Humic acids as electron acceptors for anaerobic microbial oxidation of vinyl chloride and dichloroethene

Applied and Environmental Microbiology
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Abstract

Anaerobic oxidation of [1,2-14C]vinyl chloride and [1,2- 14C]dichloroethene to 14CO2 under humic acid-reducing conditions was demonstrated. The results indicate that waterborne contaminants can be oxidized by using humic acid compounds as electron acceptors and suggest that natural aquatic systems have a much larger capacity for contaminant oxidation than previously thought.

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Publication type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Title Humic acids as electron acceptors for anaerobic microbial oxidation of vinyl chloride and dichloroethene
Series title Applied and Environmental Microbiology
Volume 64
Issue 8
Year Published 1998
Language English
Publisher ASM
Contributing office(s) Toxic Substances Hydrology Program
Description 4 p.
First page 3102
Last page 3105