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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29793114/soil-types-influence-the-fate-of-antibiotic-resistant-bacteria-and-antibiotic-resistance-genes-following-the-land-application-of-sludge-composts
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Junya Zhang, Qianwen Sui, Juan Tong, Hui Zhong, Yawei Wang, Meixue Chen, Yuansong Wei
Sewage sludge was generally considered a significant reservoir of antibiotic resistance genes (ARGs) and could enter agricultural systems as fertilizer after composting. Soil types and the discrepancy of sludge composts could have influenced the fate of antibiotic-resistant bacteria (ARB) following the land application of sludge composts, which deserved to be clarified. Thus, the fate of ARB and ARGs following the land application of three types of sludge composts (A, B, and C) to three different soils (red soil, loess, and black soil) was investigated...
May 21, 2018: Environment International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29791883/relationship-between-modification-of-activated-sludge-wastewater-treatment-and-changes-in-antibiotic-resistance-of-bacteria
#2
Ewa Korzeniewska, Monika Harnisz
Biological treatment processes at wastewater treatment plants (WWTPs), which are the most common methods of sewage treatment, could cause selective elimination and/or changes in the proportions of phenotypes/genotypes within bacterial populations in effluent. Therefore, WWTPs based on activated sludge used in sewage treatment constitute an important reservoir of enteric bacteria which harbour potentially transferable resistance genes. Together with treated wastewater, these microorganisms can penetrate the soil, surface water, rural groundwater supplies and drinking water...
May 20, 2018: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29789473/effect-of-sewage-irrigation-on-the-ct-measured-soil-pore-characteristics-of-a-clay-farmland-in-northern-china
#3
Xiaoming Guo, Tongqian Zhao, Lin Liu, Chunyan Xiao, Yuxiao He
Sewage irrigation has a strong influence on the physical, chemical, and biological properties of soil. However, the effects of sewage irrigation on the pore characteristics of soil are not well understood. This study compares the effects of sewage irrigation and groundwater irrigation on computed tomography (CT)-measured pore parameters and examines the relationships between CT-measured pore parameters and soil physicochemical and microbial properties. Intact soil cores were collected from S1 irrigated with sewage for 25 years, S2 irrigated with sewage for 52 years, and CK irrigated with groundwater...
May 22, 2018: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29787677/synergistic-exposure-of-return-sludge-to-anaerobic-starvation-sulfide-and-free-ammonia-to-suppress-nitrite-oxidizing-bacteria
#4
Dries Seuntjens, Michiel Van Tendeloo, Ioanna Chatzigiannidou, Jose Carvajal-Arroyo, Sander Vandendriessche, Siegfried E Vlaeminck, Nico Boon
A key step towards energy-positive sewage treatment is the development of mainstream partial nitritation/anammox, a nitrogen removal technology where aerobic ammonium-oxidizing bacteria (AerAOB) are desired, while nitrite-oxidizing bacteria (NOB) are not. To suppress NOB, a novel return-sludge treatment was investigated. Single and combined effects of sulfide (0-600 mg S L-1), anaerobic starvation (0-8d) and a free ammonia (FA) shock (30 mg FA-N L-1 for 1h) were tested for immediate effects and long-term recovery...
May 22, 2018: Environmental Science & Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29785598/a-case-study-on-the-occurrence-transport-and-fate-of-mercury-species-in-a-sewage-treatment-plant-in-jiaozuo-china
#5
Hao Liu, Ying Cui, Hua Li, Yuxiang Mao
Occurrence and fate of sewage- and sludge-borne total mercury (THg) and methylmercury (MeHg) have received little attention, although they might be an important component of the global Hg inventory. To address the knowledge gap, sewage and sewage sludge (SS) samples were collected from a secondary municipal sewage treatment plant (MSTP) located in Jiaozuo, China. Total Hg in the raw sewage varied between 95.3 ng/L and 1.2 × 103  ng/L, while MeHg occurred in the sewage within ranges of 2.7-21.3 ng/L...
