Takami Kai

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The iron-oxidizing bacterium, Acidithiobacillus ferrooxidans, was cultivated on a medium without ferrous iron. Molecular hydrogen and air were supplied to the medium. It was found that A. ferrooxidans could grow with hydrogen in the pH range between 2.0 and 3.5. A trickle-bed contactor was used to increase the dissolution rate of hydrogen. The doubling time(More)
Thiobacillus ferrooxidans, isolated from mine water, utilized not only ferrous iron but also glucose to grow. By using ferrous-iron medium containing glucose, a 7-fold population increase was obtained after 96 h of incubation. The ability to oxidize ferrous iron was maintained during cultivation on the iron-glucose medium.
In this study, a novel method for the production of biodiesel under mild conditions using fine particles of sodium methoxide formed in dimethyl carbonate (DMC) is proposed. Biodiesel is generally produced from vegetable oils by the transesterification of triglycerides with methanol. However, this reaction produces glycerol as a byproduct, and raw materials(More)
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