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Removal of Free Extracellular DNA from Environmental Samples by Ethidium Monoazide and Propidium Monoazide
ABSTRACT Recently, new DNA extraction techniques (using ethidium monoazide and propidium monoazide) have been developed to discriminate between alive and dead bacterial cells. Nevertheless, forExpand
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Microbial community related to volatile organic compound (VOC) emission in household biowaste.
Malodorous emissions and potentially pathogenic microorganisms which develop during domestic organic waste collection are not only a nuisance but may also pose health risks. The aim of the presentExpand
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Impact of protein-, lipid- and cellulose-containing complex substrates on biogas production and microbial communities in batch experiments.
In the present study, nine complex organic substrates from three classes (protein-, lipid-, and cellulose-rich) were investigated in batch experiments and compared with a control in order to evaluateExpand
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Effects of different nitrogen sources on the biogas production - a lab-scale investigation.
For anaerobic digestion processes nitrogen sources are poorly investigated although they are known as possible process limiting factors (in the hydrolysis phase) but also as a source forExpand
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Application of Denaturing High-Performance Liquid Chromatography in Microbial Ecology: Fermentor Sludge, Compost, and Soil Community Profiling
ABSTRACT Genetic fingerprinting methods, such as denaturing gradient gel electrophoresis (DGGE), are used in microbial ecology for the analysis of mixed microbial communities but are associated withExpand
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Biological pre-treatment: Enhancing biogas production using the highly cellulolytic fungus Trichoderma viride.
With regard to renewable sources of energy, bioconversion of lignocellulosic biomass has long been recognized as a desirable endeavor. However, the highly heterogeneous structure of lignocelluloseExpand
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Methane yields and methanogenic community changes during co-fermentation of cattle slurry with empty fruit bunches of oil palm.
The biomethane potential and structural changes of the methanogenic community in a solid-state anaerobic digestion process co-digesting cattle slurry and empty fruit bunches were investigated underExpand
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A closed loop for municipal organic solid waste by lactic acid fermentation.
In order to investigate the feasibility of producing lactic acid from municipal organic solid waste different pH values (4-7) and temperatures (37°C and 55°C) were tested. For the evaluation ofExpand
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Utilisation of single added fatty acids by consortia of digester sludge in batch culture.
Inocula derived from an anaerobic digester were used to study (i) their potential for methane production and (ii) the utilisation rates of different short chain fatty acids (SCFAs) by the microbialExpand
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Effect of different acetate:propionate ratios on the methanogenic community during thermophilic anaerobic digestion in batch experiments
Abstract The present study investigated the metabolism of different acetate:propionate ratios (0.25, 0.33, 0.5, 1.0, 2.0, 3.0, 4.0) in equimolar carbon concentration during an anaerobic decompositionExpand
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