May 21, 2018: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29785502/comparative-persistence-of-human-sewage-specific-enterococcal-bacteriophages-in-freshwater-and-seawater
#6
Namfon Booncharoen, Skorn Mongkolsuk, Kwanrawee Sirikanchana
Enterococcus faecalis bacteria have been recently reported for their ability to host bacteriophages that are specifically from human sewage, suggesting their application to track human fecal contamination in water resources. However, little is known about the survivability of sewage-specific enterococcal bacteriophages in various water matrices under ambient and storage conditions. In this study, bacteriophages that were derived from the Thailand-isolated E. faecalis strains AIM06 and SR14 exhibited morphologies consistent with the Siphoviridae, Podoviridae, and Myoviridae families...
May 21, 2018: Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29784394/multiresidue-analytical-method-for-pharmaceuticals-and-personal-care-products-in-sewage-and-sewage-sludge-by-online-direct-immersion-spme-on-fiber-derivatization-gcms
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Rebeca López-Serna, David Marín-de-Jesús, Rubén Irusta-Mata, Pedro Antonio García-Encina, Raquel Lebrero, María Fdez-Polanco, Raúl Muñoz
The work here presented aimed at developing an analytical method for the simultaneous determination of 22 pharmaceuticals and personal care products, including 3 transformation products, in sewage and sludge. A meticulous method optimization, involving an experimental design, was carried out. The developed method was fully automated and consisted of the online extraction of 17 mL of water sample by Direct Immersion Solid Phase MicroExtraction followed by On-fiber Derivatization coupled to Gas Chromatography - Mass Spectrometry (DI-SPME - On-fiber Derivatization - GC - MS)...
August 15, 2018: Talanta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29783194/quantitative-investigation-of-hydraulic-mixing-energy-input-during-batch-mode-anaerobic-digestion-and-its-impact-on-performance
#8
James McLeod, Z Othman, Rajarathinam Parthasarathy
The relationship between mixing energy input and biogas production was investigated by anaerobically digesting sewage sludge in lab scale, hydraulically mixed, batch mode digesters at six different specific energy inputs. The goal was to identify how mixing energy influenced digestion performance at quantitative levels to help explain the varying results in other published works. The results showed that digester homogeneity was largely uninfluenced by energy input, whereas cumulative biogas production and solids destruction were...
May 18, 2018: Bioresource Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29783136/occurrence-and-estrogenic-activity-of-steroid-hormones-in-chinese-streams-a-nationwide-study-based-on-a-combination-of-chemical-and-biological-tools
#9
Bo Yao, Rui Li, Shuwen Yan, Shen-An Chan, Weihua Song
Steroid hormones (SHs) are continuously released into the aquatic environment through various pathways after being excreted by humans and animals, interfere with the normal function of the endocrine system and may affect the physiology and reproduction of exposed aquatic life. To conduct a nationwide investigation of the occurrence and biological effects of SHs in surface river/steam water in China, we quantitated 27 selected SHs in 217 surface water samples by solid-phase extraction (SPE) tandem LC-MS/MS and used a recombinant yeast estrogen assay to screen extracts of the water samples for estrogenic activities...
May 18, 2018: Environment International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29782790/magnetite-triggering-enhanced-diet-a-scavenger-for-the-blockage-of-electron-transfer-in-anaerobic-digestion-of-high-solids-sewage-sludge
#10
Tao Wang, Dong Zhang, Lingling Dai, Bin Dong, Xiaohu Dai
At present, high-solids anaerobic digestion of sewage sludge has drawn great attention due to the superiority of its small land area footprint and low energy consumption. However, a high organic loading rate may cause acids accumulation and ammonia inhibition, thus leading to an inhibited pseudo-steady state in which electron transfer through interspecies hydrogen transfer (IHT) between acetogens and methanogens is blocked. In this study, adding 50 mg/g TS (total solid) magnetite clearly reduced the accumulation of short-chain fatty acids and accelerated methane production by 26...
