1/8/2021 Congratulate Dian Zhang and Zhaohui An on their collaborative research paper accepted for publication in Environmental Science: Water Research & Technology!

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1039/D0EW00944J This study for the first time investigated the turnover of dissolved organic nitrogen (DON) in lab-scale thermal hydrolysis pretreatment (THP) operated for 2.5 hours at different temperatures with and without mesophilic anaerobic digestion (AD) at a solids retention time of 15 days. Results showed that THP at the temperature ranging from 110 to 190…

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12/1/2020 Received beautiful gifts from UK!

Back in November, EBNet invited me to give a webinar presentation about continuous flow aerobic granulation. Today, I received a package in my mailbox. Then, I saw these beautiful cookies inside. I immediately realized they are from UK when I saw the EBNet BBSRC logos. I still cannot make myself to eat these beautiful cookies…

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11/26/2020 Congratulation on Yewei’s new publication in STOTEN out of a successful collaboration between VT, GMU, and UOSA

Dynamic response of aerobic granular sludge to feast and famine conditions in plug flow reactors fed with real domestic wastewater  ABSTRACT: Plug flow reactors (PFRs) approximated by the connection of multiple completely stirred tank reactors (CSTRs) in series were used to achieve continuous flow aerobic granulation in real domestic wastewater. This study revealed, possibly for…

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11/8/2020 Congratulate Zhaohui An on his new publication on the topic of aerobic granulation

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jwpe.2020.101800 ABSTRACT: The gravity selection pressure has been traditionally regarded as an ultimate driving force toward aerobic granulation. However, the essential role of feast and famine conditions in determining the success of aerobic granulation has been largely ignored. This study systematically analyzed 14 sets of data from sequential batch aerobic granulation studies and three sets…

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