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Anaerobic Degradation of Furfural by Defined Mixed Cultures

  • Siegfried M. Schoberth
  • Ulrich Ney
  • Hermann Sahm
Part of the Federation of European Microbiological Societies Symposium Series book series (FEMS, volume 54)

Abstract

The heteroaromatic compound furfural (2-furaldehyde) is a constituent of sulfite evaporator condensate (SEC) as seen in Table 1. SEC is a waste water from pulp and paper industry and arises in bulk quantities in paper mills that operate the acidic sulfite cooking process (Brune et al., 1982). Although acetic acid is the main compound (Table 1), furfural is the substance most toxic towards anaerobic bacteria (Morris et al, 1978; Folkerts et al., 1989).

Keywords

Chemical Oxygen Demand Anaerobic Digestion Enrichment Culture Paper Mill Anaerobic Degradation 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1990

Authors and Affiliations

  • Siegfried M. Schoberth
    • 1
  • Ulrich Ney
    • 1
  • Hermann Sahm
    • 1
  1. 1.Institut für BiotechnologieKernforschungsanlage JülichJülichFederal Republic of Germany

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