Respiratory quinone profiles were applied as tools for identifying different bacterial populations in the aerobic submerged biofilter along with the change of environment such as the temperature and the loading of hard-biodegradable chemicals. To begin with, a novel and simplified analytical operation of respiratory quinones was developed. A diversity in microbial population was observed in the film cultivated at the higher temperature. The change of microbial population in the course of acclimation to hard-biodegradable chemicals such as dimethylformamide(DMF, hereafter) was clarified on the basis of quinone profile.
Ecological Studies of Aerobic Submerged Biofilter on the Basis of Respiratory Quinone Profiles
Koichi Fujie, Hong-Ying Hu, Hajime Tanaka, Kohei Urano; Ecological Studies of Aerobic Submerged Biofilter on the Basis of Respiratory Quinone Profiles. Water Sci Technol 1 April 1994; 29 (7): 373–376. doi: https://doi.org/10.2166/wst.1994.0364
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