Bhavaraju, Shrihari SR and Modak, Jayant M and Kumar, R and Gandhi, KS (1993) Dissolution of Sulphur Particles by Thiobaci//us ferrooxidans: Substrate for Unattached Cells. In: Biotechnology and Bioengineering, 41 (6). pp. 612-616.
The growth of Thiobacillus ferrooxidans on sulphur is known to proceed through the attachment of cells to the sulphur particles. Experiments, However, show that the cells in the liquid phase, which are not attached to the sulphur particles, also grow. It has been shown through the use of a two-compartment membrane reactor that this increase is partially due to the release of ions, corresponding to partially oxidized of sulphur, into the solution by the attached cells. The main soluble ion has been found to the thiosulphate, but traces of sulphite have also been detected.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Additional Information:||The copyright belongs to John Wiley & Sons, Inc.|
|Keywords:||dissolution;sulphur dissolution;thiobacillus ferrooxidans;sulphur particles|
|Department/Centre:||Division of Mechanical Sciences > Chemical Engineering|
|Date Deposited:||24 Nov 2005|
|Last Modified:||19 Sep 2010 04:21|
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