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

Bonjour Sandrine,
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.
A bientot,
Peter Harris,
Department of Soil Science,
The University of reading, UK.
AKA P.J.Harris at reading.ac.uk

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