H2S Removal in a Photosynthetic Fed-Batch Reactor with Chlorobium thiosulfatophilum

  • Woo Kim Byung
  • Nam Chang Ho
Conference paper


A toxic sour gas, hydrogen sulfide could be biooxidized efficiently to elementary sulfur in fed-batch reactors by the Chlorobium thiosulfatophilum which improved the traditional desulfurization processes requiring much investment and operational costs and causing secondary pollutants like sulfur dioxide and sulfate.


Feed Rate Hydrogen Sulfide Elementary Sulfur Maximum Specific Growth Rate Sulfur Particle 
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© Springer-Verlag Tokyo 1992

Authors and Affiliations

  • Woo Kim Byung
    • 1
  • Nam Chang Ho
    • 2
  1. 1.Environment System Analysis DivisionKorea Atomic Energy Research InstituteTaejonKorea
  2. 2.Department of Chemical Engineering and Bioprocess Engineering Research CenterKorea Advanced Institute of Science and TechnologyTaejonKorea

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