Dissimilatory iron reduction and odor indicator abatement by biofilm communities in swine manure microcosms.

@article{CastilloGonzalez2005DissimilatoryIR,
  title={Dissimilatory iron reduction and odor indicator abatement by biofilm communities in swine manure microcosms.},
  author={Hugo A Castillo-Gonzalez and Mary Ann Bruns},
  journal={Applied and environmental microbiology},
  year={2005},
  volume={71 9},
  pages={4972-8}
}
Animal waste odors arising from products of anaerobic microbial metabolism create community relations problems for livestock producers. We investigated a novel approach to swine waste odor reduction: the addition of FeCl(3), a commonly used coagulant in municipal wastewater treatment, to stimulate degradation of odorous compounds by dissimilatory iron-reducing bacteria (DIRB). Two hypotheses were tested: (i) FeCl(3) is an effective source of redox-active ferric iron (Fe(3+)) for dissimilatory… CONTINUE READING