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BIOELECTRICAL TREATMENT OF XENOBIOTICS

United States Patent Application

20100108522
A1
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The present invention provides a system for remediation of a xenobiotic in a liquid. The system comprises: a first chamber having a first port and a second port, a first electrode in the first chamber, a second electrode is in electrical communication with the first electrode and with a voltage source, wherein the first electrode is an anode and the second electrode is a cathode or the first electrode is a cathode and the second electrode is an anode. The system uses an electric current to provide an electron acceptor or electron donor for a microorganism capable of remediating the xenobiotic.
Coates, John D. (Walnut Creek, CA), Thrash, Cameron J. (Oakland, CA)
THE REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA (Oakland CA)
12/ 514,884
November 27, 2007
STATEMENT OF GOVERNMENTAL SUPPORT [0002] The invention described and claimed herein was made in part utilizing funds supplied by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) under Contract No. DE-AC02-05CH11231 through the DOE Laboratory Directed Research and Development (LDRD) program. The government has certain rights in this invention.