For underground hydrogen storage or bio-methanation reactor operations the behavior of microorganisms in the underground is a crucial factor on the success of the storage/conversion performance. However, different microbial species can show highly varying living preferences.
To have an overview over the possibilities, a database of methanogenic and sulfate-reducing microorganisms was built at the Institute of Subsurface Energy Systems of the Clausthal University of Technology.
The current state of the database can be accessed in the file attached, the three graphs provide an overview of the optimal and critical living conditions of methanogens. With new information on kinetics and living preferences of relevant microorganisms, the database will be further extended.
- Eike M.Thaysen, SeanMcMahon, Gion J.Strobel, Ian B.Butler, Bryne T.Ngwenya, NiklasHeinemann, MarkWilkinson, AliakbarHassanpouryouzband, Christopher I.McDermott, KatrionaEdlmann. Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, 2021, 115, 111481-111525. DOI: 10.1016/j.rser.2021.111481
- Thaysen, Eike Marie; Strobel, Gion (2021), “Dataset on the environmental growth conditions of methanogens, homoacetogens and sulfate reducers”, Mendeley Data, V1, DOI: 10.17632/4dksb2x4zn.1
"The dataset describes the environmental growth conditions of the three major hydrogen oxidizing microbial groups (methanogens, homoacetogens and sulfate reducers) as detailed for each individual strain. Optimum and critical values for temperature salinity and pH are given for each strain along with data on pressure tolerances and special nutrient requirements where this information is available. The references are listed after each strain to enable more detailed reading." - Thaysen, Eike Marie; Strobel, Gion (2021), “Dataset on the environmental growth conditions of methanogens, homoacetogens and sulfate reducers”, Mendeley Data, V1, DOI: 10.17632/4dksb2x4zn.1