respiration inhibition test Articles

  • Inhibition of unwanted nitrification

    Respirometer The respirometer utilized in this study corresponds to the BM-Advance model, with the following main features: Compact analyzer, with very low maintenance and user friendly operation Direct oxygen measurements from a maintenance-free oxygen sensor No oxygenation restriction during test performance Full control and results by ...


    By SURCIS, S.L.

  • The adaptation of nitrifying microorganisms to inhibiting substances at meso- and psychrophilic temperature conditions

    This paper deals with adaption capacity of nitrifiers to allylthiourea (ATU) as a model inhibitor at two temperature levels. Nitrifying communities were developed at 15 (BM15) and 30 °C (BM30). The activity of the nitrifiers was determined by using short-time respiration (STR) tests, oxygen monitoring and in-situ measurements. The oxygen monitoring provided information about the ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Copper oxide nanoparticles inhibit the metabolic activity of Saccharomyces cerevisiae

    Copper oxide nanoparticles (CuO NPs) are increasingly used in industrial applications and consumer products and thus may pose risk to human and environmental health. The interaction of CuO NPs with complex media and the impact on cell metabolism when exposed to sublethal concentrations are largely unknown. In the present study, the short‐term effects of two different size manufactured CuO NPs ...


    By John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

  • Rational selection of alternative, environmentally compatible surfactants for biotechnological production of pharmaceuticals – A step towards green biotechnology

    Biotechnological production of pharmaceutical active substances needs ancillary substances. Surfactants are used at the end of the cell culture as a protection against potential viral or bacterial contamination and to lyse the producing cells for isolation and purification of the products. To find a replacement for a surfactant that had raised environmental concern, environmentally relevant ...


    By John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

  • Stability measurement of Biosolids Compost by Aerobic Respirometry

    Oxygen uptake of biosolids compost was measured during both laboratory and full-scale studies. Aerobic respirometry of solid samples of compost provided a precise measure of microbial activity. There was a noticeable decreasing trend in oxygen consumption over 25 days of composting, thereby indicating increasing stability. Moisture content also was found to affect the compost stability. During ...


    By Challenge Technology

  • The role of respirometry in maximising aerobic treatment plant efficiency

    Wastewater treatment plants are coming under increasing pressure to increase their efficiency of operation. There are two objectives in this. The first is to reduce the cost of treatment. The second is a response to new legislation aimed at reducing the carryover of toxic materials to receiving waters. In order to achieve this, it is necessary to focus on the pivotal role of bacterial respiration ...

  • What Limits the Productivity of Acid Mine Drainage Treatment Ponds?

    Acid mine drainage (AMD) treatment ponds are very common in the U.S. Appalachian coal region and are the main source of many headwater streams. Though the water that discharges from these ponds generally meets state and federal water quality standards, there is a distinct lack of productivity in most of these ponds. Our first objective was to compare the productivity of chemically-treated, ...


    By Springer

  • Yorkshire Water acquires Strathtox, Strathkelvin’s latest precision respirometer, to monitor bacterial performance of a new hi-tech pilot plant.

    Yorkshire Water has a large Waste Water investment programme to deliver the requirements of the Freshwater Fish Directive over the next five years. In order to achieve the high effluent quality required at various sites, including Esholt (main Bradford site), Knostrop (main Leeds site), Huddersfield and Mitchell Laithes (main Dewsbury site), several large new activated sludge plants will be ...

  • How Shasun maximises the investment in it`s biological wastewater treatment plant

    At the Dudley Shasun facility we have a 7500 m3 biological treatment plant that can treat up to 36 tonnes of waste COD per day. Part of this capacity is utilised to treat up to 15 tankers per day of third party aqueous waste. The waste is very varied, covering everything from leachates at only 2000ppm COD to industrial waste at up to 500,000ppm COD. The Strathkelvin respirometer forms a central ...

  • Bioventing

    Introduction Bioventing is a promising new technology that stimulates the natural in situ biodegradation of any aerobically degradable compounds in soil by providing oxygen to existing soil microorganisms. In contrast to soil vapor vacuum extraction, bioventing uses low air flow rates to provide only enough oxygen to sustain microbial activity. Oxygen is most commonly supplied through direct air ...

  • Bioremediation of an Oil Spill

    Bioremediation is the method of choice to effectively clean up a small spill of hydrocarbons. In this case, five-hundred liters of BTEX has spilled from an above ground storage tank into a pasture that is located at the west edge of the Royal Roads University (RRU) grounds. The soil is classified as a Gleyed Eutric Brunisol based on recent laboratory analysis; it contains clay, but is fairly ...


  • BM Respirometry

    BM respirometery is a state of the art technology in where the traditional and most advanced respirometry techniques are gathered in one exclusive design developed by SURCIS Company. BM Respirometry makes use of a single reaction vessel that in certain mode replicates the actions that occur at a treatment plant under the conditions we set for the test. The BM system, under a powerful ...


    By SURCIS, S.L.

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