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The energetic consequences of hydrogen gradients in methanogenic ecosystems

Lookup NU author(s): Dr Jan Dolfing

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Abstract

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.


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Author(s): Dolfing J

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: FEMS Microbiology Ecology

Year: 1992

Volume: 10

Issue: 3

Pages: 183-187

Print publication date: 01/09/1992

ISSN (print): 0168-6496

ISSN (electronic): 1574-6941

Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell

Notes: Times Cited: 19 Cited Reference Count: 24 English Article FEMS MICROBIOL ECOL JP116


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