Biodegradation Transformations of Chlorinated Aliphatic Hydrocarbons

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Department of Environment Protection, Institute of Chemical Technology, Prague


The review summarizes the present knowledge of biodegradation of chlorinated aliphatic hydrocarbons in environment. Transformation of these compounds by aerobic, facultative aerobic and anaerobic microorganisms in mixed and pure cultures is discussed. The anaerobic biodegradation under methanogenic conditions was shown to be a succesful pathway for dechlorination of the compounds.


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