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Table 5 Biphasic and triphasic bioreactors for treatment of hydrophobic organic pollutants (adapted from [78]).

From: A review on slurry bioreactors for bioremediation of soils and sediments

Pollutant Microorganisms Solvent
Styrene Mixed culture silicone oil
Phenantrhene Pseudomonas aeruginosa 2,2,4,4,6,8,8-heptametilnonane
Naphthalene Corynebacterium sp. Decane, dodecane, hexadecane
Various PAHs Mixed culture silicone oil
2,4,6-trichlorophenol Pseudomonas sp. silicone oil
Dioxins Mixed culture Decane
Pentaclorophenol Arthrobacter sp. Diethyl sebacate
Phenol Pseudomonas putida 2-undecanone
Phenanthrene Pseudomonas sp. silicone oil
Benzene Alcaligenes xylosoxidans Hexadecane
Benzene Klebsiella sp. 1-octadecane
Benzene Alcaligenes xylosoxidans Hexadecane