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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28214775/role-of-c-di-gmp-in-anammox-aggregation-and-systematic-analysis-of-its-turnover-protein-in-candidatus-jettenia-caeni
#1
Yongzhao Guo, Sitong Liu, Xi Tang, Fenglin Yang
The anaerobic ammonium oxidation (anammox) process has been recognized as a promising sewage treatment approach. Considering the susceptibility, it is meaningful to study the behaviors of anammox bacteria under the unfavorable conditions. Here, we found that anammox bacteria more probably tended to aggregation by the regulation of c-di-GMP against the unfavorable environmental stresses (low temperature, aerobic condition and low pH). Further using multiple protein sequence alignment, we systematically examined the functionality of thirteen genes encoding putative c-di-GMP metabolic enzymes in anammox organism Candidatus Jettenia caeni, revealing most of the predicted enzymes were predicted to be active...
February 12, 2017: Water Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28214720/treatment-efficiency-and-economic-feasibility-of-biological-oxidation-membrane-filtration-and-separation-processes-and-advanced-oxidation-for-the-purification-and-valorization-of-olive-mill-wastewater
#2
L Ioannou-Ttofa, I Michael-Kordatou, S C Fattas, A Eusebio, B Ribeiro, M Rusan, A R B Amer, S Zuraiqi, M Waismand, C Linder, Z Wiesman, J Gilron, D Fatta-Kassinos
Olive mill wastewater (OMW) is a major waste stream resulting from numerous operations that occur during the production stages of olive oil. The resulting effluent contains various organic and inorganic contaminants and its environmental impact can be notable. The present work aims at investigating the efficiency of (i) jet-loop reactor with ultrafiltration (UF) membrane system (Jacto.MBR), (ii) solar photo-Fenton oxidation after coagulation/flocculation pre-treatment and (iii) integrated membrane filtration processes (i...
February 12, 2017: Water Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28214393/flow-cytometric-bacterial-cell-counts-challenge-conventional-heterotrophic-plate-counts-for-routine-microbiological-drinking-water-monitoring
#3
REVIEW
S Van Nevel, S Koetzsch, C R Proctor, M D Besmer, E I Prest, J S Vrouwenvelder, A Knezev, N Boon, F Hammes
Drinking water utilities and researchers continue to rely on the century-old heterotrophic plate counts (HPC) method for routine assessment of general microbiological water quality. Bacterial cell counting with flow cytometry (FCM) is one of a number of alternative methods that challenge this status quo and provide an opportunity for improved water quality monitoring. After more than a decade of application in drinking water research, FCM methodology is optimised and established for routine application, supported by a considerable amount of data from multiple full-scale studies...
February 8, 2017: Water Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28213336/linking-the-mobilization-of-dissolved-organic-matter-in-catchments-and-its-removal-in-drinking-water-treatment-to-its-molecular-characteristics
#4
Julia Raeke, Oliver J Lechtenfeld, Jörg Tittel, Marieke R Oosterwoud, Katrin Bornmann, Thorsten Reemtsma
Drinking water reservoirs in the Northern Hemisphere are largely affected by the decadal-long increase in riverine dissolved organic carbon (DOC) concentrations. The removal of DOC in drinking water treatment is costly and predictions are needed to link DOC removal efficiency to its mobilization in catchments, both of which are determined by the molecular composition. To study the effect of hydrological events and land use on the molecular characteristics of dissolved organic matter (DOM), 36 samples from three different catchment areas in the German low mountain ranges, with DOC concentrations ranging from 3 to 32 mg L(-1), were examined...
February 8, 2017: Water Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28199866/improved-pvdf-membrane-performance-by-doping-extracellular-polymeric-substances-of-activated-sludge
#5
Yan-Fang Guan, Bao-Cheng Huang, Chen Qian, Long-Fei Wang, Han-Qing Yu
Polyvinylidene fluoride (PVDF) membrane has been widely applied in water and wastewater treatment because of its high mechanical strength, thermal stability and chemical resistance. However, the hydrophobic nature of PVDF membrane makes it readily fouled, substantially reducing water flux and overall membrane rejection ability. In this work, an in-situ blending modifier, i.e., extracellular polymeric substances (EPS) from activated sludge, was used to enhance the anti-fouling ability of PVDF membrane. Results indicate that the pure water flux of the membrane and its anti-fouling performance were substantially improved by blending 8% EPS into the membrane...
