The energetic consequences of hydrogen gradients in methanogenic ecosystems

Jan Dolfing*

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Abstract

Abstract In the dense microbial aggregates usually found in methanogenic waste water treatment systems, hydrogen has to diffuse from producers to consumers at considerable rates. The ensuing hydrogen gradients dissipate part of the potential energy that would otherwise be available to the hydrogen‐consuming organisms. The present paper evaluates the energetic consequences of this phenomenon.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)183-187
Number of pages5
JournalFEMS Microbiology Letters
Volume101
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Sep 1992
Externally publishedYes

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