Syntrophic propionate degradation response to temperature decrease and microbial community shift in an UASB reactor.

@article{Ban2013SyntrophicPD,
  title={Syntrophic propionate degradation response to temperature decrease and microbial community shift in an UASB reactor.},
  author={Qiaoying Ban and Jianzheng Li and Liguo Zhang and Ajay K. Jha and Yupeng Zhang and Binling Ai},
  journal={Journal of microbiology and biotechnology},
  year={2013},
  volume={23 3},
  pages={382-9}
}
Propionate is an important intermediate product during the methane fermentation of organic matter, and its degradation is crucial for maintaining the performance of an anaerobic digester. In order to understand the effect of temperature on propionate degradation, an upflow anaerobic sludge blanket (UASB) reactor with synthetic wastewater containing propionate as a sole carbon source was introduced. Under the hydraulic retention time (HRT) of 10 h and influent propionate of 2,000 mg/l condition… CONTINUE READING