Researchers at the Biodesign Institute of Arizona State University have developed a method and system for continuous production of Dehalococcoides in continuous flow stirred-tank reactors (CSTRs). Through optimization of growth conditions, growth medium, and reactor construction materials, a density of 1012 cells/L of Dehalococcoides was achieved in just three days, which is a tenfold improvement over the best reported culture process.
This method provides the fastest production rate of high-cell density Dehalococcoides cultures and has the potential to revolutionize production of bioaugmentation cultures for treatment of chlorinated ethenes.
- High density production of Dehalococcoides in continuous flow stirred-tank reactors
Benefits and Advantages
- Rapid, higher density production - only three days to reach a cell density of 1012 cells/L
- Cultures can be stored for longer durations - helps streamline production
- The novel growth medium minimizes proliferation of competing microorganisms and enhances growth of beneficial microbes
- These Dehalococcoides cultures convert trichloroethene (TCE) to mostly ethene at a 3-d HRT
- The reactor construction materials minimize possible inhibition of anaerobic microorganisms in the CSTR
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