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Table 2 Comparison of the PBDEs degradation efficiency reported in previous reports

From: Biodegradation of decabromodiphenyl ether (BDE 209) by a newly isolated bacterium from an e-waste recycling area

PBDEs Time Initial concentration Degradation bacteria Degradation efficiency References
BDE 209 30 days 65 μg/L Stenotrophomonas sp. strain WZN-1 55.15% This study
Diphenyl ether, 4-bromo-, 2,4-dibromo-,4,4′-dibromodiphenyl ether 8 days 1 g/L diphenyl ether Sphingomonas sp. PH-07 100% (diphenyl ether), 23% (4-bromo), 14% (2,4-dibromophenyl ether), 8% (4,4′dibromodiphenyl ether) Kim et al. (2007)
Tetra-, penta- and hexa-BDEs 3 days 17 ng/mL Rhodococcus jostii RHA1, Burkholderia xenovorans LB400, Pseudonocardia dioxanivorans CB1190 RHA1 transformed greater than 90% of mono- and di-BDE congeners, LB400 transformed 10–45% of penta-BDE congeners Robrock et al. (2009)
Octa-BDE 2 months 45 nM nona-BDE, 181 nM octa-BDEs, 294 nM hepta-BDE, and 19 nM hexa-BDE Dehalococcoides species Lee and He (2010)
BDE 47, 99, 100 14 days 1180 nM Dehalococcoides and Desulfovibrio spp. 88–100% Lee et al. (2011)
BDE 209 6 days 6 mg/L Lysinibacillus fusiformis DB-1 < 20% Deng et al. (2011)
BDE 209 90 days 10 μM of BDE 209 Pseudomonas spp. < 12% Qiu et al. (2012)
BDE 209 12 days 1 mg/L Bacillus cereus JP12 88% Lu et al. (2013)
Octa and penta-BDE technical mixtures 21 weeks 280 nM PBDEs in an octa-BDE mixture Acetobacterium sp. strain AG Dehalococcoides sp. strain DG 96% Ding et al. (2013)
BDE 47 2 weeks 20 μg/L Pseudomonas stutzeri 97.94% Zhang et al. (2013)
BDE 47 7 days 50 μg/L Pseudomonas putida sp. strain TZ-1 49.96% Xin et al. (2014)
BDE 209 7 days 1 mg/L Enterococcus casseliflavus 52.2% Tang et al. (2016)
BDE 209 12 days 0.5 mg/L Staphylococcus haemolyticus LY1 and Bacillus pumilus LY2 29.8 and 39.2% Wang et al. (2016)
BDE 209
BDE 209
144 h
5 days
50 mg/L
20 mg/L
Rhodococcus sp.
Pseudomonas aeruginosa
65.1%
85.12%
Liu et al. ( 2015, 2016)
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