May 21, 2018: Environmental Science & Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29781418/waterborne-outbreak-of-gastroenteritis-on-the-kwazulu-natal-coast-south-africa-december-2016-january-2017
#11
P G Sekwadi, K G Ravhuhali, A Mosam, V Essel, G M Ntshoe, A M Shonhiwa, K McCarthy, J Mans, M B Taylor, N A Page, N Govender
An unexpected increase in gastroenteritis cases was reported by healthcare workers on the KwaZulu-Natal Coast, South Africa, January 2017 with >600 cases seen over a 3-week period. A case-control study was conducted to identify the source and risk factors associated with the outbreak so as to recommend control and prevention measures. Record review identified cases and controls and structured-telephonic interviews were conducted to obtain exposure history. Stool specimens were collected from 20 cases along with environmental samples and both screened for enteric pathogens...
May 21, 2018: Epidemiology and Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29778653/survival-and-phosphate-solubilisation-activity-of-desiccated-formulations-of-penicillium-bilaiae-and-aspergillus-niger-influenced-by-water-activity
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Nelly Sophie Raymond, Dorette Müller Stöver, Lars Stoumann Jensen, Sebastian Håkansson
The impact of formulation and desiccation on the shelf life of phosphate (P)-solubilising microorganisms is often under-studied, particularly relating to their ability to recover P-solubilisation activity. Here, Penicilllium bilaiae and Aspergillus niger were formulated on vermiculite (V) alone, or with the addition of protectants (skimmed milk (V + SM) and trehalose (V + T)), and on sewage sludge ash with (A + N) and without nutrients (A), and dried in a convective air dryer. After drying, the spore viability of P...
May 17, 2018: Journal of Microbiological Methods
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29778405/anaerobic-co-digestion-of-different-wastes-in-a-uasb-reactor
#13
Khushboo Kumari, S Suresh, S Arisutha, K Sudhakar
Anaerobic co-digestion has made a greater impact on the biogas production from mixing different type of waste. In this research, sewage sludge (SS) and cow manure (CM), was used as a primary waste along with kitchen waste (KW), yard waste (YW), floral waste (FW) and dairy wastewater (DWW) as co-substrate for anaerobic digestion. Mixtures with a ratio of 1:2 ratio is fed into a single stage up-flow anaerobic sludge blanket (UASB) reactor. Digestion was carried out in a mesophilic temperature range for 20 days...
May 16, 2018: Waste Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29778175/an-innovative-approach-to-minimize-excess-sludge-production-in-sewage-treatment-using-integrated-bioreactors
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Mahesh Mannacharaju, Prabhakaran Natarajan, Arivizhivendhan Kannan Villalan, Madasamy Jothieswari, Swarnalatha Somasundaram, Sekaran Ganesan
The present investigation deals with an application of integrated sequential oxic and anoxic bioreactor (SOABR) and fluidized immobilized cell carbon oxidation (FICCO) reactor for the treatment of domestic wastewater with minimum sludge generation. The performance of integrated SOABR-FICCO system was evaluated on treating the domestic wastewater at hydraulic retention time (HRT) of 3hr and 6hr for 120days at organic loading rate (OLR) of 191±31mg/(L·hr). The influent wastewater was characterized by chemical oxygen demand (COD) 573±93mg/L; biochemical oxygen demand (BOD5 ) 197±35mg/L and total suspended solids (TSS) 450±136mg/L...
May 2018: Journal of Environmental Sciences (China)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29778147/experimental-continuous-sludge-microwave-system-to-enhance-dehydration-ability-and-hydrogen-production-from-anaerobic-digestion-of-sludge
#15
Cuihong Zhou, Xintong Huang, Meng Zeng
Dehydrating large amounts of sludge produced by sewage treatment plants is difficult. Microwave pretreatment can effectively and significantly improve the dewaterability and hydrogen production of sludge subjected to anaerobic digestion. The aim of this study was to investigate the effects of different microwave conditions on hydrogen production from anaerobic digestion and dewaterability of sludge. Based on an analysis of the electric field distribution, a spiral reactor was designed and a continuous microwave system was built to conduct intermittent and continuous experiments under different conditions...
