Author(s) Lv, X.; Wang, D.; Iqbal, W.; Yang, B.; Mao, Y.
Journal Biodegradation
Date Published 2019 12

Bromate is a disinfection byproduct (DBP) that forms during the ozonation of bromide-containing natural water, which may cause health risks to humans. In this review, we provide an overview of the mechanism of bromate formation, microbial communities and bioreactors that are responsible for bromate reduction. Bromate can be formed through two pathways of bromide oxidation by ozone or by OH, and it can be removed by biological approaches. Members belonging to phyla of Spirochaetes, Proteobacteria, Firmicutes, Actinobacteria, Clostridium, Deinococcus-Thermus and Bacteroidetes have been identified as capable of reducing bromate to bromide. Multiple configurations of biofilm bioreactors have been employed to cultivate microbial communities to perform bromate removal. The rapid development of multiomics has and will continue to accelerate the elucidation of the mechanisms involved in bromate and other DBP conversions, as well as the interaction patterns among different bacterial subdivisions in the bioremoval of DBPs.

DOI 10.1007/s10532-019-09882-x
Keywords Biodegradation, Environmental; Bromates; Ozone; Water Pollutants, Chemical; Water Purification
ISSN 1572-9729
Citation Biodegradation. 2019;30(5-6):365374.

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