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Title (Primary) Influence of low- and high-frequency heating on biodegrading microorganisms in soil: microbial degradation
Author Roland, U.; Holzer, F.; Kopinke, F.-D.;
Journal Journal of Microwave Power and Electromagnetic Energy
Year 2013
Department TUCHEM;
Volume 47
Issue 4
Language englisch;
POF III (all) T41;
Keywords Resistive heating; dielectric heating; soil remediation; biodegradation; radio frequency
UFZ wide themes RU3;
Abstract The influence of low-frequency (50 Hz) resistive and high-frequency (13.56 MHz, radio-frequency) dielectric heating in comparison to conventional heating on the microbial degradation of pollutants in soil was studied. The investigation of the biodegradation of model substances (benzoic acid, acetic acid, glucose, sodium acetate) added to a standard soil showed no significant influence of the electrical heating methods when compared with
samples heated to the same temperature in a water bath. Therefore, a hindrance of the microbial degradation could be excluded as it was done for soil respiration in a previous study. This finding is especially relevant for the application of these electrical heating methods for thermally enhanced soil bioremediation as an option for making in situ or ex situ clean-up processes more efficient.
ID 14404
Persistent UFZ Identifier https://www.ufz.de/index.php?en=20939&ufzPublicationIdentifier=14404
Roland, U., Holzer, F., Kopinke, F.-D. (2013):
Influence of low- and high-frequency heating on biodegrading microorganisms in soil: microbial degradation
J. Microw. Power Electromagn. Energy 47 (4), 280 - 289