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Exploring Additional Dehalogenation Abilities of DehaloR^2, a Previously Characterized, Trichloroethene-Degrading Microbial Consortium

Abstract DehaloR^2 is a previously characterized, trichloroethene (TCE)-dechlorinating culture and contains bacteria from the known dechlorinating genus, Dehalococcoides. DehaloR^2 was exposed to three anthropogenic contaminants, Triclocarban (TCC), tris(2-chloroethyl) phosphate (TCEP), and 1,1,1-trichloroethane (TCA) and two biogenic-like halogenated compounds, 2,6-dibromophenol (2,6-DBP) and 2,6-dichlorophenol (2,6-DCP). The effects on TCE dechlorination ability due to 2,6-DBP and 2,6-DCP exposures were also investigated. DehaloR^2 did not dechlorinate TCC or TCEP. After initial exposure to TCA, half of the initial TCA was dechlorinated to 1,1-dichloroethane (DCA), however half of the TCA remained by day 100. Subsequent TCA and TCE re-exposure sho... (more)
Created Date 2012
Contributor Kegerreis, Kylie Lynn (Author) / Krajmalnik-Brown, Rosa (Advisor) / Halden, Rolf U (Committee member) / Torres, César I (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Environmental engineering / Environmental science / Microbiology / Biogenic / Dehalococcoides / DehaloR^2 / Halogenated phenols / Reductive dechlorination / Trichloroethene
Type Masters Thesis
Extent 141 pages
Language English
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Note M.S. Civil and Environmental Engineering 2012
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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