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BIOREMEDIATION OF HALOGENATED HYDROCARBONS BY INOCULATION WITH A DEHALOGENATING MICROBIAL CONSORTIUM

United States Patent Application

20020015991
A1
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A method for the remediation of a site contaminated with at least one halogenated hydrocarbon, comprising inoculating the site with a microbial consortium which comprises microbes which under anaerobic conditions collectively dehalogenated the at least one halogenated hydrocarbon to one or more non-halogenated compounds. Suitable microbial consortia may be obtained by laboratory culturing of naturally-occurring soil microbes in the presence of a halogenated hydrocarbon.
BRENNAN, MICHAEL JARLATH (BURNT HILLS, NY), DEWEERD, KIM ALDEN (VALATIE, NY), FLANAGAN, KEVIN PATRICK (REXFORD, NY), HARKNESS, MARK ROBERT (TROY, NY), SPIVACK, JAMES LAWRENCE (COBLESKILL, NY)
09/ 451,382
November 30, 1999
[0001] The U.S. Government may have certain rights in this invention pursuant to contract number DE-AC04-94AL85000 awarded by the Department of Energy (DOE).