It has been demonstrated that viable cells of the chemoautotroph and facultative anaerobeThiobacillus denitrificans can be used to remove soluble sulfides from sour water with anaerobic oxidation to sulfate. A packed bed of immobilized T.denitrificans was capable of removing all traces of sulfide from an aqueous feed stream containing 26 ppm sulfide during a continuous 12 day test. Calcium carbonate provided buffering capacity and generated Ca+2 internal to alginate beads to maintain structural integrity during extended periods of operation.
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Sublette, K.L. Immobilization ofThiobacillus Denitrificans for the oxidation of hydrogen sulfide in sour water. Appl Biochem Biotechnol 20, 675–686 (1989). https://doi.org/10.1007/BF02936516
- Hydrogen sulfide
- Thiobacillus denitrificans
- sour water