Data underlying the publication: Lactate metabolism and microbiome composition are affected by nitrogen gas supply in continuous lactate-based chain elongation
datasetposted on 17.03.2021, 11:46 by Carlos Contreras Davila, Arielle Ali, C.J.N. (Cees) Buisman, david strik
Chain elongation reactor microbiomes produce valuable medium-chain carboxylates (MCC) from non-sterile residual substrates where lactate is a relevant intermediate. Gas supply has been shown to impact chain elongation performance. In the present study, the effect of nitrogen gas (N2) supply on lactate metabolism, conversion rates, biomass growth and microbiome composition was evaluated in a lactate-fed upflow anaerobic reactor with continuous or intermittent N2 gas supply.