||Kinetics of Mixed Microbial Assemblages Enhance Removal of Highly Dilute Organic Substrates (Journal Version).
Lewis, D. L. ;
Hodson, R. E. ;
Hwang, H. M. ;
||Environmental Research Lab., Athens, GA. ;Georgia Univ., Athens.
Water pollution ;
Aquatic microbiology ;
Reaction kinetics ;
Organic compounds ;
Mathematical models ;
Chlorine organic compounds ;
Fresh water ;
Salt water ;
Acetic acid/dichlorophenoxy-(methyl ester)
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||Experiments with selected organic substrates reveal that the rate-limiting process governing microbial degradation rates changes with substrate concentration, S, in such a manner that substrate removal is enhanced at lower values of S. This enhancement is the result of the dominance of very efficient systems for substrate removal at low substrate concentrations. The variability of dominant kinetic parameters over a range of S causes the kinetics of complex assemblages to be profoundly dissimilar to those of systems processing a single set of kinetic parameters; the findings necessitate taking a new approach to predicting substrate removal rates over wide ranges of S. (Copyright (c) 1988, American Society for Microbiology.)
||Pub. in Applied and Environmental Microbiology, v54 n8 p2054-2057 Aug 88. Prepared in cooperation with Georgia Univ., Athens.
|NTIS Title Notes
||Reprint: Kinetics of Mixed Microbial Assemblages Enhance Removal of Highly Dilute Organic Substrates (Journal Version).
||68D; 57K; 47D; 48G
||PC A02/MF A01