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dc.contributor.authorChen, Ching-I
dc.contributor.authorReinsel, Mark A.
dc.contributor.authorMueller, Robert Franz
dc.identifier.citationChen, C-I. M.A. Reinsel, and R.F. Mueller, "Kinetic investigation of microbial souring in porous media using microbial consortia from oil reservoirs," Biotechnology and Bioengineering, 44(3):263-269 (1994).en_US
dc.description.abstractMicrobial souring (H2S production) in porous media was investigated in an anaerobic upflow porous media reactor at 60°C using microbial consortia obtained from oil reservoirs. Multiple carbon sources (formate, acetate, propionate, iso- and n-butyrates) found in reservoir waters as well as sulfate as the electron acceptor was used. Kinetics and rates of souring in the reactor system were analyzed. Higher volumetric substrate consumption rates (organic acids and sulfate) and a higher volumetric H2S production rate were found at the from part of the reactor column after H2S production had stabilized. Concentration gradients for the substrates (organic acids and sulfate) and H2S were generated along the column. Biomass accumulation throughout the entire column was observed. The average specific sulfate reduction rate (H2S production rate) in the present reactor after H2S production had stabilized was calculated to be 11062 ±2.22 mg sulfate-S/day g biomass. © 1994 John Wiley & Sons, Inc.en_US
dc.titleKinetic investigation of microbial souring in porous media using microbial consortia from oil reservoirsen_US
mus.citation.journaltitleBiotechnology and Bioengineeringen_US
mus.identifier.categoryEngineering & Computer Scienceen_US
mus.relation.collegeCollege of Engineeringen_US
mus.relation.departmentCenter for Biofilm Engineering.en_US
mus.relation.departmentChemical & Biological Engineering.en_US
mus.relation.departmentChemical Engineering.en_US
mus.relation.universityMontana State University - Bozemanen_US
mus.relation.researchgroupCenter for Biofilm Engineering.en_US

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