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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28642076/the-effect-of-initial-organic-load-of-the-kitchen-waste-on-the-production-of-vfa-and-h2-in-dark-fermentation
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Radoslaw Slezak, Justyna Grzelak, Liliana Krzystek, Stanislaw Ledakowicz
Dark fermentation of kitchen wastes was studied in batch bioreactors, with no pH adjustment, to evaluate the effect of the initial organic load on the process performance in terms of volatile fatty acids and H2 production. Initial organic load of the kitchen wastes ranged from 4.1 to 48.2gVS/L. Acetic and butyric acids were produced in the largest amount. At the initial organic load of 48.2KWgVS/L the highest concentration of volatile fatty acids was 9.81g/L. The maximum production yield of H2 (76.1mL/gVS) was found for the initial organic load of kitchen wastes at 14...
June 19, 2017: Waste Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28642016/electrospun-vascular-scaffold-for-cellularized-small-diameter-blood-vessels-a-preclinical-large-animal-study
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Young Min Ju, Hyunhee Ahn, Juan Arenas-Herrera, Cheil Kim, Mehran Abolbashari, Anthony Atala, James J Yoo, Sang Jin Lee
The strategy of vascular tissue engineering is to create a vascular substitute by combining autologous vascular cells with a tubular-shaped biodegradable scaffold. We have previously developed a novel electrospun bilayered vascular scaffold that provides proper biological and biomechanical properties as well as structural configuration. In this study, we investigated the clinical feasibility of a cellularized vascular scaffold in a preclinical large animal model. We fabricated the cellularized vascular construct with autologous endothelial progenitor cell (EPC)-derived endothelial cells (ECs) and smooth muscle cells (SMCs) followed by a pulsatile bioreactor preconditioning...
June 19, 2017: Acta Biomaterialia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28639498/municipal-solid-waste-incineration-mswi-fly-ash-washing-pretreatment-by-biochemical-effluent-of-landfill-leachate-a-potential-substitute-for-water
#3
Yunfeng Xu, Yu Fu, Wei Xia, Dan Zhang, Da An, Guangren Qian
Sulfate-rich biochemical effluent of landfill leachate (BEL) resulting from aged refuse bioreactor was employed to wash municipal solid waste incineration (MSWI) fly ash. The dechlorination ability of BEL was found to be nearly equivalent to redistilled water (RW), and concentrations of lead (Pb) and zinc (Zn) in washing solution resulting from BEL washing process were lower than that of RW washing process, Fourier transform infrared (FTIR) analysis indicated that the formation of calcium sulfate and hydroxides in fly ash after BEL washing, and their entrapping function could significantly inhibit the leaching of Pb and Zn...
June 22, 2017: Environmental Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28639077/microbial-compositions-and-metabolic-interactions-in-one-and-two-phase-partitioning-airlift-bioreactors-treating-a-complex-voc-mixture
#4
Chao Wu, Peilun Xu, Yinfeng Xia, Wei Li, Sujing Li, Xiangqian Wang
Engineered microbial ecosystems in bioscrubbers for the treatment of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) have been complicated by complex VOC mixtures from various industrial emissions. Microbial associations with VOC removal performance of the bioscrubbers are still not definitive. Here, one- and two-phase partitioning airlift bioreactors were used for the treatment of a complex VOC mixture. Microbial characteristics in both bioreactors were uncovered by high-throughput metagenomics sequencing. Results showed that dominant species with specialized VOC biodegradability were mainly responsible for high removal efficiency of relative individual VOC...
June 21, 2017: Journal of Industrial Microbiology & Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28638147/sensitivity-of-human-pluripotent-stem-cells-to-insulin-precipitation-induced-by-peristaltic-pump-based-medium-circulation-considerations-on-process-development
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Diana Massai, Emiliano Bolesani, Diana Robles Diaz, Christina Kropp, Henning Kempf, Caroline Halloin, Ulrich Martin, Tudor Braniste, Giuseppe Isu, Vanessa Harms, Umberto Morbiducci, Gerald Dräger, Robert Zweigerdt
Controlled large-scale production of human pluripotent stem cells (hPSCs) is indispensable for their envisioned clinical translation. Aiming at advanced process development in suspension culture, the sensitivity of hPSC media to continuous peristaltic pump-based circulation, a well-established technology extensively used in hydraulically-driven bioreactors, was investigated. Unexpectedly, conditioning of low protein media (i.e. E8 and TeSR-E8) in a peristaltic pump circuit induced severe viability loss of hPSCs cultured as aggregates in suspension...
