Perchlorate reduction by a novel chemolithoautotrophic, hydrogen-oxidizing bacterium.

@article{Zhang2002PerchlorateRB,
  title={Perchlorate reduction by a novel chemolithoautotrophic, hydrogen-oxidizing bacterium.},
  author={Husen Zhang and Mary Ann Bruns and Bruce E Logan},
  journal={Environmental microbiology},
  year={2002},
  volume={4 10},
  pages={570-6}
}
Water treatment technologies are needed that can remove perchlorate from drinking water without introducing organic chemicals that stimulate bacterial growth in water distribution systems. Hydrogen is an ideal energy source for bacterial degradation of perchlorate as it leaves no organic residue and is sparingly soluble. We describe here the isolation of a perchlorate-respiring, hydrogen-oxidizing bacterium (Dechloromonas sp. strain HZ) that grows with carbon dioxide as sole carbon source… CONTINUE READING