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Impact of lignocellulosic waste-immobilised white-rot fungi on enhancing the development of 14C-phenanthrene catabolism in soil

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Article number152243
<mark>Journal publication date</mark>10/03/2022
<mark>Journal</mark>Science of the Total Environment
Volume811
Number of pages11
Publication StatusPublished
Early online date16/12/21
<mark>Original language</mark>English

Abstract

In this study, an investigation was carried out to explore the the impact of white-rot fungi (WRF) on enhancing the development of phenanthrene catabolism in soil over time (1, 25, 50, 75 and 100 d). The WRF were immobilised on spent brewery grains (SBG) prior to inoculation to the soil. The results showed that SBG-immobilised WRF-amended soils reduced the lag phases and increased the extents of 14C-phenanthrene mineralisation. Greater reductions in the lag phases and increases in the rates of mineralisation were observed in immobilised Trametes versicolor-amended soil compared to the other WRF-amendments. However, the presence of Pleurotus ostreatus and Phanerochaete chrysosporium influenced biodegradation more strongly than the other fungal species. In addition, fungal enzyme activities increased in the amended soils and positively correlated with the extents of 14C-phenanthrene mineralisation in all soil amendments. Maximum ligninolytic enzyme activities were observed in P. ostreatus-amended soil. Microbial populations increased in all amended soils while PAH-degrading fungal numbers increased with increased soil-PAH contact time and strongly positively correlated with fastest rates of mineralisation. The findings presented in this study demonstrate that inoculating the soil with these immobilised WRFs generally enhanced the mineralisation of the 14C-phenanthrene in soil. This has the potential to be used to stimulate or enhance PAH catabolism in field-contaminated soils.

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This is the author’s version of a work that was accepted for publication in Science of the Total Environment. Changes resulting from the publishing process, such as peer review, editing, corrections, structural formatting, and other quality control mechanisms may not be reflected in this document. Changes may have been made to this work since it was submitted for publication. A definitive version was subsequently published in Science of the Total Environment, 811, 2022 DOI: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2021.152243