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#1 Envirotech

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Posted 24 February 2009 - 05:31 PM

Hi everybody,

I'd firstly like to say hello to everybody - i'm new to the forums and am glad to have found you all.

I am a Microbiologist in Melbourne, Australia and am currently working on a project for treatment of waste water and bioremediation principles. I'm currently working at culturing nitrifying bacteria - Nitrosomonas spp, Nitrobacter spp & Nitrospira spp

I was wondering if anybody would have any sources that describe an appropriate culture media? being chemoautotrophs you can't just throw them on some nutrient media and hope for the best. I have come across two formulas:

Formula 1

(NH4)2SO4
KNO2
CaCl2.2H2O
MgSO4.7H2O
Bromothymol Blue
K2HPO4 (0.2M)
KH2PO4 (0.2M)
Chelated Iron
FeSO4.7H2O
EDTA disodium
with the following trace elements
NaMoO4.2H2O
MnCl2
CoCl2.6H2O
ZnSO4.7H2O
CuSO4.5H2O

Formula 2
(NH4)2SO4
K2HPO4
NaH2PO4
MgSO4.7H2O
MnSO4.4H2O
CaCO3

Some similarities but one more complex than the other...any thoughts or recommendations? do you have something that works for you?

I am making 1,000litres of this media and want to grow up a starter culture in that 1,000L IBC (It's a fully sealable plastic shipping 'tank' which is wrapped on the outside with a steel frame for strength and support and comes on a steel pallet for shipping)

Any advice would be appreciated...

Kind regards and thanks for your time

Edited by Envirotech, 24 February 2009 - 06:15 PM.


#2 Felipillo

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Posted 07 March 2009 - 01:28 PM

May be this paper could help you, http://jb.asm.org/cg...tract/120/1/556

I think you need to try some concentrations for the optimization of growth, for each strain.

Edited by Déjà Vu, 07 March 2009 - 01:29 PM.

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