Influence of Mucor mucedo immobilized to corncob in remediation of pyrene contaminated agricultural soil

  • Hou, Wei (College of Environmental Science, Liaoning University) ;
  • Zhang, Le (College of Environmental Science, Liaoning University) ;
  • Li, Xiaojun (Key Laboratory of Pollution Ecology and Environmental Engineering, Institute of Applied Ecology, Chinese Academy of Sciences) ;
  • Gong, Zongqiang (Key Laboratory of Pollution Ecology and Environmental Engineering, Institute of Applied Ecology, Chinese Academy of Sciences) ;
  • Yang, Yongwei (College of Environmental Science, Liaoning University) ;
  • Li, Zhi (College of Environmental Science, Liaoning University)
  • Received : 2015.01.30
  • Accepted : 2015.04.01
  • Published : 2015.06.30


In recent years, immobilization agents were introduced into organic contaminated soil remediation and more and more materials were screened and used as the immobilizing carrier. However, effect of the decomposition of the immobilizing carrier on the bioremediation was rarely concerned. Therefore, the decomposition experiment of immobilizing carrier -corncob was carried out in the lab with the efficient degradation fungi - Mucor mucedo (MU) existing, and polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) residues E4/E6 of the dissolved organic matter and microbial diversity during the decomposition process were studied. The results showed that: a) during the decomposition, the degradation of pyrene (Pyr) was mainly in the first 28 d in which the content of extractable Pyr decreased rapidly and the highest decrease was in the treatment with only MU added. b) Anslysis of E4/E6 changes showed that rich microorganisms could promote aromatization and condensation of humus. c) From the diversity index analysis it can also be seen that there is no significant difference in effects of PAHs on the uniformity of microorganisms. These results will not only be useful to have a better understanding of the bioavailability of contaminants adsorbed to biodegradable carriers in PAHs contaminated soil remediation, but also be helpful to perfect the principle of immobilized microbial technique.


Supported by : NSFC (Natural Science Foundation of China)


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