This project was funded by SERDP and included laboratories at both Clemson University and Cornell. It was an attempt to isolate anaerobic bacteria capable of growth on vinyl chloride and/or ethene. The project confirmed that anaerobic ethene oxidizers exist and can be responsible for removing ethene from ground water, thus removing the evidence of reductive dechlorination of vinyl chloride.
I supplied soil and ground water samples from sites where truncated vinyl chloride plumes were observed but only low levels of ethene. The final report was released in 2013