Bacterial degradation of dichloromethane in cultures and natural environments

Valentina I Krausova, Frank T Robb, Juan M González
Journal of Microbiological Methods 2003, 54 (3): 419-22
Dichloromethane (DCM) is a toxic pollutant showing prolonged persistence in water. DCM biodegradation is usually determined from increases in Cl ions, gas chromatography, or by using radioisotopes. Herein, we present an original and easy spectrophotometric method to estimate DCM concentrations in cultures and environmental samples during DCM biodegradation experiments.

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