February 8, 2017: Water Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28199865/non-photochemical-production-of-singlet-oxygen-via-activation-of-persulfate-by-carbon-nanotubes
#6
Xin Cheng, Hongguang Guo, Yongli Zhang, Xiao Wu, Yang Liu
The reaction between persulfate (PS) and carbon nanotubes (CNTs) for the degradation of 2,4-dichlorophenol (2,4-DCP) was investigated. It was demonstrated that CNTs could efficiently activate PS for the degradation of 2,4-DCP. Results suggested that the neither hydroxyl radical (OH) nor sulfate radical (SO4(-)) was produced therein. For the first time, the generation of singlet oxygen ((1)O2) was proved by several methods including electron paramagnetic resonance spectrometry (EPR) and liquid chromatography mass spectrometry measurements...
February 8, 2017: Water Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28199864/oxidation-of-trichloroethylene-by-the-hydroxyl-radicals-produced-from-oxygenation-of-reduced-nontronite
#7
Xixiang Liu, Songhu Yuan, Man Tong, Deng Liu
Reduction by Fe(II)-bearing silicate minerals has been proposed as an important mechanism for the attenuation of chlorinated hydrocarbons (CHCs) in anoxic subsurfaces. The redox condition of subsurface often changes from anoxic to oxic due to natural processes and human activities, but little is known about the transformation of CHCs induced by Fe(II)-bearing silicate minerals under oxic conditions. This study reveals that trichloroethylene (TCE) can be efficiently oxidized during the oxygenation of reduced nontronite at pH 7...
February 8, 2017: Water Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28214776/the-metabolic-impact-of-extracellular-nitrite-on-aerobic-metabolism-of-paracoccus-denitrificans
#8
K R Hartop, M J Sullivan, G Giannopoulos, A J Gates, P L Bond, Z Yuan, T A Clarke, G Rowley, D J Richardson
Nitrite, in equilibrium with free nitrous acid (FNA), can inhibit both aerobic and anaerobic growth of microbial communities through bactericidal activities that have considerable potential for control of microbial growth in a range of water systems. There has been much focus on the effect of nitrite/FNA on anaerobic metabolism and so, to enhance understanding of the metabolic impact of nitrite/FNA on aerobic metabolism, a study was undertaken with a model denitrifying bacterium Paracoccus denitrificans PD1222...
February 7, 2017: Water Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28213338/a-uniaxial-cyclic-compression-method-for-characterizing-the-rheological-and-textural-behaviors-of-mechanically-dewatered-sewage-sludge
#9
Fenglin Liang, Martial Sauceau, Gilles Dusserre, Patricia Arlabosse
The mechanically dewatered sewage sludge with total solid content around 20% on a weight basis is very similar to yield stress fluid, its complex transition between solid and fluid states is not perfectly reversible and especially challenging in terms of pumping, land spreading and drying. To characterize the rheological and textural properties of highly concentrated sludge, a specific methodology based on uniaxial single and cyclic compression tests is developed. Three types of sludge samples (fresh original, fresh premixed and aged original ones) are extruded into cylinders and pressed between two parallel plates using a material testing machine...
February 7, 2017: Water Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28187346/hydrologic-land-cover-and-seasonal-patterns-of-waterborne-pathogens-in-great-lakes-tributaries
#10
P L Lenaker, S R Corsi, M A Borchardt, S K Spencer, A K Baldwin, M A Lutz
Great Lakes tributaries are known to deliver waterborne pathogens from a host of sources. To examine the hydrologic, land cover, and seasonal patterns of waterborne pathogens (i.e. protozoa (2), pathogenic bacteria (4) human viruses, (8) and bovine viruses (8)) eight rivers were monitored in the Great Lakes Basin over 29 months from February 2011 to June 2013. Sampling locations represented a wide variety of land cover classes from urban to agriculture to forest. A custom automated pathogen sampler was deployed at eight sampling locations which provided unattended, flow-weighted, large-volume (120-1630 L) sampling...
