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2.1 Biological sulfide oxidation to sulfur

Sulfur, the element of life and death, causing acid rain and acting as fertilizer. The oil and natural gas sector are producing sulfur as a side product which is currently fulfilling worldwide industrial demand.  But how do we collect sulfur once we switch entirely to renewable energy sources? And how do we get rid of toxic sulfur compounds?

We can catch two birds with one stone. By biological sulfur production, toxic H2S is converted to biodegradable sulfur. While it is an already commercially available technique, there is a room for improvement.

Join this talk to enlighten yourself on the state-of-the-art research on the mother of all elements.

Chair:   dr.ir. Jan Klok