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Aerobic Biotransformation of Polybrominated Diphenyl Ethers
 

Summary: Aerobic Biotransformation of
Polybrominated Diphenyl Ethers
(PBDEs) by Bacterial Isolates
K R I S T I N R . R O B R O C K , , |
M E H M E T C O E L H A N ,
D A V I D L . S E D L A K ,
A N D L I S A A L V A R E Z - C O H E N * , ,
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering,
University of California, Berkeley, CA, Research Center for
Brewing and Food Quality, Technical University of Munich,
Germany, and Earth Science Division, Lawrence Berkeley
National Laboratories, Berkeley, CA
Received February 10, 2009. Revised manuscript received
June 19, 2009. Accepted June 22, 2009.
Polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs) are flame retardants
that have been used in consumer products and furniture
for three decades. Currently, very little is known about their
fate in the environment and specifically about their susceptibility
to aerobic biotransformation. Here, we investigated the
ability of the polychlorinated biphenyl (PCB) degrading bacteria

  

Source: Alvarez-Cohen, Lisa - Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of California at Berkeley

 

Collections: Engineering; Environmental Management and Restoration Technologies