The domestic and industrial wastes from approximately 8 million residents are discharged to the Rio-Bogotá river. This study demonstrates the reductive dehalogenation of 2,4,6-trichlorophenol by Rio-Bogotá sediments and that the addition of an external carbon source can stimulate the process in microcosms.
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This work was supported by the División de Investigación, Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Sede Bogotá (DIB). We are grateful to Matilde Nino-Murcia and Bernard Dutka for their critical and helpful comments on the manuscript.
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Gracía-Chaves, M.C., Arbeli, Z., Plazas, E.C. et al. Reductive dehalogenation of trichlorophenol in sediment from Rio-Bogotá, Colombia: the potential for intrinsic bioremediation and biostimulation. World J Microbiol Biotechnol 23, 1493–1495 (2007). https://doi.org/10.1007/s11274-007-9382-y
- Reductive dehalogenation
- Rio Bogota 2,4,6-trichlorophenol