The microorganism community of pentachlorophenol (PCP)-degrading coupled granules.

  title={The microorganism community of pentachlorophenol (PCP)-degrading coupled granules.},
  author={Yuan-cai Chen and Donghui Chen and Leh Cheu Peng and S-Y. Fu and Hai Zhan},
  journal={Water science and technology : a journal of the International Association on Water Pollution Research},
  volume={59 5},
Coupled granules are self-immobilized aggregates of microorganisms under micro aerobic conditions, which have the dissolved oxygen (DO) level of 0.6 mg.L(-1). The effects of DO concentration on pentachlorophenol (PCP) reduction and its microbial community were investigated in a coupled anaerobic and aerobic reactor. Both the diversity and the dynamicity of the Eubacteria and Archaea community, which were responsible for PCP degradation, were evaluated by means of amplification by polymerase… CONTINUE READING