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Control/promotion of the refuse methanogenic fermentation.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  2117998     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Although practiced for more than 7 millennia, the landfill disposal of refuse has, as yet, with few exceptions, been merely regarded as a low-cost disposal option and its exploitation potential has been largely ignored. Today, however, a number of possibilities are under consideration including the production of energy, chemical feedstock, value-added chemicals, carbon dioxide and protein; the use of refuse as an anaerobic filter for the co-disposal of industrial wastewater and sludge; and the restoration of impoverished soils by fresh or composted refuse addition. Development of these technologies, however, necessitates a comprehensive understanding of the fundamental microbiology and biochemistry of refuse catabolism. Existing fundamental knowledge underpinning these technologies will be considered in a series of review articles. In the first, control/exploitation of the solid-state refuse methanogenic fermentation is examined with specific reference to the effects of first-tier variable manipulations.
E Senior; I A Watson-Craik; G B Kasali
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Critical reviews in biotechnology     Volume:  10     ISSN:  0738-8551     ISO Abbreviation:  Crit. Rev. Biotechnol.     Publication Date:  1990  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1990-10-01     Completed Date:  1990-10-01     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8505177     Medline TA:  Crit Rev Biotechnol     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  93-118     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Bioscience and Biotechnology, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, U.K.
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MeSH Terms
Carbon Dioxide
Hydrogen-Ion Concentration
Refuse Disposal*
Reg. No./Substance:
124-38-9/Carbon Dioxide; 1333-74-0/Hydrogen; 74-82-8/Methane; 7732-18-5/Water

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