Introduction, Main Conclusions and Recommendations of the Workshop `QSAR Biodegradation II’


Peijnenburg, W.J.G.M., Damborsky, J.




Peijnenburg, W.J.G.M., Damborsky, J., Eds.


Kluwer Academic Publishers, Dordrecht


Biotransformation and biodegradation of chemical compounds are the major processes which determine the fate of organic compounds in aquatic and terrestrial environments. An understanding of biodegradation mechanisms and identification of factors which limit the biodegradation rates is desirable for the development of bioremediation technologies suitable for clean-up of contaminated soil and water. Quantitative Structure-Biodegradability Relationships (QSBRs), relate the molecular structure of an organic chemical to its biological degradability. The high complexity of the microbial degradation process as well as great variety of the interactions between organism, organic pollutant and the environment make it difficult to interpret the results from biodegradability experiments.

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Peijnenburg, W.J.G.M., Damborsky, J., 1996: Introduction, Main Conclusions and Recommendations of the Workshop `QSAR Biodegradation II’. In: Peijnenburg, W.J.G.M., Damborsky, J., Eds., Biodegradability Prediction, Kluwer Academic Publishers, Dordrecht, pp. 143.

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