A1.2. Study of microbial biodegradation potential of indigenous species of ARGCON5 with bioleaching cultivation experiments in microcosms with OxiTop AN measuring system.

16 October 2020 A1. Feasibility study. 33 Views
Figure 2a
The flasks of OxiTop AN measuring system with PCBs of WEEE in growth medium inoculated with ARGCON5 and with growth medium and inoculum, 100th day of experiment. The flask with PCBs of WEEE is remarkably darker.
Photo by A. Menert.
Figure 2b
The flasks of OxiTop AN measuring system with PCBs of WEEE in growth medium inoculated with ARGCON5 adapted to e-waste, with growth medium and inoculum only and with PCBs of WEEE in growth medium (without inoculum), 10th day of experiment. In the flask with all components added, gas bubbles indicate degradation of organic matter.
Photo by A. Menert.
The flasks of OxiTop AN measuring system with PCBs of WEEE in distilled water. The liquid phase is crystal clear without haze typical to bacterial growth.
Photo by A. Menert.
Figure 2d
The flasks of OxiTop AN measuring system are maintained in thermostated shaker at t=37°C during the whole experiment.
Photo by S. Sipp Kulli.
Figure 2e
Pressure increase recorded on data logger indicates the start of methane production.
Photo by S. Sipp Kulli.