Nutrient Cycling Study

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The particular goal of this study is to develop measurement techniques for understanding how consortia of organisms from geothermal facilities utilize sulfur and iron for metabolic activity; and in turn, what role that activity plays in initiating or promoting the development of a biofilm on plant substrates. Sulfur cycling is of interest because sulfur is produced in the resource. Iron is found in some of the steel formulations used in plant components and is also added as chemical treatment for reducing sulfide emissions from the plants. This report describes the set-up and operation of a bioreactor for evaluating the response ... continued below

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Pryfogle, Peter A. September 1, 2005.

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The particular goal of this study is to develop measurement techniques for understanding how consortia of organisms from geothermal facilities utilize sulfur and iron for metabolic activity; and in turn, what role that activity plays in initiating or promoting the development of a biofilm on plant substrates. Sulfur cycling is of interest because sulfur is produced in the resource. Iron is found in some of the steel formulations used in plant components and is also added as chemical treatment for reducing sulfide emissions from the plants. This report describes the set-up and operation of a bioreactor for evaluating the response of colonies of geothermal organisms to changes in nutrient and environmental conditions. Data from initial experiments are presented and plans for future testing is discussed.

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  • Report No.: INL/EXT-09-16474
  • Grant Number: DE-AC07-99ID-13727
  • DOI: 10.2172/966178 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 966178
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc931669

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Pryfogle, Peter A. Nutrient Cycling Study, report, September 1, 2005; [Idaho]. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc931669/: accessed August 14, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.