Ethylene Dibromide Mineralization in Soils under Aerobic Conditions.

  title={Ethylene Dibromide Mineralization in Soils under Aerobic Conditions.},
  author={Joseph J. Pignatello},
  journal={Applied and environmental microbiology},
  volume={51 3},
1,2-Dibromoethane (EDB), which is a groundwater contaminant in areas where it was once used as a soil fumigant, was shown to be degraded aerobically by microorganisms in two types of surface soils from an EDB-contaminated groundwater discharge area. At initial concentrations of 6 to 8 mug/liter, EDB was degraded in a few days to near or below the detection limit of 0.02 mug/liter. At 15 to 18 mg/liter, degradation was slower. Bromide ion release at the higher concentrations was 1.4 +/- 0.3 and… CONTINUE READING

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