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Waste water nitrogen

Gregory M Astill, C Richard Shumway
There has been sustained interest from both environmental regulators and livestock associations to expand the use of anaerobic digester (AD) technology to mitigate greenhouse gas emissions. However, the generally profitable practice of codigesting off-farm organic waste could increase nitrogen and phosphorus content to the farm and exacerbate nutrient over-application concerns near large animal operations. We examine the economic feasibility of a broad set of dairy waste management systems composed of two technology groups that mitigate air and water pollution: an AD system that includes either animal waste input or combination animal/off-farm organic waste codigestion input and either compressed natural gas (CNG) or combined heat and power (CHP) output; and a filtration system that includes fiber separation, nutrient separation, and/or water recovery...
October 10, 2016: Journal of Environmental Management
Ronald Esteban Aguilar Alvarez, Mauricio Bustamante Roman, Dana Kirk, Jose Alberto Miranda Chavarria, Daniel Baudrit, Jose Francisco Aguilar Pereira, Werner Rodriguez Montero, Dawn Reinhold, Wei Liao
The purpose of this study was to implement and evaluate a pilot-scale and closed-loop system that synergistically combines solar thermal collector, anaerobic digester, and constructed treatment wetland to simultaneously treat and utilize organic wastes. The system utilizes 863 kg of mixed animal and food wastes to generate 263 MJ renewable energy, produced 28 kg nitrogen and phosphorus fertilizer, and reclaimed 550 kg water per day. The net revenue considering electricity and fertilizer was $2436 annually...
October 11, 2016: Journal of Environmental Management
Chido H Chihobo, Arindrajit Chowdhury, Pardon K Kuipa, David J Simbi
Pyrolysis is an attractive thermochemical conversion technology that may be utilised as a safe disposal option for acid tar waste. The kinetics of acid tar pyrolysis were investigated using thermogravimetry coupled with mass spectrometry under a nitrogen atmosphere at different heating rates of 10, 15 and 20 K min(-1) The thermogravimetric analysis shows three major reaction peaks centred around 178 °C, 258 °C, and 336 °C corresponding to the successive degradation of water soluble lower molecular mass sulphonic acids, sulphonated high molecular mass hydrocarbons, and high molecular mass hydrocarbons...
October 10, 2016: Waste Management & Research
Nahal Hoghooghi, David E Radcliffe, Mussie Y Habteselassie, John S Clarke
Wastewater and lawn fertilizer potentially contribute to degraded water quality in urban watersheds. Previously we described a study from 2011 to 2012 in which we examined the effect of the density of onsite wastewater treatment systems (OWTS) on nitrogen concentrations in 24 small streams in metropolitan Atlanta. Our objective in this study was to confirm that the impact on water quality that we observed was due to OWTS and not lawn fertilizer. We sampled the same 24 streams again in 2013 and 2014, representing watersheds ranging in area from 0...
September 2016: Journal of Environmental Quality
Božidar Bratina, Andrej Šorgo, Janez Kramberger, Urban Ajdnik, Lidija Fras Zemljič, Janez Ekart, Riko Šafarič
After a ban on the depositing of untreated sludge in landfills, the sludge from municipal and industrial water-treatment plants can be regarded as a problem. Waste products of the water treatment process can be a problem or an opportunity - a source for obtaining raw materials. In the European Union, raw sludge and fats, oil and grease (FOG) from municipal and industrial wastewater treatment plants (WWTP) cannot be deposited in any natural or controlled environment. For this reason, it must be processed (stabilized, dried) to be used later as a fertilizer, building material, or alternative fuel source suitable for co-incineration in high temperature furnaces (power plants or concrete plants)...
December 1, 2016: Journal of Environmental Management
Janet R Barclay, Hannah Tripp, Christopher J Bellucci, Glenn Warner, Ashley M Helton
Many states classify waterbodies according to groups of designated uses, which suggests that classifications may be correlated with water quality. The primary assessments of water quality in the United States (the Biennial Integrated Water Quality Reports) do not consider classification, so the relationship between classification and water quality is untested. Additionally, water quality has been shown to be influenced by watershed land use; however, land use is not typically part of waterbody classification systems...
December 1, 2016: Journal of Environmental Management
Ming Yan, Panyue Zhang, Guangming Zeng
This review focuses on the research literatures published in 2015 relating to topics of thermal effects in water pollution control. This review is divided into the following sections: biological nitrogen and phosphorus removal, wastewater treatment for organic conversion, industrial wastewater treatment, anaerobic digestion of sewage sludge and solid waste, sludge biochar preparation and application, pyrolysis of sewage sludge, reduction heavy metal in sewage sludge and soil, and other issues of wastewater and sludge treatment...
