Estimation of the fraction of biologically active methyl tert-butyl ether degraders in a heterogeneous biomass sample

Christopher Kevin Waul, Erik Arvin, Jens Ejbye Schmidt

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Abstract

The fraction of biologically active methyl tert-butyl ether degraders in reactors is just as important for prediction of removal rates as knowledge of the kinetic parameters. The fraction of biologically active methyl tert-butyl ether degraders in a heterogeneous biomass sample, taken from a packed bed reactor, was determined using a batch kinetic based approach. The procedure involved modeling of methyl tert-butyl ether removal rates from batch experiments followed by parameter estimations. It was estimated to be 5-14% (w/w) of the measured volatile suspended solids concentration in the reactor.
Original languageEnglish
JournalBiotechnology Letters
Volume30
Issue number1
Pages (from-to)111-116
ISSN0141-5492
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2008

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