Anaerobic biotransformation of RDX (hexahydro-1,3,5-trinitro-1,3,5-triazine) by aquifer bacteria using hydrogen as the sole electron donor.

@article{Beller2002AnaerobicBO,
  title={Anaerobic biotransformation of RDX (hexahydro-1,3,5-trinitro-1,3,5-triazine) by aquifer bacteria using hydrogen as the sole electron donor.},
  author={Harry R Beller},
  journal={Water research},
  year={2002},
  volume={36 10},
  pages={
          2533-40
        }
}
RDX (hexahydro-1,3,5-trinitro-1,3,5-triazine) is a nitramine explosive that has contaminated soil and groundwater at military installations throughout the US. Although anaerobic RDX metabolism has been reported, the process is not well understood, as past studies have typically involved complex, undefined media with multiple potential electron donors and acceptors. In this study, bacteria enriched from RDX-contaminated aquifer sediments consumed RDX in a defined, bicarbonate-buffered, anaerobic… CONTINUE READING
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