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Biotechnology Letters

, Volume 7, Issue 6, pp 383–388 | Cite as

Bacterial degradation of vinyl chloride

  • S. Hartmans
  • J. A. M. de Bont
  • J. Tramper
  • K. Ch. A. M. Luyben
Article

Summary

Mycobacterium L1 can grow on vinyl chloride as sole carbon and energy source. Application of this bacterium to remove vinyl chloride from waste gases is proposed. From air containing 1% vinyl chloride 93% of the vinyl chloride was removed by passing the air through a fermentor containing a growing population ofMycobacterium L1.

Keywords

Chloride Vinyl Energy Source Mycobacterium Vinyl Chloride 
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© Kluwer Academic Publishers 1985

Authors and Affiliations

  • S. Hartmans
    • 1
  • J. A. M. de Bont
    • 1
  • J. Tramper
    • 2
  • K. Ch. A. M. Luyben
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of MicrobiologyAgricultural UniversityWageningenThe Netherlands
  2. 2.Department of Food Science, Food and Bioengineering GroupAgricultural UniversityWageningen

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