Identification of dechlorinating bacteria in a New Jersey fractured rock aquifer

Donna E. Fennell, Eun Kyeu Son, Kenneth Y. Lee

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Microcosms utilizing groundwater and sediment fines from a monitoring well in a tetrachloroethylene (PCE)-contaminated fractured rock aquifer at Rutgers University were developed. Five sets of microcosms were established (killed controls, live controls, electron donors only, electron donors + PCE, and electron donors + vinyl chloride (VC)). Complete dechlorination to ethylene occurred in the original, electron donors + PCE and VC amended microcosms. The microbial community was characterized using genus-specific PCR primers and denaturing gradient gel electrophoresis. Dehalococcoides-like bacteria were detected using nested and direct PCR with a Dehalococcoides specific primer set. This is an abstract of a paper presented at the 228th ACS National Meeting (Philadelphia, PA 8/22-26/2004).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)ENVR-198
JournalACS National Meeting Book of Abstracts
Issue number1
StatePublished - 2004
EventAbstracts of Papers - 228th ACS National Meeting - Philadelphia, PA, United States
Duration: Aug 22 2004Aug 26 2004

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Chemical Engineering(all)

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