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New Data from Wuhan University Illuminate Findings in Bioscience and Bioengineering (Bio-augmentation as a tool for improving the modified sequencing...

July 15, 2014



New Data from Wuhan University Illuminate Findings in Bioscience and Bioengineering (Bio-augmentation as a tool for improving the modified sequencing batch biofilm reactor)

By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Life Science Weekly -- Fresh data on Life Science Research are presented in a new report. According to news originating from Wuhan, People's Republic of China, by NewsRx correspondents, research stated, "Biological treatment of domestic sewage was accomplished in a pilot-scale modified sequencing batch biofilm reactor (SBBR) bio-augmented with consortium of 5 strains of indigenous bacteria (genus Pseudomonas and Bacillus). The reactor consisted of fibrous filler in the upper and ceramsite filter media in the bottom."

Our news journalists obtained a quote from the research from Wuhan University, "It demonstrated to have a short hydraulic residence time (HRT) for 10 h and good quality effluent to cope with low C/N ratio domestic wastewater. The biofilm attached fibrous fillers mainly contributed to contaminants removal. Bio-augmentation dramatically enhanced the removal efficiency of chemical oxygen demand (COD), total phosphorus (TP), and especially total nitrogen (TN), which increased respectively from 80.3%, 58.1% and 41.3% to 83.7%, 67.8% and 58.7%."

According to the news editors, the research concluded: "Polymerase chain reaction (PCR)-denaturing gradient gel electrophoresis (DGGE) technique indicated the 5 strains' survival in the reactor and that Bacillus cereus strain ZQN2 was the most dominant bacteria."

For more information on this research see: Bio-augmentation as a tool for improving the modified sequencing batch biofilm reactor. Journal of Bioscience and Bioengineering, 2014;117(6):763-8. (Elsevier - www.elsevier.com; Journal of Bioscience and Bioengineering - www.elsevier.com/wps/product/cws_home/505516)

The news correspondents report that additional information may be obtained from K. Yang, School of Civil Engineering, Wuhan University, Wuhan 430072, People's Republic of China. Additional authors for this research include B. Ji, H. Wang, H. Zhang and Q. Zhang (see also Life Science Research).

Keywords for this news article include: Asia, Wuhan, Life Science Research, People's Republic of China.

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