoate and the Benzoyl-CoA Pathway 237

8.2.6.2 Phenol, Hydroxybenzoates, and Aniline 238

8.2.6.3 Cresols 240

8.2.6.4 Hydroquinone and Catechol 241

8.2.6.5 Resorcinol 241

8.2.6.6 Trihydroxybenzenes and Trihydroxybenzoates 242

8.2.6.7 Hydroxyhydroquinone, a New Important Intermediate 244

8.2.6.8 Aromatic Hydrocarbons 245

8.2.7 Degradation of Halogenated Organics 247

8.2.8 Degradation of Sulfonates 248

8.2.9 Degradation of Nitroorganics 248 8.3 Concluding Remarks 249

References 250

Was this article helpful?

0 0
Organic Gardeners Composting

Organic Gardeners Composting

Have you always wanted to grow your own vegetables but didn't know what to do? Here are the best tips on how to become a true and envied organic gardner.

Get My Free Ebook


Post a comment