Reductive dechlorination of 1,2-dichloroethane and chloroethane by cell suspensions of methanogenic bacteria

Concentrated cell suspensions of methanogenic bacteria reductively dechlorinated 1,2-dichloroethane via two reaction-mechanisms: a dihalo-elimination yielding ethylene and two hydrogenolysis reactions yielding chloroethane and ethane, consecutively. The transformation of chloroethane to ethane was inhibited by 1,2-dichloroethane. Stimulation of… CONTINUE READING