Combined anaerobic and aerobic biodegradation of perchloroethylene

  • Arvin, Erik (Project Participant)
  • Christensen, Nina (Project Participant)
  • Arcangeli, Jean-Pierre (Project Participant)
  • Ahring, Birgitte Kiær (Project Participant)
  • Arvin, Erik (Project Participant)
  • Hörfer, Christina (Project Participant)

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    Highly chlorinated compounds are easily dechlorinated under anaerobic conditions and the dechlorinated compounds may be completely mineralized in a subsequent aerobic step. This process was investigated with perchloroethyoene as a model substrate. The anaerobic process was performed in an UASB reactor with the dechlorinationg organism Dehalospirillum multivorans inoculated in the granulars. The subsequent aerobic degradation was done in a biofilm reactor with methanotropic organisms. The fate of the metabolites and the kinetic behavior of the reactors has been studied.
    Effective start/end date01/01/199701/01/9999

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