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Role of bicarbonate as a pH buffer and electron sink in microbial dechlorination of chloroethenes

Overview of attention for article published in Microbial Cell Factories, September 2012
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  • In the top 25% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • Among the highest-scoring outputs from this source (#12 of 906)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (95th percentile)

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Title
Role of bicarbonate as a pH buffer and electron sink in microbial dechlorination of chloroethenes
Published in
Microbial Cell Factories, September 2012
DOI 10.1186/1475-2859-11-128
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Authors

Anca G Delgado, Prathap Parameswaran, Devyn Fajardo-Williams, Rolf U Halden, Rosa Krajmalnik-Brown

Abstract

Buffering to achieve pH control is crucial for successful trichloroethene (TCE) anaerobic bioremediation. Bicarbonate (HCO3-) is the natural buffer in groundwater and the buffer of choice in the laboratory and at contaminated sites undergoing biological treatment with organohalide respiring microorganisms. However, HCO3- also serves as the electron acceptor for hydrogenotrophic methanogens and hydrogenotrophic homoacetogens, two microbial groups competing with organohalide respirers for hydrogen (H2). We studied the effect of HCO3- as a buffering agent and the effect of HCO3--consuming reactions in a range of concentrations (2.5-30 mM) with an initial pH of 7.5 in H2-fed TCE reductively dechlorinating communities containing Dehalococcoides, hydrogenotrophic methanogens, and hydrogenotrophic homoacetogens.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 2 3%
Italy 1 2%
South Africa 1 2%
Unknown 54 93%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 17 29%
Researcher 10 17%
Student > Master 6 10%
Other 5 9%
Student > Doctoral Student 4 7%
Other 7 12%
Unknown 9 16%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Engineering 13 22%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 12 21%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 5 9%
Earth and Planetary Sciences 4 7%
Environmental Science 4 7%
Other 7 12%
Unknown 13 22%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 22. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 26 June 2014.
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#637,729
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#12
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