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Modelling Interactions Between CHU Absorption And N2O Production In Soils

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/EURO990112

Volume

36

Pages

4

Published

1999

Size

288 kb

Copyright

WIT Press

Author(s)

Alex De Visscher, Pascal Boeckx, Annick Goossens and Oswald Van Cleemput

Abstract

Modelling Interactions Between CHU Absorption and N%O Production in Soils A contribution to subproject BIATEX-2 Alex De Visscher, Pascal Boeckx, Annick Goossens and Oswald Van Cleemput Laboratory of Applied Physical Chemistry, Faculty of Agricultural and Applied Biological Sciences, University of Ghent, Coupure Links 653, B-9000 Gent, Belgium In order to assess the nature of the interaction between CtL* oxidation and N2O production due to nitrification in a landfill cover soil, kinetic models for the description of these processes were developed. Starting from the Michaelis- Menten equation, a model was developed that accounts for the interaction between ammonium and the soil, and for the nature of the interaction between ammonium and the methane mono-oxygenase enzyme. The model was tested successfully with experimental kinetic data. Introduction Methanotrophic bacteria in soils, especially in landfill cov

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