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THE ENERGETIC CONSEQUENCES OF HYDROGEN GRADIENTS IN METHANOGENIC ECOSYSTEMS

DOLFING, J., 1-Sep-1992, In : FEMS Microbial Ecology. 101, 3, p. 183-187 5 p.

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  • J DOLFING

In the dense microbial aggregates usually found in methanogenic waste water treatment systems, hydrogen has to diffuse from producers to consumers at considerable rates. The ensuing hydrogen gradients dissipate part of the potential energy that would otherwise be available to the hydrogen-consuming organisms. The present paper evaluates the energetic consequences of this phenomenon.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)183-187
Number of pages5
JournalFEMS Microbial Ecology
Volume101
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1-Sep-1992

    Keywords

  • INTERSPECIES HYDROGEN TRANSFER, METHANOGENESIS, WASTE WATER TREATMENT, ZERO-SUM CONCEPT, INTERSPECIES ELECTRON FLOW, SYNTROPHIC METHANOGENESIS, ANAEROBIC-DIGESTION, BACTERIA, METABOLISM, DIFFUSION, FORMATE, SLUDGE, WATER, H-2

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