Under anaerobic conditions, Dehalogenimonas spp. and some Dehalococcoides strains are capable of utilizing chlorinated propanes as growth supporting electron acceptors. Reductive dechlorination of 1,2,3-trichloropropane (TCP) by Dehalogenominas produces an unstable intermediate which can be hydrolyzed to form allyl alcohol or undergo reactions with sulfide-reducing agents for form allyl sulfides. In Dehalococcoides strains and Dehalogenimonas spp., 1,2-dichloropropane (DCP) undergoes dichloroelimination mediated by a dichloropropane dehalogenase to form propene.
Submit samples for CENSUS qPCR to quantify a halorespiring bacteria and functional genes responsible for anaerobic biodegradation of DCP and TCP.