Effect of nitrate on methane production and fermentation by slurries of human faecal bacteria.

@article{Allison1988EffectON,
  title={Effect of nitrate on methane production and fermentation by slurries of human faecal bacteria.},
  author={Chris Allison and George Tennant Macfarlane},
  journal={Journal of general microbiology},
  year={1988},
  volume={134 6},
  pages={
          1397-405
        }
}
Most probable number counts showed that denitrifying species were the numerically predominant NO3- reducing bacteria in the faeces of five methanogenic individuals [about 10(10) bacteria (g dry wt faeces)-1]. In faecal slurries, however, denitrification was a relatively minor route of NO3- dissimilation, since only about 3% of the NO3- was converted to gaseous products, with NO3- being mainly reduced to NO2- and NH4+. When KNO2 was added to the slurries, denitrification became quantitatively… CONTINUE READING

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