Nitric oxide reduction in BioDeNOx reactors: kinetics and mechanism.

  title={Nitric oxide reduction in BioDeNOx reactors: kinetics and mechanism.},
  author={Peter van der Maas and Isabella Manconi and Bram Klapwijk and Piet N L Lens},
  journal={Biotechnology and bioengineering},
  volume={100 6},
Biological reduction of nitric oxide (NO) to di-nitrogen (N(2)) gas in aqueous Fe(II)EDTA(2-) solutions is a key reaction in BioDeNOx, a novel process for NOx removal from flue gases. The mechanism and kinetics of the first step of NO reduction, that is, the conversion of NO to N(2)O, was determined in batch experiments using various types of inocula. Experiments were performed in Fe(II)EDTA(2-) medium (5-25 mM) under BioDeNOx reactor conditions (55 degrees C, pH 7.2 +/- 0.2) with ethanol as… CONTINUE READING