June 21, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28638107/tracking-protein-function-with-sodium-multi-quantum%C3%A2-spectroscopy-in-a-3d-tissue-culture-based-on-microcavity-arrays
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Andreas Neubauer, Cordula Nies, Victor D Schepkin, Ruomin Hu, Matthias Malzacher, Jorge Chacón-Caldera, David Thiele, Eric Gottwald, Lothar R Schad
The aim of this study was to observe the effects of strophanthin induced inhibition of the Na-/K-ATPase in liver cells using a magnetic resonance (MR) compatible bioreactor. A microcavity array with a high density three-dimensional cell culture served as a functional magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) phantom for sodium multi quantum (MQ) spectroscopy. Direct contrast enhanced (DCE) MRI revealed the homogenous distribution of biochemical substances inside the bioreactor. NMR experiments using advanced bioreactors have advantages with respect to having full control over a variety of physiological parameters such as temperature, gas composition and fluid flow...
June 21, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28637634/optimization-of-food-waste-compost-with-the-use-of-biochar
#7
M Waqas, A S Nizami, A S Aburiazaiza, M A Barakat, I M I Ismail, M I Rashid
This paper aims to examine the influence of biochar produced from lawn waste in accelerating the degradation and mineralization rates of food waste compost. Biochar produced at two different temperatures (350 and 450 °C) was applied at the rates 10 and 15% (w/w) of the total waste to an in-vessel compost bioreactor for evaluating its effects on food waste compost. The quality of compost was assessed against stabilization indices such as moisture contents (MC), electrical conductivity (EC), organic matters (OM) degradation, change in total carbon (TC) and mineral nitrogen contents such as ammonium (NH4(+)) and nitrate (NO3(-))...
June 18, 2017: Journal of Environmental Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28636078/microbial-lipopeptide-production-and-purification-bioprocesses-current-progress-and-future-challenges
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François Coutte, Didier Lecouturier, Krasimir Dimitrov, Jean-Sébastien Guez, Frank Delvigne, Pascal Dhulster, Philippe Jacques
Lipopeoptides are amphiphilic compounds combining interesting physicochemical properties and biological activities. Due to their high foaming capacity in aerated bioreactor, the development of scalable bioprocesses for their production is a major bottleneck. In addition, the genes involved in the biosynthesis of these lipopeptides are mainly regulated by the quorum sensing, a global regulatory mechanism depending on cell density and known to be activated in biofilms. Several approaches have thus been considered in literature taking into account two criteria, on one side, to favor, control or avoid foam formation and on the other side, to use planktonic or immobilized (biofilm) cells...
June 21, 2017: Biotechnology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634835/impact-of-mechanical-stimulation-on-the-chondrogenic-processes-in-human-bone-marrow-aspirates-modified-to-overexpress-sox9-via-raav-vectors
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Jagadeesh K Venkatesan, Janina Frisch, Ana Rey-Rico, Gertrud Schmitt, Henning Madry, Magali Cucchiarini
BACKGROUND: Evaluation of gene-based approaches to target human bone marrow aspirates in conditions of mechanical stimulation that aim at reproducing the natural joint environment may allow to develop improved treatments for articular cartilage injuries. In the present study, we investigated the potential of rAAV-mediated sox9 gene transfer to enhance the chondrogenic differentiation processes in human bone marrow aspirates under established hydrodynamic conditions compared with the more commonly employed static culture conditions...
December 2017: Journal of Experimental Orthopaedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634812/semi-industrial-scale-production-of-a-new-yeast-with-probiotic-traits-cryptococcus-sp-ymhs-isolated-from-the-red-sea
#10
Ashraf F El-Baz, Hesham A El-Enshasy, Yousseria M Shetaia, Hoda Mahrous, Nor Zalina Othman, Ahmed E Yousef
A new yeast strain with promising probiotic traits was isolated from the Red Sea water samples. The isolate (YMHS) was subjected to genetic characterization and identified as Cryptococcus sp. Nucleotide sequence analysis of the rRNA gene internal transcribed spacer regions showed 95% sequence similarity between the isolate and Cryptococcus albidus. Cryptococcus sp. YMHS exhibited desirable characteristics of probiotic microorganisms; it has tolerance to low pH in simulated gastric juice, resistance to bile salts, hydrophobic characteristics, broad antimicrobial activity, and in vitro ability to degrade cholesterol...
