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EC number: 203-577-9
CAS number: 108-39-4
m-Cresol is biodegraded in aquifer sediment under anaerobic conditions and by anoxic river sediment within 3 -4 weeks.
Although the substance is readily biodegradable and no biodegradation
simulation test has to be performed for sediments, there are studies
available on biodegradation in sediments.
Biodegradation test in aquifer sediment under anaerobic conditions were
carried out using m-cresol as test substance. The lag time for the
substance is 43 days under sulfate-reducing and 46-90 days under
methanogenic conditions, indicating that m-cresol is biodegradable in
sediment under anaerobic conditions.
Comparative experiments were conducted to examine undefined methanogenic
consortia from Saale river sediment for their potential to degrade
different aromatic compounds, i.a. m-cresol.. Anoxic river sediment
degraded m-cresol within 3 -4 weeks. The methane production was 96 % of
the theoretically possible yield of m-cresol. The results of both
indicate, that m-cresol is amaerobically biodegradable.
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