How might the organism Geobacter be used in aquifer clean up?

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    Geobacter can use, in addition to H2, other organic sources, including toluene, as electron donors. Since ferric iron is common in aquifers, the microbe might be used to remove toluene.
     Geobacter might be used to remove H2 from aquifers. The presence of H2 in aquifers often creates a very dangerous situation.
     Geobacter might be used to remove ferric iron from water supplies.
     Geobacter might be used for all of the above.
     Geobacter might be used for more than one of the above, but not all.
asked May 16, 2012 in Microbiology by anonymous
    

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Geobacter can use, in addition to H2, other organic sources, including toluene, as electron donors. Since ferric iron is common in aquifers, the microbe might be used to remove toluene.
answered May 17, 2012 by Bioshare ~Top Expert~ (34,070 points)



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