June 20, 2017: Probiotics and Antimicrobial Proteins
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634126/biosorption-of-high-concentration-cu-ii-by-periphytic-biofilms-and-the-development-of-a-fiber-periphyton-bioreactor-fpbr
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Junzhuo Liu, Fengwu Wang, Wantong Wu, Juanjuan Wan, Jiali Yang, Sulin Xiang, Yonghong Wu
In this study, a kind of microbial aggregates: periphytic biofilms were used for Cu removal and immobilized onto fiber for developing a novel bioreactor. Results show that periphyton can effectively entrap Cu at initial concentrations of 2-20mgL(-1) due to the overproduction of EPS and porous structure of periphyton, and biosorption was the primary mechanism of Cu removal. Cu (mainly Cu3(OH)4(2+), Cu2(OH)2(2+) and Cu(2+)) adsorption onto periphytic biofilms followed the pseudo-second order kinetic model. The biosorption process fitted the Freundlich, Langmuir and Dubinin-Radushkevich Isotherm models well and was thermodynamically spontaneous...
June 10, 2017: Bioresource Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633643/enhancement-of-thermoalkaliphilic-xylanase-production-by-pichia-pastoris-through-novel-fed-batch-strategy-in-high-cell-density-fermentation
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Tingting Shang, Dayong Si, Dongyan Zhang, Xuhui Liu, Longmei Zhao, Cong Hu, Yu Fu, Rijun Zhang
BACKGROUND: Xylanase degrades xylan into monomers of various sizes by catalyzing the endohydrolysis of the 1,4-β-D-xylosidic linkage randomly, possessing potential in wide industrial applications. Most of xylanases are susceptible to be inactive when suffering high temperature and high alkaline process. Therefore, it is necessary to develop a high amount of effective thermoalkaliphilic xylanases. This study aims to enhance thermoalkaliphilic xylanase production in Pichia pastoris through fermentation parameters optimization and novel efficient fed-batch strategy in high cell-density fermentation...
June 21, 2017: BMC Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631360/reduced-cell-attachment-to-poly-2-hydroxyethyl-methacrylate-coated-ventricular-catheters-in-vitro
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Brian W Hanak, Chia-Yun Hsieh, William Donaldson, Samuel R Browd, Kenneth K S Lau, William Shain
The majority of patients with hydrocephalus are dependent on ventriculoperitoneal shunts for diversion of excess cerebrospinal fluid. Unfortunately, these shunts are failure-prone and over half of all life-threatening pediatric failures are caused by obstruction of the ventricular catheter by the brain's resident immune cells, reactive microglia and astrocytes. Poly(2-hydroxyethyl methacrylate) (PHEMA) hydrogels are widely used for biomedical implants. The extreme hydrophilicity of PHEMA confers resistance to protein fouling, making it a strong candidate coating for ventricular catheters...
June 20, 2017: Journal of Biomedical Materials Research. Part B, Applied Biomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28630420/functional-evaluation-of-a-bioartificial-liver-support-system-using-immobilized-hepatocyte-spheroids-in-a-porcine-model-of-acute-liver-failure
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Ji-Hyun Lee, Doo-Hoon Lee, Sanghoon Lee, Choon Hyuck David Kwon, Jae-Nam Ryu, Jeong-Kwon Noh, In Keun Jang, Hey-Jung Park, Hee-Hoon Yoon, Jung-Keug Park, Young-Jin Kim, Sung-Koo Kim, Suk-Koo Lee
Bioartificial livers (BAL) may offer acute liver failure (ALF) patients an opportunity for cure without liver transplantation. We evaluated the efficacy of a spheroid-based BAL system, containing aggregates of porcine hepatocytes, in a porcine model of ALF. ALF pigs were divided into three groups. The control group consisted of treatment naïve pigs (n = 5), blank group consisted of pigs that were attached to the BAL system not containing hepatocytes for 12 hours (n = 5) and BAL group consisted of pigs that were attached to the BAL containing hepatocytes for 12 hours (n = 5)...
June 19, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629346/a-hyper-thermostable-%C3%AE-amylase-from-pyrococcus-furiosus-accumulates-in-nicotiana-tabacum-as-functional-aggregates
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Hong Zhu, L Bruce Reynolds, Rima Menassa
BACKGROUND: Alpha amylase hydrolyzes α-bonds of polysaccharides such as starch and produces malto-oligosaccharides. Its starch saccharification applications make it an essential enzyme in the textile, food and brewing industries. Commercially available α-amylase is mostly produced from Bacillus or Aspergillus. A hyper-thermostable and Ca (2++) independent α-amylase from Pyrococcus furiosus (PFA) expressed in E.coli forms insoluble inclusion bodies and thus is not feasible for industrial applications...
