alexa Inhibitory effects of long-chain fatty acids on VFA degradation and beta-oxidation.
Environmental Sciences

Environmental Sciences

Journal of Bioremediation & Biodegradation

Author(s): Shin H, Kim SH, Le CY, Nam SY

Abstract Share this page

Abstract The inhibitory effects of major long-chain fatty acids (LCFA), which have 16 or 18 carbons, not only on acetate degradation, but also on propionate degradation and beta-oxidation were examined in anaerobic serum bottle tests at 35 degrees C with the acclimated granular sludges. A modified Gompertz equation described cumulative methane production to assess the rates of VFA degradation and beta-oxidation, which were applied to a simplified noncompetitive model and a simplified substrate inhibition model, respectively. The specific methane production rates on acetate decreased as LCFA concentration increased, which was in good agreement with the noncompetitive inhibition model. Unsaturated oleate (C18:1) and linoleate (C18:2) were more inhibitory than saturated stearate (C18:0) and palmitate (C16:0) on acetate degradation. LCFA inhibition on propionate degradation was similar to that for acetate; however, propionate degradation was less inhibited than acetate degradation. Beta-oxidation was the rate-limiting step in LCFA degradation in most cases. As LCFA concentration increased, beta-oxidation rate reached the maximum value, and then decreased, which confirmed the substrate inhibition of LCFA. Oleate, the most abundant LCFA in wastewater, could be degraded more quickly than saturated LCFA containing the same or even less carbon in spite of relatively high toxicity on acetate degradation.
This article was published in Water Sci Technol and referenced in Journal of Bioremediation & Biodegradation

Relevant Expert PPTs

Relevant Speaker PPTs

Recommended Conferences

  • 6th World Congress on Biofuels and Bioenergy
    Sep 5-6, 2017 London, UK
  • 6th World Congress on Biopolymers
    September 7-9, 2017 Paris, France
  • 7th International Conference and Exhibition on Biopolymers and Bioplastics
    October 19-21, 2017 San Francisco, USA

Relevant Topics

Peer Reviewed Journals
 
Make the best use of Scientific Research and information from our 700 + peer reviewed, Open Access Journals
International Conferences 2017-18
 
Meet Inspiring Speakers and Experts at our 3000+ Global Annual Meetings

Contact Us

 
© 2008-2017 OMICS International - Open Access Publisher. Best viewed in Mozilla Firefox | Google Chrome | Above IE 7.0 version
adwords