Reductive Dechlorination of Trichloroethylene and Tetrachloroethylene under Aerobic Conditions in a Sediment Column.

@article{Enzien1994ReductiveDO,
  title={Reductive Dechlorination of Trichloroethylene and Tetrachloroethylene under Aerobic Conditions in a Sediment Column.},
  author={M V Enzien and Flynn W. Picardal and Terry C Hazen and R. G. Arnold and Carl B. Fliermans},
  journal={Applied and environmental microbiology},
  year={1994},
  volume={60 6},
  pages={2200-4}
}
Biodegradation of trichloroethylene and tetrachloroethylene under aerobic conditions was studied in a sediment column. Cumulative mass balances indicated 87 and 90% removal for trichloroethylene and tetrachloroethylene, respectively. These studies suggest the potential for simultaneous aerobic and anaerobic biotransformation processes under bulk aerobic conditions.