Advances in the biological treatment of coal for synthetic natural gas and chemicals SCIE SCOPUS KCI

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Title
Advances in the biological treatment of coal for synthetic natural gas and chemicals
Author(s)
Sudheer, Pamidimarri D. V. N.; David, Yokimiko; Chae, Cheol Gi; Kim, You Jin; Baylon, Mary Grace; Baritugo, Kei-Anne; Kim, Tae Wan; Kim, Min-Sik; Na, Jeong Geol; Park, Si Jae
Publication Year
2016-10
Abstract
Coal, the most primitive fossil fuel, has been exploited for ages, and reserves dictate the economies of many countries. Presently, most energy is generated by direct combustion, raising concerns over global warming. Biological pretreatment of fossil resources and generation of alternative green energy can address the environmental issues associated with global coal utilization. Biological coal treatment can produce industrially important chemicals and bio-methane by employing microorganisms able to depolymerize/degrade coal. This review discusses current advances in microbial coal conversion, such as the efforts made to comprehend microbial processes, significant outputs of coal conversion, principle components responsible for coal conversion, and factors affecting the biological processes to convert coal. Development of these biological processes can be a stepping stone for greener coal; however, integration of multidisciplinary technologies is needed to increase the efficiency of economic coal utilization and production of economically and industrially feasible biomethane.
ISSN
0256-1115
URI
https://sciwatch.kiost.ac.kr/handle/2020.kiost/2268
DOI
10.1007/s11814-016-0225-0
Bibliographic Citation
KOREAN JOURNAL OF CHEMICAL ENGINEERING, v.33, no.10, pp.2788 - 2801, 2016
Publisher
KOREAN INSTITUTE CHEMICAL ENGINEERS
Subject
LOW-RANK COAL; POWDER RIVER-BASIN; SIZE-EXCLUSION CHROMATOGRAPHY; NEMATOLOMA FROWARDII B19; FUNGAL ENZYME-SYSTEMS; BROWN-COAL; PHANEROCHAETE-CHRYSOSPORIUM; MANGANESE PEROXIDASE; MICROBIAL SOLUBILIZATION; TRICHODERMA-ATROVIRIDE
Keywords
Coal; Coal Biodegradation; Coal Depolymerization; Biological Treatment; Biomethane
Type
Article
Language
English
Document Type
Review
Publisher
KOREAN INSTITUTE CHEMICAL ENGINEERS
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