October 2016: Water Environment Research: a Research Publication of the Water Environment Federation
B P Naveen, Durga Madhab Mahapatra, T G Sitharam, P V Sivapullaiah, T V Ramachandra
Unscientific management and ad-hoc approaches in municipal solid waste management have led to a generation of voluminous leachate in urban conglomerates. Quantification, quality assessment, following treatment and management of leachate has become a serious problem worldwide. In this context, the present study investigates the physico-chemical and biological characterization of landfill leachate and nearby water sources and attempts to identify relationships between the key parameters together with understanding the various processes for chemical transformations...
September 8, 2016: Environmental Pollution
Hongmei Bu, Xianfang Song, Fen Guo
Dissolved trace element concentrations (Ba, Fe, Mn, Si, Sr, and Zn) were investigated in the Haicheng River near to the Liaodong Bay in Northeast China during 2010. Dissolved Ba, Fe, Mn, and Sr showed significant spatial variation, whereas dissolved Fe, Mn, and Zn displayed seasonal variations. Conditions such as water temperature, pH, and dissolved oxygen were found to have an important impact on redox reactions involving dissolved Ba, Fe, and Zn. Dissolved Fe and Mn concentrations were regulated by adsorption or desorption of Fe/Mn oxyhydroxides and the effects of organic carbon complexation on dissolved Ba and Sr were found to be significant...
September 7, 2016: Marine Pollution Bulletin
Xiang Li, Liang Zhu, Yong Huang, Peng-bing Yang, Jian-hong Cui, Hang Ma
In order to reduce acid and alkali dosing in wastewater treatment process of polycrystalline silicon by using denitrification after fluoride removal. This experiment studied the feasibility of first removing nitrogen using the denitrification process by start-up denitrifying reactor before fluoride removal. The results showed that the F⁻ concentration in the waste water to had a certain influence on the denitrification. When the concentration of F⁻ was controlled to about 750 mg · L⁻¹, the activity of denitrifying bacteria was not significantly influenced; when the concentration of F⁻ continued to increase, the denitrification efficiency of denitrifying sludge gradually reduced...
April 15, 2016: Huan Jing Ke Xue= Huanjing Kexue
Veena Das, Sanjeev Satyanarayan, Shanta Satyanarayan
Gum arabic is multifunctional and used in food products, pharmaceutical, confectionery, cosmetic, printing and textile industry. Gum arabic has an excellent market and its production is being increased to meet the market demand. In the process, huge quantity of solid waste is generated during its refining process. An attempt has been made to vermicompost this organic waste using Eudrilus eugeniae. This research work is first of its kind. Literature on this substrate has not been reported anywhere else for vermicomposting...
September 2016: Environmental Monitoring and Assessment
Chris M Wood, José Gadelha de Souza Netto, Jonathan M Wilson, Rafael M Duarte, Adalberto Luis Val
The total rate of N-waste excretion (M N) in juvenile tambaqui living in ion-poor Amazonian water comprised 85 % ammonia-N (M Amm-N) and 15 % urea-N (M Urea-N). Both occurred mainly across the gills with only ~5 % of M Amm-N and ~39 % of M Urea-N via the urine. Tambaqui were not especially tolerant to high environmental ammonia (HEA), despite their great resistance to other environmental factors. Nevertheless, they were able to maintain a continued elevation of M Amm-N during and after 48-h exposure to 2...
August 16, 2016: Journal of Comparative Physiology. B, Biochemical, Systemic, and Environmental Physiology
Jussi Ikonen, Mikko Voutilainen, Mervi Söderlund, Lalli Jokelainen, Marja Siitari-Kauppi, Andrew Martin
The processes controlling diffusion and sorption of radionuclides have been studied extensively in the laboratory, whereas, only a few in-situ experiments have been carried out in order to study in-situ diffusion over the long-term (several years). This is largely due to the fact that in-situ experiments are typically time consuming and cost intensive, and it is commonly accepted that laboratory scale tests are well-established approaches to characterizing the properties of geological media. In order to assess the relevance of laboratory experiments, the Swiss National Cooperative for Disposal of Radioactive Waste (Nagra) have been conducting extensive experiments in the Underground Rock Laboratory (URL) at the Grimsel Test Site (GTS) in order to study radionuclide transport and retention in-situ...
