Potential use of cyclodextrins in soil bioremediation

K. Gruiz, É Fenyvesi, É Kriston, M. Molnár, B. Horváth

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Bioavailability and toxic effect of contaminants are the main limitations during soil bioremediation. Cyclodextrins may influence bioavailability of the contaminants during biodegradation and also toxicity of the pollutant on soil microbes and plants since their ability to form inclusion compleẋ with organic compounds. The effect of cyclodextrins on bioremediation and on toxic effect of hydrocarbons was investigated by testing the activity of hydrocarbon degrading microflora and of plant growth. The effect of cyclodextrins could be demonstrated in both cases: biodegradation of hydrocarbons could be enhanced and toxic effect of hydrocarbons on plants and soil microbes could be decreased by adding cyclodextrins.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)233-236
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Inclusion Phenomena and Molecular Recognition in Chemistry
Issue number1-3
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 1996

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Food Science
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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