The US EPA Technology and Field Services Division produced a report on aerobic cometabolism of chlorinated solvents under their Contaminated Sites Clean-Up Information program on February 7, 2019. This report includes an overview of aerobic cometabolism and guidance on application and monitoring. Click here to link to the report.
While the report cites the research of Thomas Wood, et. al., it does not include the research demonstrating aerobic cometabolism of PCE. The following links go to the research on aerobic cometabolism of PCE.
One of the benefits of aerobic cometabolism is the applicability of bioremediation to shallow soil and ground water that may cause vapor intrusion risk at dry cleaners. Removing the source of the vapors under natural conditions,without business interruption, is the most economical and sustainable solution.
CL Solutions’ CL-Out consortium has been used for bioremediation of PCE and other chlorinated solvents at dry cleaners and industrial sites since 1999. Contact CL Solutions for information and a site evaluation.