June 19, 2017: BMC Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28628875/bioindicator-value-of-flagellates-in-urban-wastewater-treatment-using-membrane-bioreactors
#16
J A Parada-Albarracín, J Pérez, M A Gómez
Two experimental submerged membrane bioreactors (MBR) at the industrial scale with different membranes (microfiltration and ultrafiltration) were used to analyse the influence of the small flagellates on the lack of significance of the sludge biotic index (SBI). Also, with these systems, flagellates were analysed as bioindicators in the activated sludge of MBRs. Both facilities were operated in parallel with a pre-denitrification system for a period of nearly two years and fed with real pretreated urban wastewater...
June 14, 2017: Water Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28628868/an-overview-on-exploration-and-environmental-impact-of-unconventional-gas-sources-and-treatment-options-for-produced-water
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Tânia L S Silva, Sergio Morales-Torres, Sérgio Castro-Silva, José L Figueiredo, Adrián M T Silva
Rising global energy demands associated to unbalanced allocation of water resources highlight the importance of water management solutions for the gas industry. Advanced drilling, completion and stimulation techniques for gas extraction, allow more economical access to unconventional gas reserves. This stimulated a shale gas revolution, besides tight gas and coalbed methane, also causing escalating water handling challenges in order to avoid a major impact on the environment. Hydraulic fracturing allied to horizontal drilling is gaining higher relevance in the exploration of unconventional gas reserves, but a large amount of wastewater (known as "produced water") is generated...
June 16, 2017: Journal of Environmental Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28626367/towards-the-manufacture-of-megakaryocytes-and-platelets-for-clinical-application
#18
REVIEW
Anja Baigger, Rainer Blasczyk, Constanca Figueiredo
Platelet transfusions are used in standard clinical practice to prevent hemorrhage in patients suffering from thrombocytopenia or platelet dysfunctions. Recently, a constant rise on the demand of platelets for transfusion has been registered. This may be associated with several factors including demographic changes, population aging as well as incidence and prevalence of hematological diseases. In addition, platelet-regenerative properties have been started to be exploited in different areas such as tissue remodeling and anti-cancer therapies...
June 2017: Transfusion Medicine and Hemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625612/enhanced-production-of-natural-yellow-pigments-from-monascus-purpureus-by-liquid-culture-the-relationship-between-fermentation-conditions-and-mycelial-morphology
#19
Jun Lv, Bo-Bo Zhang, Xiao-Dong Liu, Chan Zhang, Lei Chen, Gan-Rong Xu, Peter Chi Keung Cheung
Natural yellow pigments produced by submerged fermentation of Monascus purpureus have potential economic value and application in the food industry. In the present study, the relationships among fermentation conditions (in terms of pH and shaking/agitation speed), mycelial morphology and the production of Monascus yellow pigments were investigated in both shake-flask and scale-up bioreactor experiments. In the shake-flask fermentation, the highest yield of the Monascus yellow pigments was obtained at pH 5.0 and a shaking speed of 180 rpm...
June 15, 2017: Journal of Bioscience and Bioengineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28624742/ionic-liquids-toxicity-on-fresh-water-microalgae-scenedesmus-quadricauda-chlorella-vulgaris-botryococcus-braunii-selection-criterion-for-use-in-a-two-phase-partitioning-bioreactor-tppbr
#20
Khurrum Shehzad Quraish, Mohamad Azmi Bustam, Sooridarsan Krishnan, Noor Fathanah Aminuddin, Noraisyah Azeezah, Noraini Abd Ghani, Yoshimitsu Uemura, Jean Marc Lévêque
A promising method of Carbon dioxide (CO2) valorization is to use green microalgae photosynthesis to process biofuel. Two Phase Partitioning Bioreactors (TPPBR) offer the possibility to use non-aqueous phase liquids (NAPL) to enhance CO2 solubility; thus making CO2 available to maximize algae growth. This requires relatively less toxic hydrophobic Ionic Liquids (ILs) that comprise a new class of ionic compounds with remarkable physicochemical properties and thus qualifies them as NAPL candidates. This paper concerns the synthesis of ILs with octyl and butyl chains as well as different cations containing aromatic (imidazolium, pyridinium) and non-aromatic (piperidinum, pyrrolidinium) rings for CO2 absorption studies...
June 12, 2017: Chemosphere
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