21 Water Quality Parameters 9

21 Water Quality Parameters 9 - electrons with elements...

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Aerobic Heterotrophs and Anaerobic Heterotrophs
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Aerobic Heterotrophs Obtain the energy stored in complex organic compounds by combining them with oxygen C 6 H 12 O 6 + Oxygen = energy Live in high-oxygen environments Consume organic compounds for energy
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C 6 H 12 O 6 + 6 O 2 → 6CO 2 + 6H 2 O Aerobic Respiration + energy
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C 6 H 12 O 6 + 6O 2 → 6CO 2 + 6H 2 O Electron poor Electron rich Electron poor Electron rich The energy is obtained by exchanging electrons during chemical reactions. 2880 kJ of energy is produced Aerobic respiration is very efficient, yielding high amounts of energy
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Anaerobic Heterotrophic Organisms Can use energy stored in complex carbon compounds in the absence of free oxygen The energy is obtained by exchanging
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Unformatted text preview: electrons with elements other than oxygen. Nitrogen (NO 3 ) Sulfur (SO 4 ) Iron (Fe 3+ ) Live in low-oxygen environments Consume organic compounds for energy C 6 H 12 O 6 + 3 NO 3-+ 3H 2 O = 6HCO 3-+ 3 NH 4 + An aerobic respiration C 6 H 12 O 6 + 6O 2 6CO 2 + 6H 2 O Electron poor Electron rich Electron poor Electron rich Aerobic Respiration Electron rich Electron poor Electron poor Electron rich C 6 H 12 O 6 + 3 NO 3-+ 3H 2 O = 6HCO 3-+ 3NH 4 + 1796 kJ C 6 H 12 O 6 + 3 SO 4 2-+ 3H + = 6HCO 3-+ 3HS-453 kJ C 6 H 12 O 6 + 6O 2 6CO 2 + 6H 2 O 2880 kJ Anaerobic respiration is less efficient and produces less energy....
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This note was uploaded on 02/17/2011 for the course SWS 2007 taught by Professor bonczek during the Fall '09 term at University of Florida.

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