Journal of environmental science and health. Part A, Toxic/hazardous substances & environmental engineering

Removal of 1,3-dichloro2-propanol and 3-chloro1,2-propanediol by the whole cell system of pseudomonas putida DSM 437.

PMID 16484065


The removal of 1,3-dichloro-2-propanol (1,3-DCP), 3-chloro-1,2-propanediol (3-CPD) and their mixtures at concentrations up to 1,000 mg . L(-1) by the whole cell system of Pseudomonas putida DSM 437 was investigated. The 1,3-DCP removal rates ranged from 2.36 to 10.55 mg . L(-1) . h(-1); 3-CPD exhibited approximately two times higher removal rates compared to 1,3-DCP for all concentrations tested. Removal of 1,3-DCP and 3-CPD followed first-order kinetics with rate constants of 0.0109 h(-1) and 0.0206 h(-1), respectively. When the whole cell system of P. putida DSM 437 was applied to mixtures of the two halohdrins, complete removal of 1,3-DCP was achieved at 144 h while removal of 3-CPD was completed at times ranging from 72 to 144 h. Time to achieve 50% removal of both halohydrins depends on the initial concentration of each in the mixture. For 1,3-DCP, it ranged from 40.55 h at 200 mg . L(-1) to 53.28 h at 500 mg . L(-1) while the respected values for 3-CPD were 33.39 and 68.91 h.