9/23/2021 Congratulation to Zhaohui and Xueyao for their new publication in Food and Bioproducts Processing about single culture biogranulation!

https://doi.org/10.1016/j.fbp.2021.09.012 Abstract: This study utilizes Clostridium beijerinckii P260, an anaerobic bacterium capable of acetone-butanol-ethanol (ABE) production, as model bacteria to test the hypothesis that single culture anaerobic granulation can be achieved in…

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9/16/2021 We had a fruitful WaterJam conference

We have three oral presentations and five posters (listed below) presented at the WaterJam. Zhaohui received a 1st place award for his poster. Most importantly, we met our team alumni and many…

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8/17/2021 Field tour of the pilot-scale thermal hydrolysis anaerobic digestion setup in Loudoun Water Broad Run Water Reclamation Facility.

This system can double the total solid concentration and halve the solids retention time used in anaerobic digesters, directly upgrading the treatment capacity of existing anaerobic digesters for four times.

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8/11/2021 Congratulation to Zhaohui and Xueyao for their new publication titled “Aerobic granulation of single culture protist” in Process Biochemistry!

https://doi.org/10.1016/j.procbio.2021.08.014 Abstract: Thraustochytrium striatum was selected as a model protist to test the possibility of protist granulation for its good potential of organic waste valorization. Initially, only a selective settling velocity of…

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8/3/3021 We received another DOE grant

The funded study (DE-EE0009667) will be performed between 10/01/21 and 9/30/2025. It targets understanding the characteristics critical to turning low-cost, abundant municipal solid waste (MSW) into conversion-ready feedstocks for producing biofuels through…

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7/26/2021 Zhaohui An received NSF support for this internship research work on continuous flow aerobic granulation in Upper Occoquan Service Authority (UOSA)

It is a great honor and timely impetus for Zhaohui to received this NSF award. His continuous flow aerobic granulation research is at the stage of field test in real wastewater with…

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