Accession Number : ADA203642


Title :   Dechlorination of Aromatic Xenobiotic Compounds by Anaerobic Microorganisms


Descriptive Note : Final rept. Jun 1983-May 1986


Corporate Author : MICHIGAN STATE UNIV EAST LANSING


Personal Author(s) : Boyd, S A ; Tiedje, J M


Full Text : http://www.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a203642.pdf


Report Date : Jul 1988


Pagination or Media Count : 131


Abstract : The objective of this effort was to determine if anaerobic microorganisms are capable of degrading chlorinated aromatic compounds with nonadjacent unsubstituted carbonatoms. A secondary objective was to define the nutritional requirements for these organisms and extend their substrate range. An existing organism which had the capability to dechlorinate benzoate was selected for additional screening against other halogenated aromatics. This isolate was capable of dechlorinating a variety of compounds only the presence of a supporting consortium of anaerobic organisms. Initial studies using trichloroethylene and 2, 3, 7, 8-tetrachlorodibenzo-p-dioxin as a substrate were not successful. Keywords: Chlorophenol; Pentachlorophenol.


Descriptors :   *ANAEROBIC PROCESSES , *BIODETERIORATION , *NUTRITION , *MICROORGANISMS , *CHLORINATED HYDROCARBONS , *AROMATIC COMPOUNDS , TRICHLOROETHYLENE , BENZOATES , CHLORINATION , SUBSTRATES , REQUIREMENTS , PHENOLS


Subject Categories : Microbiology
      Organic Chemistry


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE