Thursday, June 26, 2014

Managing specialized microbes to clean stubborn chemicals from environment

Unique groups of microorganisms capable of converting hazardous chlorinated chemicals like trichloroetheene into ethene, a benign end product of microbial biodegradation, have been examined by scientists. The studies explore the metabolic activities of a group of microbes known as Dehalococcoides and propose strategies to improve their effectiveness for environmental cleanup projects involving chlorinated chemicals.



from Geochemistry News -- ScienceDaily http://ift.tt/1o8h5n0

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