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The health effects and a bioremediation process for vinyl chloride

Lee, Meng-Chen (2014) The health effects and a bioremediation process for vinyl chloride. Master Essay, University of Pittsburgh.

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Vinyl chloride is a colorless organic gas with high volatility. The carcinogen is the secondary pollutant from chlorinated ethenes that have been extensively used in plastic industries and facilities during manufacturing. Since 1970s numerous reports have appeared regarding a distinct relationship between high level of exposure to vinyl chloride and angiosarcomas of the liver (ASL), in which occupational exposure is of high concern for potential risk of public health. Improved bioremediation for dense non-aqueous phase liquid (DNAPL) contamination has been utilized to reduce vinyl chloride concentration in groundwater. To understand the factors controlling VC degradation in the presence of both substrates (methane and ethene) and both microbial groups (methanotrophs and etheneotrophs), cometabolic activities of methanotrophs, etheneotrophs, and both microbial groups are discussed respectively in this essay.


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Item Type: Other Thesis, Dissertation, or Long Paper (Master Essay)
Status: Unpublished
CreatorsEmailPitt UsernameORCID
Lee, Meng-Chen
ContributionContributors NameEmailPitt UsernameORCID
Committee ChairPeterson, Jamesjimmyp@pitt.eduJIMMYPUNSPECIFIED
Committee MemberWei, Nanawei@pitt.eduNAWEIUNSPECIFIED
Date: 29 April 2014
Date Type: Publication
Access Restriction: No restriction; Release the ETD for access worldwide immediately.
Publisher: University of Pittsburgh
Institution: University of Pittsburgh
Schools and Programs: School of Public Health > Environmental and Occupational Health
Degree: MPH - Master of Public Health
Thesis Type: Master Essay
Refereed: Yes
Uncontrolled Keywords: vinyl, chloride, Hepatocellular, carcinoma, bioremedation
Date Deposited: 26 May 2015 16:38
Last Modified: 30 Mar 2022 11:56


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