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Waste to bioproduct conversion with undefined mixed cultures: the carboxylate platform

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37164 45318 2011 9 PDF Available
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Waste to bioproduct conversion with undefined mixed cultures: the carboxylate platform
Abstract

Our societies generate increasing volumes of organic wastes. Considering that we also need alternatives to oil, an opportunity exists to extract liquid fuels or even industrial solvents from these abundant wastes. Anaerobic undefined mixed cultures can handle the complexity and variability of organic wastes, which produces carboxylates that can be efficiently converted to useful bioproducts. However, to date, barriers, such as inefficient liquid product separation and persistence of methanogens, have prevented the production of bioproducts other than methane. Here, we discuss combinations of biological and chemical pathways that comprise the ‘carboxylate platform’, which is used to convert waste to bioproducts. To develop the carboxylate platform into an important system within biorefineries, we must understand the kinetic and thermodynamic possibilities of anaerobic pathways, understand the ecological principles underlying pathway alternatives, and develop superior separation technologies.

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Database: Elsevier - ScienceDirect
Journal: - Volume 29, Issue 2, February 2011, Pages 70–78
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Physical Sciences and Engineering Chemical Engineering Bioengineering
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