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Title: Fixed-bed bioreactor system for the microbial solubilization of coal

Abstract

A fixed-bed bioreactor system for the conversion of coal into microbially solubilized coal products. The fixed-bed bioreactor continuously or periodically receives coal and bio-reactants and provides for the large scale production of microbially solubilized coal products in an economical and efficient manner. An oxidation pretreatment process for rendering coal uniformly and more readily susceptible to microbial solubilization may be employed with the fixed-bed bioreactor. 1 fig., 1 tab.

Inventors:
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Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Oak Ridge National Lab., TN (USA)
OSTI Identifier:
6726935
Patent Number(s):
-US-A6095708
Assignee:
TIC; ERA-14-002754; EDB-88-190214
DOE Contract Number:  
AC05-84OR21400
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Other Information: Portions of this document are illegible in microfiche products
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
01 COAL, LIGNITE, AND PEAT; 59 BASIC BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES; 42 ENGINEERING; BIOREACTORS; DESIGN; COAL; BIODEGRADATION; INVENTIONS; MICROORGANISMS; PACKED BED; SOLUBILITY; CARBONACEOUS MATERIALS; CHEMICAL REACTIONS; DECOMPOSITION; ENERGY SOURCES; FOSSIL FUELS; FUELS; MATERIALS 010405* -- Coal, Lignite, & Peat-- Hydrogenation & Liquefaction; 550700 -- Microbiology; 550500 -- Metabolism; 420200 -- Engineering-- Facilities, Equipment, & Techniques

Citation Formats

Scott, C.D., and Strandberg, G.W. Fixed-bed bioreactor system for the microbial solubilization of coal. United States: N. p., 1987. Web.
Scott, C.D., & Strandberg, G.W. Fixed-bed bioreactor system for the microbial solubilization of coal. United States.
Scott, C.D., and Strandberg, G.W. Mon . "Fixed-bed bioreactor system for the microbial solubilization of coal". United States.
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abstractNote = {A fixed-bed bioreactor system for the conversion of coal into microbially solubilized coal products. The fixed-bed bioreactor continuously or periodically receives coal and bio-reactants and provides for the large scale production of microbially solubilized coal products in an economical and efficient manner. An oxidation pretreatment process for rendering coal uniformly and more readily susceptible to microbial solubilization may be employed with the fixed-bed bioreactor. 1 fig., 1 tab.},
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year = {1987},
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