Sequential reductive and oxidative conditions used to biodegradation of organochlorine pesticides by native bacteria.

M. Kopytko, S. N. Correa-Torres, A. Plata

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    Despite restrictions and bans on the use of many organochlorine pesticides in the 1970s and 1980s, they continue to persist in the environment today. This is the case of Agustin Codazzi, Cesar where the organochlorine pesticides were buried without control in the soil in 1999, after being banned their use. Nowadays is necessary to find the best method, which allows remediation of this soils. Reductive dechlorination is the first and limiting step in the metabolism of many organochlorine pesticides by anaerobic bacteria. In this study the reductive conditions were enhanced by addition of biogas as an auxiliary electron donors.The soil sample was taken from the zone at Agustin Codazzi, Cesar, and their characteristics correspond to a loam soil with low nutrient and slight compaction. The experimental tests were performed by varying the exposure time of a reducer to oxidative environment. Reductive conditions were enhanced by methane from biogas and oxidative environment was generated by air blown to stimulate a metabolic process of the soil native bacteria. Removals between 70 and 78.9% of compounds such as 4,4′-DDT, 4, 4′-DDD, 4,4′-DDE, Endrin and Trans- Chlordane, detected by gas chromatography analysis, were achieved under reductive/oxidative conditions during 120 days. Furthermore, bacterial strains capable of degrading organochlorine pesticides were selected from the native bacteria, and identified by the purified and identified based on its morphological characteristics and 16S rDNA sequencing.

    Idioma originalInglés
    Número de artículo012018
    PublicaciónIOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering
    EstadoPublicada - 15 jul. 2016
    Evento2nd International congress of Mechanical Engineering and Agricultural Science, CIIMCA 2015 - Floridablanca, Colombia
    Duración: 7 oct. 20159 oct. 2015


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