Susma Bhattarai

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Meromictic Lake Kivu is renowned for its enormous quantity of methane dissolved in the hypolimnion. The methane is primarily of biological origin, and its concentration has been increasing in the past half-century. Insight into the origin of methane production in Lake Kivu has become relevant with the recent commercial extraction of methane from the(More)
Microorganisms from an anaerobic methane oxidizing sediment were enriched with methane gas as the substrate in a biotrickling filter (BTF) using thiosulfate as electron acceptor for 213days. Thiosulfate disproportionation to sulfate and sulfide were the dominating sulfur conversion process in the BTF and the sulfide production rate was 0.5mmoll-1day-1. A(More)
Sulfate-reducing bacteria in marine sediments mainly utilize sulfate as a terminal electron acceptor with different organic compounds as electron donors. This study investigated microbial sulfate-reducing activity of coastal sediment from Marine Lake Grevelingen (MLG), the Netherlands using different electron donors and electron acceptors. All four electron(More)
The microbial community inhabiting the shallow sulfate-methane transition zone in coastal sediments from marine Lake Grevelingen (The Netherlands) was characterized, and the ability of the microorganisms to carry out anaerobic oxidation of methane coupled to sulfate reduction was assessed in activity tests. In vitro activity tests of the sediment with(More)
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