, Volume 16, Issue 11, pp 1221-1224

Evidence for the aerobic degradation of tetrachloroethylene by a bacterial isolate

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A microorganism, which utilizes tetrachloroethylene (PCE) as a sole source of metabolic carbon under aerobic conditions, has been isolated. It has been identified as aPseudomonas spp. Degradation of PCE by this bacterium was quantified by gas chromatography.