Can bacteria help break down harmful pollutants? It is interesting
For 50 years, scientists finally understand the mechanism of how bacteria can break down hazardous phosphorous acid decomposes slowly in the environment. It is estimated that each year more than 20,000 tons of phosphoric acid is released into the environment in the Western Hemisphere. Most of the discharged acid pollutes ground water, endangering human life, aquatic flora and fauna. This substance can be found in medical preparations, detergents and herbicides.
The study was conducted postgraduate chemical separation Canadian university Queens Mc Sorley Fernie and several assistants. The study identified the proteins necessary for cleavage acid molecules. Now in the laboratory will study chemical reactions to further ensure the safety components.