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- Application of flowcell technology for monitoring biofilm development and cellulose degradation in leachate and rumen systems
- O'Sullivan, C.; Burrell, P. C.; Pasmore, M.; Clarke, W. P.; Blackall, L. L.
- In this study, a flat plate flowcell was modified to provide a reactor system that could maintain anaerobic, cellulolytic biofilms while providing the data needed to carry out a chemical oxygen demand mass balance to determine the cellulose digestion rates. The results showed that biofilms could be observed to grow and develop on cellulose particle surfaces from both anaerobic digester leachate and rumen fluid inocula. The observations suggest that the architecture of rumen and leachate derived biofilms may be significantly different with rumen derived organisms forming stable, dense biofilms while the leachate derived organisms formed less tenacious surface attachments. This experiment has indicated the utility of flowcells in the study of anaerobic biofilms.
- Publication type
- Journal article
- Bioresource Technology, Vol. 100, no. 1 (Jan 2008), pp. 492-496
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- Anaerobic digestion; Cellulose; Digestion; Flowcell; Leachate; Rumen; Ruminant
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- Copyright © 2008 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
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