use of microorganisms in depollution of water
K N and P J Harris
ecoli at cix.compulink.co.uk
Mon Mar 25 14:25:42 EST 1996
There was an interesting line of investigation being carried out at the
|Water Research Centre, at Medmenham, Near Henly, Oxon, UK.
This was using Hyphomicrobium (the budding bacterium) as a control of
excess nitrate in drinking water. The clever thing about Hyphomicrobium
is that it can use methanol as an energy source and reduce nitrate in
the process. Nitrogen gas is liberated and the excess methanol can be
stripped out of the water by blowing air through it.
Department of Soil Science,
The University of reading, UK.
AKA P.J.Harris at reading.ac.uk
More information about the Microbio