11/12/2021 Distance is not a problem for pilot study anymore!

Just flew back from Seattle after touring our mainstream partial nitrification and partial denitrification anammox (PNA-PDNA) pilot system funded for providing “Nitrogen Reduction Technology Solutions for Ocean Discharges” by Water Research Foundation (WRF 5133). It is amazing to meet sponsors and collaborators ‘in person’. Honestly, this is my first time remote controlling a west coast…

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10/22/2021 Congratulate Mr. Kyle Malin on his successful defense of his thesis titled “Development of Kinetic Parameterization Methods for Nitrifying Bacteria using Respirometry”

Development of Kinetic Parameterization Methods for Nitrifying Bacteria using Respirometry  Kyle Malin  ABSTRACT  Understanding how nitrifiers react when exposed to low DO conditions could provide a greater understanding of low DO operations in full-scale biological wastewater treatment. Previous methods to observe nitrifier oxygen kinetics do exist in literature, however they are inefficient and labor intensive.…

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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 accordance with the biogranulation theory developed from the mixed culture studies. After four months of cultivation, C. beijerinckii granules formed under the selection…

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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 old friends from utilities and consulting firms that we have not met for two years due to the pandemic. Oral presentations: Iboleon R.,…

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