Cometabolic degradation of chlorinated aromatic compounds.

  title={Cometabolic degradation of chlorinated aromatic compounds.},
  author={M Jechorek and K D Wendlandt and Matthias Beck},
  journal={Journal of biotechnology},
  volume={102 1},
The degradation of chlorobenzene was investigated with the specially chosen strain Methylocystis sp. GB 14 DSM 12955, using 23 ml headspace vials and in a soil column filled with quaternary aquifer material from a depth of 20 m. A long-term experiment was carried out in this column, situated in a mobile test unit at a contaminated location in Bitterfeld (Germany). Groundwater polluted by chlorobenzene was continuously fed through the column, through which a mixture comprising 4% CH(4) and 96… CONTINUE READING