Polychloroethylene is the most widespread underground pollutant in Taiwan. At present, environmental engineering companies using chemical agents for biological remediation will encounter the following pain points: (1) Remediation will eventually lead to the accumulation of more toxic and carcinogenic vinyl chloride (2) Monitoring Microbial growth requires high molecular biological monitoring costs (3) The agent cannot be effectively used by Dehalococcides spp. All current remediation methods of polychlorinated ethylene revolve around a unique strain of bacteria, Dehalococcoides (DHC), which is currently recognized as the only genus that can degrade vinyl chloride to non-toxic ethylene. However, the cause of the accumulation of vinyl chloride The main reason is that the growth of Dehalococcoides is slow and very difficult to cultivate. The chemical agent cannot effectively increase the number of dehalogenation bacteria on site, or the site itself is free of Dehalococcoides. Our team is the first laboratory in Taiwan to isolate and cultivate a large number of Dehalococcoides. Our team proposes a whole-site biological remediation solution for biological remediation in response to the above three key pain points. In this project, the team expects to improve the service and commercialization of bacterial agents, small-scale production and market verification, establish a company after completing the first round of fundraising and let the company’s biological bacterial agent products in the soil water remediation market within five years.
|Effective start/end date||1/01/21 → 31/12/21|
UN Sustainable Development Goals
In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This project contributes towards the following SDG(s):
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