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Appl Environ Microbiol. 1996 January; 62(1): 288–291.
PMCID: PMC1388759

Rapid Anaerobic Benzene Oxidation with a Variety of Chelated Fe(III) Forms


Fe(III) chelated to such compounds as EDTA, N-methyliminodiacetic acid, ethanol diglycine, humic acids, and phosphates stimulated benzene oxidation coupled to Fe(III) reduction in anaerobic sediments from a petroleum-contaminated aquifer as effectively as or more effectively than nitrilotriacetic acid did in a previously demonstrated stimulation experiment. These results indicate that many forms of chelated Fe(III) might be applicable to aquifer remediation.

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