Trace element (TE) requirements of Methanothermobacter okinawensis and Methanothermobacter marburgensis were examined in silico, and using closed batch and fed-batch cultivation experiments. In silico analysis revealed genomic differences among the transport systems and enzymes related to the archaeal Wood-Ljungdahl pathway of these two methanogens. M. okinawensis responded to rising concentrations of TE by increasing specific growth rate (µ) and volumetric productivity (MER) during closed batch cultivation, and can grow and produce methane (CH4) during fed-batch cultivation. M. marburgensis showed higher µ and MER during fed-batch cultivation and was therefore prioritized for subsequent optimization of CO2-based biological CH4 production. Multiple-parameter cultivation dependency on growth and productivity of M. marburgensis was finally examined using exponential fed-batch cultivation at different medium-, TE- and sulphide dilution rates, and different gas inflow rates. MER of 476 mmol L−1 h−1 and µ of 0.69 h−1 were eventually obtained during exponential fed-batch cultivations employing M. marburgensis.

The physiology of trace elements in biological methane production / ABDEL AZIM, Annalisa; Pruckner, C; Kolar, P; Taubner, Rs; Fino, Debora; Saracco, Guido; Sousa, Fl; Rittmann, S. k. r.. - In: BIORESOURCE TECHNOLOGY. - ISSN 0960-8524. - ELETTRONICO. - 241:(2017), pp. 775-786. [10.1016/j.biortech.2017.05.211]

The physiology of trace elements in biological methane production

ABDEL AZIM, ANNALISA;FINO, DEBORA;SARACCO, GUIDO;
2017

Abstract

Trace element (TE) requirements of Methanothermobacter okinawensis and Methanothermobacter marburgensis were examined in silico, and using closed batch and fed-batch cultivation experiments. In silico analysis revealed genomic differences among the transport systems and enzymes related to the archaeal Wood-Ljungdahl pathway of these two methanogens. M. okinawensis responded to rising concentrations of TE by increasing specific growth rate (µ) and volumetric productivity (MER) during closed batch cultivation, and can grow and produce methane (CH4) during fed-batch cultivation. M. marburgensis showed higher µ and MER during fed-batch cultivation and was therefore prioritized for subsequent optimization of CO2-based biological CH4 production. Multiple-parameter cultivation dependency on growth and productivity of M. marburgensis was finally examined using exponential fed-batch cultivation at different medium-, TE- and sulphide dilution rates, and different gas inflow rates. MER of 476 mmol L−1 h−1 and µ of 0.69 h−1 were eventually obtained during exponential fed-batch cultivations employing M. marburgensis.
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