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Title: Method for enhancing microbial utilization rates of gases using perfluorocarbons

Abstract

A method of enhancing the bacterial reduction of industrial gases using perfluorocarbons (PFCs) is disclosed. Because perfluorocarbons (PFCs) allow for a much greater solubility of gases than water does, PFCs have the potential to deliver gases in higher concentrations to microorganisms when used as an additive to microbial growth media thereby increasing the rate of the industrial gas conversion to economically viable chemicals and gases.

Inventors:
 [1]
  1. Idaho Falls, ID
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Idaho National Lab. (INL), Idaho Falls, ID (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
870990
Patent Number(s):
5637499
Assignee:
Lockheed Idaho Technologies Company (Idaho Falls, ID)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
C - CHEMISTRY C12 - BIOCHEMISTRY C12P - FERMENTATION OR ENZYME-USING PROCESSES TO SYNTHESISE A DESIRED CHEMICAL COMPOUND OR COMPOSITION OR TO SEPARATE OPTICAL ISOMERS FROM A RACEMIC MIXTURE {
B - PERFORMING OPERATIONS B01 - PHYSICAL OR CHEMICAL PROCESSES OR APPARATUS IN GENERAL B01D - SEPARATION
DOE Contract Number:  
AC07-94ID13223
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
method; enhancing; microbial; utilization; rates; gases; perfluorocarbons; bacterial; reduction; industrial; pfcs; disclosed; allow; solubility; water; potential; deliver; concentrations; microorganisms; additive; growth; media; increasing; rate; gas; conversion; economically; viable; chemicals; gas conversion; industrial gases; industrial gas; microbial growth; utilization rates; /435/

Citation Formats

Turick, Charles E. Method for enhancing microbial utilization rates of gases using perfluorocarbons. United States: N. p., 1997. Web.
Turick, Charles E. Method for enhancing microbial utilization rates of gases using perfluorocarbons. United States.
Turick, Charles E. Wed . "Method for enhancing microbial utilization rates of gases using perfluorocarbons". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/870990.
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year = {1997},
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Mechanism of enhanced oxygen transfer in fermentation using emulsified oxygen-vectors
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