May 2018: Journal of Environmental Sciences (China)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29778056/one-century-sedimentary-record-of-heavy-metal-pollution-in-western-taihu-lake-china
#16
Yan Li, Shenglu Zhou, Qing Zhu, Baojie Li, Junxiao Wang, Chunhui Wang, Lian Chen, Shaohua Wu
Long-term trends of sediment compositions are important for assessing the impact of human activities on the sediment and protecting the sediment environment. In this study, based on the contents of heavy metals and the Pb isotope ratios in lake sediments, atmospheric dustfall and soil in Yixing, China, the representative heavy metals (Zn, Pb, Cr and Cd) in lake sediments from western Taihu Lake were studied. The evolution history of heavy metals in the local environment was constructed for the past 100 years...
May 16, 2018: Environmental Pollution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29778049/toxicity-screening-of-biochar-mineral-composites-using-germination-tests
#17
Jan Mumme, Josephine Getz, Munoo Prasad, Ulf Lüder, Jürgen Kern, Ondřej Mašek, Wolfram Buss
This study assessed the properties and toxicity (water cress germination trials) of 38 waste-derived, novel biochar-mineral composites (BMCs) produced via slow pyrolysis and hydrothermal carbonization (hydrochars). The biochars were produced from sewage sludge and compost-like output (CLO) by varying the type of mineral additive (zeolite, wood ash and lignite fly ash), the mineral-to-feedstock ratio and the carbonization process. While pure hydrochars completely inhibited germination of water cress, this effect was ameliorated by mineral additives...
May 8, 2018: Chemosphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29776926/occurrence-of-traditional-and-alternative-fecal-indicators-in-tropical-urban-environments-under-different-land-use-patterns
#18
Nazanin Saeidi, Xiaoqiong Gu, Tran Ngoc Han, Shin Giek Goh, Masaaki Kitajima, Ariel Kushmaro, Bradley William Schmitz, Karina Yew-Hoong Gin
This study evaluates the geospatial distribution of fecal indicator bacteria (FIB) (i.e., E. coli , Enterococcus spp.) and the alternative fecal indicator, pepper mild mottle virus (PMMoV), in tropical freshwater environments under different land use patterns. Results show that the occurrence and concentration of microbial fecal indicators was higher for urban-dominated areas than parkland-dominated, consistent with land use weightage. Significant positive correlations with traditional FIB indicate that PMMoV is a suitable indicator of fecal contamination in tropical catchments waters (0...
May 18, 2018: Applied and Environmental Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29776729/effect-of-enhancing-nutrient-balance-in-anaerobic-digester-feedstock-by-co-substrate-addition-on-the-microbial-diversity-and-energy-production-from-municipal-sewage-sludge
#19
Amel Farhat, Imène Manai, Maher Gtari, Hassib Bouallagui
Enhancement of methane production during anaerobic digestion of waste activated sludge (WAS) could improve the energy self sufficiency of the municipal wastewater treatment plants (WWTPs). Therefore, mixing WAS with organic wastes improved process performance and stability. In this work, the anaerobic co-digestion of WAS combined with the olive processing wastewater (OPW) was investigated and associated with the energetic benefits and microbial populations shifts. The bio-methane potential (BMP) of various WAS and OPW mixtures corresponding to increased phenols concentrations were tested...
May 16, 2018: Journal of Bioscience and Bioengineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29775905/kinetic-modelling-of-methane-production-during-bio-electrolysis-from-anaerobic-co-digestion-of-sewage-sludge-and-food-waste
#20
Kalp Bhusan Prajapati, Rajesh Singh
In present study batch tests were performed to investigate the enhancement in methane production under bio-electrolysis anaerobic co-digestion of sewage sludge and food waste. The bio-electrolysis reactor system (B-EL) yield more methane 148.5 ml/g COD in comparison to reactor system without bio-electrolysis (B-CONT) 125.1 ml/g COD. Whereas bio-electrolysis reactor system (C-EL) Iron Scraps amended yield lesser methane (51.2 ml/g COD) in comparison to control bio-electrolysis reactor system without Iron scraps (C-CONT - 114...
May 10, 2018: Bioresource Technology
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