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Main Title Studies of methanogenic bacteria in sludge /
Author Smith, P. H.,
CORP Author Florida Univ., Gainesville.;Municipal Environmental Research Lab., Cincinnati, OH. Wastewater Research Div.
Publisher Municipal Environmental Research Laboratory, Office of Research and Development, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Available through the National Technical Information Service.
Year Published 1980
Report Number EPA-600/2-80-093; EPA-17070-DJV
Stock Number PB81-111122
OCLC Number 13609869
Subjects Anaerobic bacteria ; Sewage sludge
Additional Subjects Bacteria, Anaerobic ; Sewage sludge ; Sludge ; Anaerobic bacteria ; Gases ; Methane ; Hydrogen ; Acetic acid ; Butyric acid ; Propionic acid ; Fatty acids ; Sludge digestion ; Organic acids ; Digestion
Internet Access
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Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EHAM  TD172.E46 EPA-60/2-80-093 Region 1 Library/Boston,MA 04/29/2016
EJBD  EPA 600-2-80-093 c.1 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 12/27/2013
EJED  EPA 600/2-80-093 OCSPP Chemical Library/Washington,DC 01/01/1988
ELBD ARCHIVE EPA 600-2-80-093 Received from HQ AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 10/04/2023 DISPERSAL
ESAD  EPA 600-2-80-093 Region 10 Library/Seattle,WA 03/23/2010
NTIS  PB81-111122 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation xii, 100 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm.
Methanogenic bacteria were isolated from mesophilic anaerobic digesters. The isolates were able to utilize H2 and CO2 acetate, formate and methanol, but were not able to metabolize propionate and butyrate. It was shown the propionate and butyrate are not substrates for methanogenic bacteria but are converted to hydrogen, carbon dioxide and acetate by a hydrogenic microflora. The reactions leading to methane were quantitatively analyzed. It was shown that acetate, propionate and butyrate metabolism were inhibited by hydrogen. The formation of acetate and propionate were shown to be rate limiting in the digestion process, and that sludge digestion was not inhibited by hydrogen under conditions of excess substrate.
Includes bibliographical references (pages 76-78). Prepared for U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Research and Development, Municipal Environmental Research Laboratory, Cincinnati, Ohio, submitted by the University of Florida, under grant no. Contract Number: 17070-DJV.
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