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Untreated terephthalic acid (TPA) wastewaters with high organic loads will cause severe environmental pollution problems. In this study, a lab-scale moving bed biofilm reactor, where biomass of Delftia sp. WL-3 is attached to polypropylene carrier elements, has been tested for TPA bioremediation at 25-27 °C. The system achieved stable operation after a short 15-day start-up period. During the operation period of 65 days, stable chemical oxygen demand (COD) and TPA removal efficiencies of 68% and 76% were maintained with an organic load rate (OLR) and hydraulic retention time of 2.5 kg COD·(m·d) and 24 h, respectively. In addition, the Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM) showed that high-densities of WL-3 biomass accumulated on the surface of the carrier and formed a rich biofilm, indicating polypropylene carrier can improve the degradation efficiency. On the contrary, the biodegradation ability of stain WL-3 without the polypropylene carrier declined significantly with removal efficiencies of 10% and 15% for COD and TPA. Furthermore, the system exhibited excellent robustness to different OLR and influent matrix ratios, indicating its potential for applications in the treatment of TPA-containment wastewater in the field.
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In this study, the Activated Sludge Model No. 3 (ASM3) was applied for the simulation of the removal of organics and nitrogen in a multistage moving bed biofilm reactor (MBBR) used for biological grey...
Fluidization of carrier media for biofilm support and growth defines the moving bed biofilm reactor (MBBR) process. Major MBBR facilities apply virgin polyethylene (PE)-based circular plastic carrier ...
In this study, the characteristics of biodegradation of oxytetracycline (OTC) by strain Ochrobactrum sp. KSS10 were studied under various environmental conditions, including initial OTC concentrations...
Biodegradation is an effective method for the removal of taste and odour (T&O) compounds from drinking water sources. In this study, the applicability of a moving-bed biofilm reactor (MBBR) as biologi...
In this work, modified plastic carriers; polypropylene (PP), low-density polyethylene- polypropylene (LDPE-PP), and polyurethane foam-polypropylene (PUF-PP) were developed and used in moving bed biore...
The purpose of this study is to determine in situ the bacterial viability, thickness and bacterial diversity of a biofilm formed on different substrates in comparison to a naturally tooth-...
This study evaluates three batches consistency, immunity duration and safety of inactivated Enterovirus 71(EV-A71) vaccine(vero cell) post-marketing among children aged 6-35months in China...
To evaluate the effects of a clinically approved and commercially available iron oxide formulation Ferumoxytol (Feraheme®) to control cariogenic biofilms and enamel demineralization. This...
This study compared the removal of dental biofilm between soft and medium toothbrushes. The patients refrained from performing mechanical or chemical plaque control for 96 hours to allow d...
The mechanical control of supragingival biofilm is accepted as one of the most important measures to prevent dental caries and periodontal diseases. Nevertheless, maintaining dental surfac...
Liquid, solid, or gaseous waste resulting from mining of radioactive ore, production of reactor fuel materials, reactor operation, processing of irradiated reactor fuels, and related operations, and from use of radioactive materials in research, industry, and medicine. (McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific and Technical Terms, 4th ed)
Educational programs structured in such a manner that the participating professionals, physicians, or students develop an increased awareness of their performance, usually on the basis of self-evaluation questionnaires.
A COAGULASE-negative species of STAPHYLOCOCCUS found on the skin and MUCOUS MEMBRANE of warm-blooded animals. Similar to STAPHYLOCOCCUS EPIDERMIDIS and STAPHYLOCOCCUS HAEMOLYTICUS, it is a nosocomial pathogen in NICU settings. Subspecies include generally antibiotic susceptible and BIOFILM negative capitis and antibiotic resistant and biofilm positive urealyticus isolates.
An organized procedure carried out by a select committee of professionals in evaluating the performance of other professionals in meeting the standards of their specialty. Review by peers is used by editors in the evaluation of articles and other papers submitted for publication. Peer review is used also in the evaluation of grant applications. It is applied also in evaluating the quality of health care provided to patients.
A scale comprising 18 symptom constructs chosen to represent relatively independent dimensions of manifest psychopathology. The initial intended use was to provide more efficient assessment of treatment response in clinical psychopharmacology research; however, the scale was readily adapted to other uses. (From Hersen, M. and Bellack, A.S., Dictionary of Behavioral Assessment Techniques, p. 87)