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Oxidation of Methane in Boggy Sediment, Industrial Biogas Plant and a Landfill Leachate Treatment Plant

  • For use in a landfill, a laboratory reactor for safe and environmentally friendly biological utilization of low-concentration methane gas will be further developed. The current principle of denitrification-coupled aerobic methane oxidation will be replaced by methane oxidation under anaerobic conditions. Anaerobic methane oxidation offers the advantage that, in addition to methane, nitrate also undergoes biodegradation. Another advantage is that the oxygen content can be significantly lower. This reduces the risk of the formation of an explosive atmosphere in the reactor. Currently, the principle of anaerobic methane oxidation is known. However, organisms capable of doing so are not yet available as a pure culture. Therefore, several biomasses were probed for the ability of anaerobic methane oxidation. It was found that moor-heavy sediment, activated sludge from the leachate treatment plant and biomass from the local biogas plant oxidize methane after the natural carbon source (C source) was been removed.

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Author:Sebastian Schröder, Astrid Rehorek
Parent Title (English):Book of Proceedings of STEPsCON 2018
Document Type:Part of a Book
Date of first Publication:2019/09/06
Date of Publication (online):2019/09/18
Tag:Carbon source; Industrial biogas plant; Landfill leachate treatment; Oxidation of methane
Page Number:S. 90-98
Institutes:Angewandte Naturwissenschaften (F11)
CCS-Classification:A. General Literature
Dewey Decimal Classification:500 Naturwissenschaften und Mathematik
JEL-Classification:Z Other Special Topics
Open Access:Open Access
Licence (German):License LogoCreative Commons - CC BY - Namensnennung 4.0 International