February 7, 2017: Water Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28199867/plant-wide-modelling-of-phosphorus-transformations-in-wastewater-treatment-systems-impacts-of-control-and-operational-strategies
#11
K Solon, X Flores-Alsina, C Kazadi Mbamba, D Ikumi, E I P Volcke, C Vaneeckhaute, G Ekama, P A Vanrolleghem, D J Batstone, K V Gernaey, U Jeppsson
The objective of this paper is to report the effects that control/operational strategies may have on plant-wide phosphorus (P) transformations in wastewater treatment plants (WWTP). The development of a new set of biological (activated sludge, anaerobic digestion), physico-chemical (aqueous phase, precipitation, mass transfer) process models and model interfaces (between water and sludge line) were required to describe the required tri-phasic (gas, liquid, solid) compound transformations and the close interlinks between the P and the sulfur (S) and iron (Fe) cycles...
February 6, 2017: Water Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28214394/electrokinetic-enhanced-permanganate-delivery-and-remediation-of-contaminated-low-permeability-porous-media
#12
Ahmed I A Chowdhury, Jason I Gerhard, David Reynolds, Brent E Sleep, Denis M O'Carroll
Back diffusion of contaminants from low permeability strata has inhibited site remediation and closure due to an inability to deliver remediants into these strata. This study demonstrates the potential of electrokinetics (EK) to significantly reduce back diffusion of chlorinated compounds from low permeability porous media. Experiments were conducted in a two-dimensional sandbox packed with vertical layers of coarse sand and silt contaminated with aqueous trichloroethene (TCE). Three experiments, each approximately 41 days in duration, compared EK-enhanced in situ chemical oxidation (EK-ISCO) to EK or ISCO alone...
February 4, 2017: Water Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28187349/influence-of-low-ph-on-continuous-anaerobic-digestion-of-waste-activated-sludge
#13
Muhammad A Latif, Chirag M Mehta, Damien J Batstone
The influence of low pH on single stage continuous anaerobic digestion was evaluated, with the goal of increasing soluble phosphorus (P) concentration to mitigate in-reactor P precipitation. This was performed at pH 5.0, 5.5, 6.0, 6.5 and 7.0 using 1 L stirred-tank mesophilic reactors fed with sewage waste activated sludge. Low pH (5.5) caused a significant (p < 0.01) increase in soluble P concentration up to 79% of the total P, while methane yield was reduced by 50%. Total volatile fatty acids and soluble chemical oxygen demand concentrations increased from 40 to 504 mg L(-1) and 600 to 2017 mg L(-1) respectively, as the pH was reduced from 7...
February 4, 2017: Water Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28213337/effect-of-advanced-oxidation-on-n-nitrosodimethylamine-ndma-formation-and-microbial-ecology-during-pilot-scale-biological-activated-carbon-filtration
#14
Dong Li, Ben Stanford, Eric Dickenson, Wendell O Khunjar, Carissa L Homme, Erik J Rosenfeldt, Jonathan O Sharp
Water treatment combining advanced oxidative processes with subsequent exposure to biological activated carbon (BAC) holds promise for the attenuation of recalcitrant pollutants. Here we contrast oxidation and subsequent biofiltration of treated wastewater effluent employing either ozone or UV/H2O2 followed by BAC during pilot-scale implementation. Both treatment trains largely met target water quality goals by facilitating the removal of a suite of trace organics and bulk water parameters. N-nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA) formation was observed in ozone fed BAC columns during biofiltration and to a lesser extent in UV/H2O2 fed columns and was most pronounced at 20 min of empty bed contact time (EBCT) when compared to shorter EBCTs evaluated...
February 2, 2017: Water Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28213335/transformation-products-of-clindamycin-in-moving-bed-biofilm-reactor-mbbr
#15
Gordon T H Ooi, Monica Escola Casas, Henrik R Andersen, Kai Bester
Clindamycin is widely prescribed for its ability to treat a number of common bacterial infections. Thus, clindamycin enters wastewater via human excretion or disposal of unused medication and widespread detection of pharmaceuticals in rivers proves the insufficiency of conventional wastewater treatment plants in removing clindamycin. Recently, it has been discovered that attached biofilm reactors, e.g., moving bed biofilm reactors (MBBRs) obtain a higher removal of pharmaceuticals than conventional sludge wastewater treatment plants...