September 2016: Journal of Contaminant Hydrology
Jennifer S Hanberg, Veena Rao, Jozine M Ter Maaten, Olga Laur, Meredith A Brisco, F Perry Wilson, Justin L Grodin, Mahlet Assefa, J Samuel Broughton, Noah J Planavsky, Tariq Ahmad, Lavanya Bellumkonda, W H Wilson Tang, Chirag R Parikh, Jeffrey M Testani
BACKGROUND: Recent epidemiological studies have implicated chloride, rather than sodium, as the driver of poor survival previously attributed to hyponatremia in heart failure. Accumulating basic science evidence has identified chloride as a critical factor in renal salt sensing. Our goal was to probe the physiology bridging this basic and epidemiological literature. METHODS AND RESULTS: Two heart failure cohorts were included: (1) observational: patients receiving loop diuretics at the Yale Transitional Care Center (N=162) and (2) interventional pilot: stable outpatients receiving ≥80 mg furosemide equivalents were studied before and after 3 days of 115 mmol/d supplemental lysine chloride (N=10)...
August 2016: Circulation. Heart Failure
J Thomsen, N Himmerkus, N Holland, F J Sartoris, M Bleich, M Tresguerres
The excretion of nitrogenous waste products in the form of ammonia (NH3) and ammonium (NH4 (+)) is a fundamental process in aquatic organisms. For mytilid bivalves, little is known about the mechanisms and sites of excretion. This study investigated the localization and the mechanisms of ammonia excretion in mytilid mussels. An Rh protein was found to be abundantly expressed in the apical cell membrane of the plicate organ, which was previously described as a solely respiratory organ. The Rh protein was also expressed in the gill, although at significantly lower concentrations, but was not detectable in mussel kidney...
August 1, 2016: Journal of Experimental Biology
Hossein Alidadi, Ahmad Hosseinzadeh, Ali Asghar Najafpoor, Habibollah Esmaili, Jafar Zanganeh, Maryam Dolatabadi Takabi, Fardin Ghasemy Piranloo
Present study aims to examine the dynamics of maturation and qualification indicators in various vermicompost treatments and selection of the best treatment along with best maturation time in this regard. In this empirical study, dynamics of chemical (pH, electrical conductivity (EC), total nitrogen (TN), phosphorous, lignin, water soluble carbon (WSC), C/N, NH4/NO3) and biological (dehydrogenase enzyme (DEH) and DEH/WSC) properties were investigated in four various treatments, including various ratios of compost produced from municipal solid waste (MSW) and carbonaceous materials (50:50, 70:30, 85:15 and 100:0) over 100 days...
November 1, 2016: Journal of Environmental Management
Ismail Cem Kantarli, Arzu Kabadayi, Suat Ucar, Jale Yanik
In this study, conversion of wastes from poultry farming and industry into biochar and bio-oil via thermochemical processes was investigated. Fuel characteristics and chemical structure of biochars and bio-oils have been investigated using standard fuel analysis and spectroscopic methods. Biochars were produced from poultry litter through both hydrothermal carbonization (sub-critical water, 175-250°C) and pyrolysis over a temperature range between 250 and 500°C. In comparison to hydrothermal carbonization, pyrolysis at lower temperatures produced biochar with greater energy yield due to the higher mass yield...
October 2016: Waste Management
P Moñino, E Jiménez, R Barat, D Aguado, A Seco, J Ferrer
Food waste was characterized for its potential use as substrate for anaerobic co-digestion in a submerged anaerobic membrane bioreactor pilot plant that treats urban wastewater (WW). 90% of the particles had sizes under 0.5mm after grinding the food waste in a commercial food waste disposer. COD, nitrogen and phosphorus concentrations were 100, 2 and 20 times higher in food waste than their average concentrations in WW, but the relative flow contribution of both streams made COD the only pollutant that increased significantly when both substrates were mixed...
October 2016: Waste Management
Cedric J Simon, Tania C Mendo, Bridget S Green, Caleb Gardner
Mortality events during live transport of Jasus edwardsii rock lobsters are common around the time of season openings in Tasmania, with lobsters from deeper fishing areas with pale shell colouration (brindle) being perceived as more susceptible than shallow-water, red-coloured (red) lobsters. The aims of this study were to assess and predict the vulnerability of brindle and red lobsters to extended emersion exposure using pre- and post-emersion data which included 28 haemolymph biochemical parameters and 5 behaviour traits...
November 2016: Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology. Part A, Molecular & Integrative Physiology
Huan Liu, Jingyuan Ma, Meng Wang, Weinan Wang, Li Deng, Kaili Nie, Xuemin Yue, Fang Wang, Tianwei Tan
Fumaric acid as a four-carbon unsaturated dicarboxylic acid is widely used in the food and chemical industries. Food waste (FW), rich in carbohydrates and protein, is a promising potential feedstock for renewable bio-based chemicals. In this research, we investigated the capability of Rhizopus arrhizus RH7-13 in producing fumaric acid from FW. The liquid fraction of the FW (L-FW) was proven to be the best seed culture medium in our research. When it was however used to be fermentation medium, the yield of fumaric acid reached 32...
July 7, 2016: Applied Biochemistry and Biotechnology
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