Production of chlorinated hydrocarbons and methyl iodide by the red microalga Porphyridium purpureum

@inproceedings{Scarratt1999ProductionOC,
  title={Production of chlorinated hydrocarbons and methyl iodide by the red microalga Porphyridium purpureum},
  author={Michael G. Scarratt and Robert M. Moore},
  year={1999}
}
Two experiments were performed using axenic batch cultures of the red microalga Porphyridium purpureum. The cultures were grown in sealed 5-liter glass vessels under a high-purity artificial atmosphere and analyzed for the production of several halocarbons, including chloroform (CHCl3), methylene chloride (CH2Cl2), methyl iodide (CH3I), trichloroethylene (C2HCl3), and tetrachloroethylene (C2Cl4). Two cultures and a control were used in each experiment. The first experiment followed the system… CONTINUE READING