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influence of bioaugmentation on the function and microbial ecology of waste treatment systems

Stephen T. Shirley

influence of bioaugmentation on the function and microbial ecology of waste treatment systems

a thesis submitted in part fulfilment of the requirements of the University of Wolverhampton for the degree of Master of Philosophy

by Stephen T. Shirley

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Published by University of Wolverhampton in Wolverhampton .
Written in English


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Thesis (M.Phil.)- University of Wolverhampton.

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Substrates Used by Methanogenic Bacteria. Methanogens process a limited quantity of simple organic substrates, the most important of which are CH 3 COOH, H 2, and CO 2 [].Most methanogenic bacteria are able to use H 2 and CO 2 for their growth (Table 3), although certain species process CH 3 COOH, CH 3 NH 2, and HCOOH [].Owing to used substrates, methanogens are divided into two . systems, and it is not clear whether these dynamics are random or predictable. Activated sludge bioreactors are excellent test beds for fundamental questions in microbial ecology (Daims et al., ). A longstanding area of inquiry in ecology as a whole focuses on patterns of generation and maintenance of species diversity through time and space.

Understanding, and eventually predicting, dynamics in community composition and its relationship to ecosystem function is one of the key engineering problems that might be solved through a more quantitative understanding of the microbial ecology of wastewater treatment processes (Gentile et al., ; Graham and Smith, ). Synthetic microbial ecology is a collective term for all rationally designed ecosystems that are created by a bottom‐up approach where two or more defined microbial populations are assembled in a well‐characterized and controlled environment (Fig. 1). These synthetic ecosystems have a lower complexity, higher controllability, higher.

  Moreover, in sewers, certain microbial processes, especially those that break down complex organic matter, are potentially desirable as they help improve the quality of the waste water reaching the treatment plants. 8 Therefore, it has emerged that the design of effective sewer systems should also take into account the positive and negative.   Biological wastewater treatment systems play an important role in improving water quality and human health. This chapter thus briefly discusses different biological methods, specially biofilm technologies, the development of biofilms on different filter media, factors affecting their development as well as their structure and function. It also tackles various conventional and modern .


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Influence of bioaugmentation on the function and microbial ecology of waste treatment systems by Stephen T. Shirley Download PDF EPUB FB2

This discussion happens early because the concepts of bioaugmentation and biostimulation essentially rely on the fact that microbial populations in wastewater treatment are in, what Gerardi calls, a dynamic state of change.

The book starts with a condensed description of wastewater treatment goals and challenges which sets the stage : $ A “black box” has been a common analogy for the microbial ecology involved with biological wastewater treatment and, by extension, bioaugmentation.

With “Wastewater Bioaugmentation and Biostimulation” (Destech Publications, Inc. ), Michael Gerardi takes a proverbial spotlight and shines it on a technologies that are commonly.

Treatment efficiency can be affected by biological characteristics, such as microbial ecology or antibiotics, or estimated by using biomarkers and indicator organisms. Other constituents, such as pathogens, may influence the ability of wastewater products to be recovered and reused.

Microbial ecology. Artificial municipal wastewater was treated successfully by the bioaugmentation of Bacillus sp. K5 capable of simultaneous nitrification and denitrification (SND) within a sequencing batch reactor (SBR).

During the long-term operation, the bioaugmentation system exhibited an excellent and steady COD and NH4+-N removal without nitrite and nitrate by: 4. beginning of waste water treatment is a good sign as it can absorb dispersed bacteria and organic matter have drawn a new view of microbial diversity and function of wastewater treatment.

As microbes are a key component of the ecosystem and the food chain, the effect of nanotechnology in the microbial world has also been explored.

Irrespective of bacteria or developed mammalian systems, the finer aspects and concerns of nanotoxicity appear to be concentric and interconnected at both ends of the ecology. Microbial ecology of drinking water and waste water treatment processes.

Edited by Per H. Nielsen, Mark C Incorporating microbial ecology into the metabolic modelling of polyphosphate accumulating organisms and glycogen accumulating organisms select article Assessment of plausible bioindicators for plant performance in advanced.

The objective of this study was to explore microbial community structures, functional profiles, and metabolic pathways in a lab-scale and a full-scale wastewater treatment bioreactors. In order to do this, over 12 gigabases of metagenomic sequence data andpaired-end sequences of bacterial 16S rRNA gene were generated with the Illumina HiSeq platform, using DNA extracted.

This is particularly relevant for microbial ecology, in which species are hard to define, horizontal gene transfer is rife and taxonomy is often blurred. Understanding how membership within complex and dynamic microbial communities relates to the function of that community is one of the key challenges facing microbial ecology (Widder et al.

The influence of bioaugmentation and exposure to textile dyes on the microbial community structure and changes in their functional dynamics are studied. The survivability of bacteria used for augmentation in the soil microcosms was monitored for a period of 30 d.

A major concern about that the study of microbial ecology is being able to identify the relationship between the function involved in natural bioremediation and gene organization.

Using the conventional culture-dependent technique gives little information about the microorganisms present in the contamination site. The abovementioned climate-induced changes in soil microbial communities will surely influence (i) the extent of the impact of pollutants on soil function and ecosystem services; and (ii) the effectiveness of bioremediation processes, in ways that we cannot easily foresee, emphasizing the urgent need for research in this topic.

Particularly in complex biological systems, the startup time might be affected by factors that have an impact on the community composition such as pre-acclimation of the inoculum (Spain et al., ; Sahinkaya & Dilek, ), operating temperature (De la Rua et al., ), bioaugmentation by the addition of microorganisms that aid in the.

The term biodegradation is often used in relation to ecology, waste management and mostly associated with environmental remediation (bioremediation) [ 2 ]. Bioremediation process can be divided into three phases or levels.

First, through natural attenuation, contaminants are reduced by native microorganisms without any human augmentation. While microbial biodegradation of many of these compounds proceeds by the activity of single species of microorganisms, this paper develops the argument that microbial communities function by.

treatment are represented best in two biological treatment units, namely, the acti-vated sludge process and the anaerobic digester.

The bacteria and these two bio-logical treatment units are reviewed in this book. The activated sludge process is the most commonly used aerobic biological treatment unit at municipal wastewater.

4. Mechanism of Heavy Metal Remediation by Microorganisms. Heavy metals are known to dislodge important components in biological molecules, hindering the functions of the molecules and changing enzyme, protein or membrane transporter structure or function thereby becoming toxic to plants [].The major treatment regimes used for heavy metal degradation include methods such as.

Influence of transitional states on the microbial ecology of anaerobic digesters treating solid wastes Article (PDF Available) in Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology 98(5) November with.

The cold-adapted ammonia- and nitrite-oxidizing bacteria were enriched and inoculated, respectively, in the bioaugmentation systems.

In synthetic wastewater treatment systems, the average NH 4+ -N. Elucidating the impact of microbial community biodiversity on pharmaceutical biotransformation during wastewater treatment.

Microbial Biotechnology, in press. Microbial Ecology The research in my laboratory involves the study of microorganisms and their interactions with their biotic and abiotic environments. These studies generally use a combination of molecular techniques and traditional culture/enrichment microbiology to examine microbial and/or gene diversity, abundance and activity.

Bioaugmentation practices based on returning such consortia to soil often fail, as myriad of biotic and abiotic factors influence the effectiveness of the treatment .Interestingly, bioaugmentation with both plasmids was most successful in the B-horizon soil, where the indigenous microbial community could not degrade the herbicide ( mg kg −1), even up to 3 months, while inoculation of the donor and subsequent plasmid transfer resulted in complete removal of 2,4-D within 19 days.

In the case of plasmid.