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Environmental Engineering Research 1998;3(3): 151-156.
Influence of Electron Acceptors and Carbon Sources on the Biotransformation of Chlorophenols in an Anaerobic System
In-Chul Kong, and Hun-Bong Jeong
Department of Environmental Engineering, Yeungnam University Daedong, Kyungsan city, Kyungbuk 712-749, Korea
Corresponding Author: In-Chul Kong ,
Received: April 6, 1998;  Accepted: July 6, 1998.
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Influences of carbon sources and electron acceptors on the anaerobic dechlorination of accumulated chlorophenols (CPs) in batch and continuous flow-type bioreactor were studied. Microbial consortia amended with Na-acetate, -lactate, and yeast extract stimulate dechlorination compared to unamended consortia and amended with Na-propionate and -formate. However, no significant effect was observed on dechlorination of 3-CP. Addition of electron acceptors (Na-nitrate and -thiosulfate) to microbial consortia from bioreactor reduced initial 18.6 mg/L 2,3-CP to 8.7 and 7.3 mg/L, respectively, for 48 days incubation, however, approximately 11.8 mg/L was observed in the presence of Na-sulfate, -sulfite and control. Amended Na-lactate in a continuous system enhanced the dechlorination of 2,3-CP compared to addition of Na-formate.
Keywords: Anaerobic Dechlorination | Carbon Sources | Electron Acceptors
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