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Title: Biological production of ethanol from waste gases with Clostridium ljungdahlii

Abstract

A method and apparatus for converting waste gases from industrial processes such as oil refining, carbon black, coke, ammonia, and methanol production, into useful products is disclosed. The method includes introducing the waste gases into a bioreactor where they are fermented to various product, such as organic acids, alcohols H.sub.2, SCP, and salts of organic acids by anaerobic bacteria within the bioreactor. These valuable end products are then recovered, separated and purified.

Inventors:
 [1]
  1. (Fayetteville, AR)
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Membrane Technology and Research, Inc., Menlo Park, CA (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
873331
Patent Number(s):
6136577
Assignee:
Bioengineering Resources, Inc. (Fayettville, AK) CHO
DOE Contract Number:  
FC02-90CE40903
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
biological; production; ethanol; waste; gases; clostridium; ljungdahlii; method; apparatus; converting; industrial; processes; oil; refining; carbon; black; coke; ammonia; methanol; useful; products; disclosed; introducing; bioreactor; fermented; various; product; organic; acids; alcohols; scp; salts; anaerobic; bacteria; valuable; recovered; separated; purified; waste gases; industrial processes; ethanol production; useful products; waste gas; industrial process; carbon black; anaerobic bacteria; organic acids; organic acid; methanol production; clostridium ljungdahlii; oil refining; converting waste; biological production; /435/

Citation Formats

Gaddy, James L. Biological production of ethanol from waste gases with Clostridium ljungdahlii. United States: N. p., 2000. Web.
Gaddy, James L. Biological production of ethanol from waste gases with Clostridium ljungdahlii. United States.
Gaddy, James L. Sat . "Biological production of ethanol from waste gases with Clostridium ljungdahlii". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/873331.
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abstractNote = {A method and apparatus for converting waste gases from industrial processes such as oil refining, carbon black, coke, ammonia, and methanol production, into useful products is disclosed. The method includes introducing the waste gases into a bioreactor where they are fermented to various product, such as organic acids, alcohols H.sub.2, SCP, and salts of organic acids by anaerobic bacteria within the bioreactor. These valuable end products are then recovered, separated and purified.},
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place = {United States},
year = {2000},
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