Transformation of methane and vinyl chloride by methanotrophic bacteria in unsaturated soil columns

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Title:
Transformation of methane and vinyl chloride by methanotrophic bacteria in unsaturated soil columns
Author:
LeBlanc, Ronald Paul, 1961-
Issue Date:
1991
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
Copyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
Abstract:
A model for the transformation of methane or vinyl chloride by methanotrophic bacteria in unsaturated sand columns was proposed. The model was based on Michaelis-Menten kinetics. The columns were successful in transforming methane and vinyl chloride at a remarkably high rate. Vinyl chloride was transformed only in the obligate presence of methane, as the two are in competition for the enzyme responsible for transformation. The model was highly sensitive to estimated methanotrophic biomass concentration. Water content was not inhibitory between 0.04 and 0.39 volumetric water content. Interphase mass transport limitation was not apparent at influent methane concentrations >> Km .
Type:
text; Thesis-Reproduction (electronic)
Keywords:
Engineering, Civil.
Degree Name:
M.S.
Degree Level:
masters
Degree Program:
Graduate College
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona

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dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.titleTransformation of methane and vinyl chloride by methanotrophic bacteria in unsaturated soil columnsen_US
dc.creatorLeBlanc, Ronald Paul, 1961-en_US
dc.contributor.authorLeBlanc, Ronald Paul, 1961-en_US
dc.date.issued1991en_US
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.description.abstractA model for the transformation of methane or vinyl chloride by methanotrophic bacteria in unsaturated sand columns was proposed. The model was based on Michaelis-Menten kinetics. The columns were successful in transforming methane and vinyl chloride at a remarkably high rate. Vinyl chloride was transformed only in the obligate presence of methane, as the two are in competition for the enzyme responsible for transformation. The model was highly sensitive to estimated methanotrophic biomass concentration. Water content was not inhibitory between 0.04 and 0.39 volumetric water content. Interphase mass transport limitation was not apparent at influent methane concentrations >> Km .en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeThesis-Reproduction (electronic)en_US
dc.subjectEngineering, Civil.en_US
thesis.degree.nameM.S.en_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.identifier.proquest1346728en_US
dc.identifier.bibrecord.b27253399en_US
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