Aerobic Biodegradation of 2-Picolinic Acid by a Comamonas sp.
Received Date: Aug 22, 2017 / Accepted Date: Aug 28, 2017 / Published Date: Sep 03, 2017
A strain was able to use 2-picolinic acid (2-PA) as a sole source of carbon, nitrogen and energy under aerobic conditions was isolated in this paper. Based on 16S rRNA gene sequence analysis, this strain was identified as Comamonas sp. and named as ZD3. The effects of pH and initial concentrations of 2-PA on the degrading capacity of ZD3 were investigated. It was found that ZD3 degraded 2-PA effectively under a pH range of 5.0 to 9.0, in which 7.0 was proved to be the optimal value. When the initial concentration of 2-PA was 100, 200, 400, 600 and 800 mg/L, ZD3 completely degraded 2-PA within 10, 18, 22, 78 and 114 h, respectively. Zero order kinetic model expressed the degradation behavior of 2-PA by ZD3 well. It was observed that under the concentration range of 100 to 400 mg/L, the degradation rate constant increased with the increase in concentration and reached the maximum at 400 mg/L. However, under the concentration range of 600 to 800 mg/L, the degradation rate constant began to decrease, indicating an inhibitory effect. Moreover, ultraviolet scanning and high performance liquid chromatography ion trap timeof- flight mass spectrometry showed that during the degradation of 2-PA the first reaction was α hydroxylation so that 6-hydroxy picolinic acid (6-HPA) was produced.
Keywords: Comamonas sp.; 2-Picolinic acid (2-PA); Aerobic; Biodegradation
Citation: Qiaorui W, Chunli Z, Yurui F, Zhenxing S, Wenhao H, et al. (2017) Aerobic Biodegradation of 2-Picolinic Acid by a Comamonas Sp. J Environ Anal Toxicol 7: 499. Doi: 10.4172/2161-0525.1000499
Copyright: © 2017 Qiaorui W, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
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