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Title: Biological production of products from waste gases

Abstract

A method and apparatus are designed for converting waste gases from industrial processes such as oil refining, and carbon black, coke, ammonia, and methanol production, into useful products. The method includes introducing the waste gases into a bioreactor where they are fermented to various products, such as organic acids, alcohols, hydrogen, single cell protein, 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.:
Bioengineering Resources Inc
OSTI Identifier:
874208
Patent Number(s):
6340581
Application Number:
09/219,395
Assignee:
Bioengineering Resources, Inc. (Fayetteville, AR)
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 {
C - CHEMISTRY C12 - BIOCHEMISTRY C12M - APPARATUS FOR ENZYMOLOGY OR MICROBIOLOGY
DOE Contract Number:  
FC02-90CE40939; FC04-94AL98770
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
biological; production; products; waste; gases; method; apparatus; designed; converting; industrial; processes; oil; refining; carbon; black; coke; ammonia; methanol; useful; introducing; bioreactor; fermented; organic; acids; alcohols; hydrogen; single; cell; protein; salts; anaerobic; bacteria; valuable; recovered; separated; purified; anaerobic bacteria; converting waste; oil refining; /435/

Citation Formats

Gaddy, James L. Biological production of products from waste gases. United States: N. p., 2002. Web.
Gaddy, James L. Biological production of products from waste gases. United States.
Gaddy, James L. Tue . "Biological production of products from waste gases". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/874208.
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