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Microbial Degradation of Phenol: A Review

Viraj Krishna Mishra, Neeraj Kumar


Microorganisms have enormous potential to remove toxic organic compounds present in wastewater due to its potential to metabolize these molecules. The presence of phenol and its derivatives is increasing in water resources due to its extensive applications. Microorganisms have been widely utilized to reduce the level of phenol in wastewater. Different bacterial and fungal strains have been successfully studied to reduce the level of phenol in water. Both aerobic and anaerobic degradation of phenol is reported.


Keywords: Phenol degradation, wastewater, aerobic, anaerobic, microorganisms

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