Sharma, Parinita and Khardenavis, Anshuman and Purohit, H J (2015) Metabolism of Long Chain Fatty Acids (LCFAs) in Methanogenesis. In: Microbial Factories: Biofuels, Waste Treatment. Springer, New Delhi, India, pp. 279-291. ISBN ISBN: 978-81-322-2597-3 (Print) 978-81-322-2598-0 (Online)

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Anaerobic digestion (AD) is an important process for generating third generation fuel in the form of methane from a variety of organic wastes. Efficiency of AD is dependent on inhibitory effect exerted by the substrate on methanogenic pathway. Here we assess the potential of utilizing lipid rich waste as suitable substrate for methane production. Anaerobic digestion of lipids leads to production of long chain fatty acids (LCFAs) which are known to inhibit acetoclastic bacteria and methanogens. The problems faced during AD of lipid rich waste, strategies for overcoming the problems and application of genomic tools for characterization of microbial community involved in biomethanation of this substrate is also discussed.

Item Type: Book Section
Subjects: Industrial Wastewater Reuse Recycle Recovery
Solid and Hazardous Wastes
Waste Utilization
Environmental Biotechnology
Energy Sources
Depositing User: Dr Anshuman Khardenavis
Date Deposited: 24 Mar 2017 04:53
Last Modified: 24 Mar 2017 04:53

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