Growth kinetics of mixed cultures under chlorate-reducing conditions

Bruce Ernest Logan, Adam R. Bliven, Shari R. Olsen, Rabindranath Patnaik

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Although chlorate (ClO3-) is not a naturally occurring compound, chlorate can serve as an electron acceptor for a number of microorganisms. To investigate the rate that chlorate-reducing microbes can grow on different substrates, growth rate constants were determined in chemostat studies under chlorate-reducing conditions. Maximum growth rates using acetate, glucose-glutamic acid, and phenol were 0.56, 0.12, and 0.040 h-1, with cell yields of 0.12, 0.41, and 0.12 g-cell/g-substrate, respectively.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1008-1011
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Environmental Engineering
Issue number10
StatePublished - Oct 1 1998

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Environmental Engineering
  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Environmental Chemistry
  • General Environmental Science


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