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Chlorinated chemicals perform a host of societally useful functions, but they also have a dark side.
In 2002, Bruce Rittmann, PhD, director of the Biodesign Instituteâ€™s Center for Environmental Biotechnology, received a patent for an innovative way to use nature to lend society a hand. He invented a treatment system, called the membrane biofilm reactor (MBfR), which uses naturally occurring microorganisms to remove contaminants from water.
By Low, Adrian Schleheck, David; Khou, Muoi; Aagaard, Vibeke; Et al ABSTRACT Environments contaminated with mixtures of chlorinated hydrocarbons represent a formidable challenge for bioremediation because biodegradation of all components of the mixture must be demonstrated.
By Sahl, Jason W; Munakata-Marr, Junko; Crimi, Mic
By Silva, M L B Da; Daprato, R C; Gomez, D E; Hugh
By Jones, Elizabeth J P; Voytek, Mary A; Lorah, Michelle M; Kirshtein, Julie D ABSTRACT Mixed cultures capable of dechlorinating chlorinated ethanes and ethenes were enriched from contaminated wetland sediment at Aberdeen Proving Ground (APG) Maryland.
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