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Inhibition of methane production by Methanobacterium formicicum

Abstract

The effects of volatile fatty acids, ammonia and copper on methane production by growing cultures of Methanobacterium formicicum were studied. Acetate and butyrate were not inhibitory, but propionate was inhibitory above certain concentrations, as was ammonia. Copper was inhibitory, but inhibitory concentrations are difficult to define as varying amounts may be precipitated as the sulphide. The results are compared with those from piggery-waste digesters and it is suggested that failure of farm-waste digesters from such inhibitions is unlikely.
Publication Date:
Jan 01, 1976
Product Type:
Journal Article
Reference Number:
ERA-02-045222; EDB-77-105359
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Water Res.; (United Kingdom); Journal Volume: 10:10
Subject:
09 BIOMASS FUELS; METHANE; BIOSYNTHESIS; AMMONIA; BACTERIA; CARBOXYLIC ACIDS; COPPER; INHIBITION; ALKANES; CRYOGENIC FLUIDS; ELEMENTS; FLUIDS; HYDRIDES; HYDROCARBONS; HYDROGEN COMPOUNDS; METALS; MICROORGANISMS; NITROGEN COMPOUNDS; NITROGEN HYDRIDES; ORGANIC ACIDS; ORGANIC COMPOUNDS; SYNTHESIS; TRANSITION ELEMENTS; 090122* - Hydrocarbon Fuels- Preparation from Wastes or Biomass- (1976-1989)
OSTI ID:
7309139
Research Organizations:
Rowett Research Inst., Aberdeen, Scotland
Country of Origin:
United Kingdom
Language:
English
Other Identifying Numbers:
Journal ID: CODEN: WATRA
Submitting Site:
TIC
Size:
Pages: 849-852
Announcement Date:

Citation Formats

Hobson, P N, and Shaw, B G. Inhibition of methane production by Methanobacterium formicicum. United Kingdom: N. p., 1976. Web. doi:10.1016/0043-1354(76)90018-X.
Hobson, P N, & Shaw, B G. Inhibition of methane production by Methanobacterium formicicum. United Kingdom. doi:10.1016/0043-1354(76)90018-X.
Hobson, P N, and Shaw, B G. 1976. "Inhibition of methane production by Methanobacterium formicicum." United Kingdom. doi:10.1016/0043-1354(76)90018-X. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/10.1016/0043-1354(76)90018-X.
@misc{etde_7309139,
title = {Inhibition of methane production by Methanobacterium formicicum}
author = {Hobson, P N, and Shaw, B G}
abstractNote = {The effects of volatile fatty acids, ammonia and copper on methane production by growing cultures of Methanobacterium formicicum were studied. Acetate and butyrate were not inhibitory, but propionate was inhibitory above certain concentrations, as was ammonia. Copper was inhibitory, but inhibitory concentrations are difficult to define as varying amounts may be precipitated as the sulphide. The results are compared with those from piggery-waste digesters and it is suggested that failure of farm-waste digesters from such inhibitions is unlikely.}
doi = {10.1016/0043-1354(76)90018-X}
journal = {Water Res.; (United Kingdom)}
volume = {10:10}
journal type = {AC}
place = {United Kingdom}
year = {1976}
month = {Jan}
}