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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7/2/2021 Congratulate Zhaohui on his new publication on the topic of “Leveraging feast and famine selection pressure during startup of continuous flow aerobic granulation systems to manage treatment performance”!

https://doi.org/10.1039/D1EW00314C Abstract: Hydraulic selection pressure that selectively washes out flocculent microbial sludge has been a conventional approach to drive flocculent systems towards aerobic granulation. Such substantial sludge washout inevitably compromises treatment performance…

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6/1/2021 Our New Patent Filed

Title:HETEROLOGOUS DDP1 EXPRESSING PLANTS AND USES THEREOF Inventor(s):Glenda GILLASPY; Catherine FREED; Sarah Phoebe WILLIAMS; Zhiwu WANG Serial No.:PCT/US2021/033799Filing Date: May 22, 2021 VTIP Ref.:0260WPT|H Ref.:222204-8105

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6/8/2021 Zhaohui and Xueyao published their GMBR paper in Processes

Abstract: The structure of nitrifying granules can remain stable for 305 days in a granule membrane bioreactor (GMBR) without hydraulic selection pressure; however, majority of the granule structure was actually inactive due to…

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5/7/2021 Congratulation to Hao for his new publication in WER!

Aeration in sludge holding tanks as an economical means for biosolids odor control – A case study  https://doi.org/10.1002/wer.1582 Abstract: Abnormally high odor detection threshold (DT) values were detected for biosolids produced at…

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4/15/2021 New publication in Water Research

Methane in wastewater treatment plants: status, characteristics, and bioconversion feasibility by methane oxidizing bacteria for high value-added chemicals production and wastewater treatment Methane is a type of renewable fuel that can generate…

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2/27/2021 We recently moved our operation to Broad Run Water Reclamation Facility for better real-world research useful for Water Industry!

Conducting real-world research useful for water industry innovation has been an important career goal of mine since taking this remote position at Virginia Tech.  With the support of Loudoun Water, I am…

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