NJ Soil Microbe Proven to Break Down ‘Forever Chemicals’

Written by
John Sullivan
Sept. 18, 2019

CEE Professor Peter Jaffe and Associate Research Scholar Dr. Shan Huang have discovered that a common soil bacterium, Acidimicrobium A6, has the ability to break down PFAS chemicals -- the most recalcitrant class of chemicals and the most persistent pollutants. Their findings were published in ES&T this month. https://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/acs.est.9b04047#

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