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The microbiological treatment of chlorophenolic preservative in spent utility poles
1993 - IRG/WP 93-50001-24
The number of pentachlorophenol (PCP) treated poles being removed from service is increasing, but disposal options for this material are limited. Biological Degradation of the preservatives in spent poles, before disposal or reuse, offers a promising technique. The reduction of PCP in treated timber, after inoculation with PCP-degrading bacterial species, Rhodococcus chlorophenolicus and Flavobact...
A McBain, F Cui, J N R Ruddick

Isolation and identification of bacteria from CCA-treated eucalypt power transmission poles
1987 - IRG/WP 1317
Bacteria have been isolated from CCA treated Eucalyptus maculata poles which possessed characteristic bacterial decay patterns. Cultures were isolated on a number of different media which had been inoculated with a splinter of degraded wood. Primary tests indicated that most isolates belonged to the genera Pseudomonas and Bacillus. The species Pseudomonas cepacia was most frequently isolated....
G A Willoughby, A C Hayward, L E Leightley