February 2, 2017: Water Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28183034/effects-of-chemical-cleaning-on-ro-membrane-inorganic-organic-and-microbial-foulant-removal-in-a-full-scale-plant-for-municipal-wastewater-reclamation
#16
Tong Yu, Lu Meng, Qing-Bo Zhao, Ye Shi, Hong-Ying Hu, Yun Lu
Of all of the strategies for controlling reverse osmosis (RO) membrane fouling, chemical cleaning is indispensable. To study the effects of chemical cleaning on membrane foulant removal, a comparative analysis of RO membranes before and after common alkaline and acid cleaning was conducted by dissecting lead and terminal RO membranes in a full-scale municipal wastewater reclamation plant. Most foulants on the membranes were removed by chemical cleaning processes. Calcium was the major inorganic component of the foulants because of its highest concentration in the feed water...
February 2, 2017: Water Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28178608/enhanced-volatile-fatty-acids-vfas-production-in-a-thermophilic-fermenter-with-stepwise-ph-increase-investigation-on-dissolved-organic-matter-transformation-and-microbial-community-shift
#17
Yun Chen, Xie Jiang, Keke Xiao, Nan Shen, Raymond J Zeng, Yan Zhou
In this study, a mixture of primary and wasted activated sludge was fermented in a semi-continuous reactor aiming for enhanced volatile fatty acids (VFAs) production. The reactor was subjected to a stepwise pH increase from 7 to 10 during approximately 130 days of operation. The result revealed that the maximum acidification was obtained at pH 8.9 (21%) resulting in the maximum production of VFAs (423.22 ± 25.49 mg COD/g VSS), while the maximum hydrolysis efficiency was observed at pH 9.9 (42%). The high pH was effective in releasing dissolved organic matter (DOM) including protein, carbohydrate, building blocks and low molecular weight (LMW) neutrals...
February 2, 2017: Water Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28171819/mobilisation-of-microbial-indicators-microbial-source-tracking-markers-and-pathogens-after-rainfall-events
#18
Cristina García-Aljaro, Julia Martín-Díaz, Enric Viñas-Balada, William Calero-Cáceres, Francisco Lucena, Anicet R Blanch
Climate change is expected to affect the Mediterranean region by causing an increase in the number of heavy rainfall events. The aim of this study was to assess the effect of extreme river flow variations due to rainfall on the persistence and mobilisation of various microorganisms. These included faecal pollution indicators (Escherichia coli (EC), somatic coliphages (SOMCPH) and sulphite reducing clostridia spores (SRC)), microbial source tracking indicators (Bacteroides thetaiotaomicron GA17 strain phages (GA17PH) and sorbitol fermenting bifidobacteria (SFBIF)), and two pathogens (Salmonella spp and Enterovirus)...
February 2, 2017: Water Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28192716/development-and-testing-of-a-fast-conceptual-river-water-quality-model
#19
Ingrid Keupers, Patrick Willems
Modern, model based river quality management strongly relies on river water quality models to simulate the temporal and spatial evolution of pollutant concentrations in the water body. Such models are typically constructed by extending detailed hydrodynamic models with a component describing the advection-diffusion and water quality transformation processes in a detailed, physically based way. This approach is too computational time demanding, especially when simulating long time periods that are needed for statistical analysis of the results or when model sensitivity analysis, calibration and validation require a large number of model runs...
February 1, 2017: Water Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28187348/ferrous-iron-peroxymonosulfate-oxidation-as-a-pretreatment-for-ceramic-ultrafiltration-membrane-control-of-natural-organic-matter-fouling-and-degradation-of-atrazine
#20
Xiaoxiang Cheng, Heng Liang, An Ding, Xiaobin Tang, Bin Liu, Xuewu Zhu, Zhendong Gan, Daoji Wu, Guibai Li
Ferrous iron/peroxymonosulfate (Fe(II)/PMS) oxidation was employed as a pretreatment method for ultrafiltration process to control membrane fouling caused by natural organic matter, including humic acid (HA), sodium alginate (SA), bovine serum albumin (BSA), and their mixture (HA-SA-BSA). To evaluate the mechanism of fouling mitigation, the effects of Fe(II)/PMS pretreatment on the characteristics of feed water were examined. The degradation of atrazine (ATZ) was also investigated and the species of generated radicals were preliminarily determined...
February 1, 2017: Water Research
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