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

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:
OSTI Identifier:
870990
Assignee:
Lockheed Idaho Technologies Company (Idaho Falls, ID) INEEL
Patent Number(s):
US 5637499
Contract Number:
AC07-94ID13223
Research Org:
Idaho National Engineering and Environmental Laboratory, Idaho Falls, ID
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/