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. and Blackall, L. L. (2009) Application of flowcell technology for monitoring biofilm development and cellulose degradation in leachate and rumen systems. Bioresource Technology, 100 1: 492-496. doi:10.1016/j.biortech.2008.06.028


Author O'Sullivan, C.
Burrell, P. C.
Pasmore, M.
Clarke, W. P.
Blackall, L. L.
Title Application of flowcell technology for monitoring biofilm development and cellulose degradation in leachate and rumen systems
Journal name Bioresource Technology   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0960-8524
1873-2976
Publication date 2009-01
Year available 2008
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1016/j.biortech.2008.06.028
Volume 100
Issue 1
Start page 492
End page 496
Total pages 5
Editor S.C. Ricke
Place of publication Oxford, U.K.
Publisher Elsevier Sci
Language eng
Subject 090703 Environmental Technologies
060504 Microbial Ecology
090409 Wastewater Treatment Processes
C1
970109 Expanding Knowledge in Engineering
Abstract 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.
Keyword Cellulose
Anaerobic digestion
Flowcell
Leachate
Rumen
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code

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Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collection: School of Civil Engineering Publications
 
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