Co-metabolic degradation of trichloroethylene by Pseudomonas putida in a fibrous bed bioreactor

Gia Luen Guo, Dyi Hwa Tseng*, Shir Ly Huang

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Abstract

Co-metabolic degradation of trichloroethylene (TCE) by Pseudomonas putida Fl was investigated in a novel bioreactor with a fibrous bed. A pseudo-first-order rate constant for TCE degradation was 1.4 h-1 for 2.4 to 100 mg TCE -1. Competitive inhibition of toluene on TCE removal could be prevented in this bioreactor. 90% TCE was removed over 4 h when 95 mg toluene l-1 was presented simultaneously.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1653-1657
Number of pages5
JournalBiotechnology Letters
Volume23
Issue number20
DOIs
StatePublished - 2001

Keywords

  • Bioreactor
  • Co-metabolism
  • Fibrous bed
  • Pseudomonas putida Fl
  • Trichloroethylene

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