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Main Title Microbiology of Anaerobic Sludge.
Author Ma, Robert A. ;
CORP Author North Carolina Univ., Chapel Hill. Dept. of Environmental Sciences and Engineering.
Year Published 1969
Report Number WP-000921-03;
Stock Number PB-216 741
Additional Subjects ( Anaerobic processes ; Microbiology) ; ( Sewage treatment ; Anaerobic processes) ; Fermentation ; Methane bacteria
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB-216 741 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. NTIS 06/23/1988
Collation 40p
Abstract Studies on the microbiology of anaerobic sludge disclosed that nonmethanogenic strictly anaerobic bacteria comprised one of the most numerous groups of organisms present. Euryoxic bacteria constitute only a minor fraction of the normal bacterial flora but can become predominant in very short time if fermentable carbohydrates are present. This finding emphasizes the necessity of using unenriched fermentations for studying the sludge digestion process. Lipids are the main substrates responsible for generation of acetate in the unaltered normal sludge fermentation. Organisms responsible for lipid decomposition are apparently slow-growing and are washed out of the digestor at short retention times. Recycling of the bacteria would enable the operator to shorten retention time without a loss in efficiency of decomposition. (Author)
NTIS Title Notes Terminal rept. 1 Jun 66-31 May 69.
PUB Date Free Form 31 May 69,
Category Codes 13B; 6M; 68D; 57K
NTIS Prices PC A03/MF A01
Document Type NT
Cataloging Source NTIS/MT
Control Number 326549173
Origin NTIS
Type CAT