Effective utilization of dichloromethane by a newly isolated strain Methylobacterium rhodesianum H13.

An effective dichloromethane (DCM) utilizer Methylobacterium rhodesianum H13 was isolated from activated sludge. A response surface methodology was conducted, and the optimal conditions were found to be 4.5 g/L Na2HPO4·12H2O, 0.5 g/L (NH4)2SO4, an initial pH of 7.55, and a temperature of 33.7 °C. The specific growth rate of 0.25 h(-1) on 10 mM DCM was… (More)