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Title (Primary) Death of trees caused by leakage of natural gas
Title (Secondary) 13th Forum for Applied Biotechnology, Gent, 22.-23.9.1999
Author Meissner, B.; Wendlandt, K.-D.; Stottmeister, U.;
Journal Schriftenreihe der Medizinischen Fakultät der Universität Gent
Year 1999
Department UBT; UBT_alt; SAN;
Volume 64/5a
Language englisch;
Abstract A problem known in Western Europe since the 1960s has arisen again in eastern Germany. Natural gas escaping from underground gas mains displaces soil air and the main compound methane is being oxidized by methanotrophic bacteria, mainly type II methanotrophs. Methane concentrations between 30 and 55 vol./ could lead to phytotoxic concentrations of methanotrophic metabolites. However, agricultural substances like urease or nitrification inhibitors are able to inhibit the growth of methanotrophic cultures. The inhibition method of microbial methane oxidation combined with soil aeration is designed to condition the damaged soil for replanting.
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Persistent UFZ Identifier https://www.ufz.de/index.php?en=20939&ufzPublicationIdentifier=8219
Meissner, B., Wendlandt, K.-D., Stottmeister, U. (1999):
Death of trees caused by leakage of natural gas
13th Forum for Applied Biotechnology, Gent, 22.-23.9.1999
Schriftenreihe der Medizinischen Fakultät der Universität Gent 64/5a
Universität Gent, Gent, p. 179 - 182