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Extracellular bioreduction

United States Patent

April 17, 2012
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A method for processing environmental or industrial samples to remove, reclaim or otherwise reduce the level of chemical species present in the sample that act as redox active species. The redox active species is kept in a waste chamber and is separated from an aqueous bacterial culture that is held in a culture chamber. The waste chamber and the culture chamber are separated by a porous membrane through which electron transfer can occur but through which the aqueous bacterial culture cannot pass. The redox active species substantially remains in the waste chamber and is in non-contact with the aqueous bacterial culture during the process of removal, reduction or reclamation.
Chidambaram; Devicharan (Middle Island, NY), Francis; Arokiasamy J. (Middle Island, NY)
Brookhaven Science Associates, LLC (Upton, NY)
12/ 046,707
March 12, 2008
The present invention was made with government support under Contract No. DE-AC02-98CH10886 awarded by the U.S. Department of Energy. The United States government has certain rights in the invention.