Biomass Processing Articles

  • Role of Gas Analysis in the Future of Biogas

    Although subject to fierce debate over the last few decades, there is now a global scientific consensus that the earth’s climate is warming at an unsustainable rate. Data gathered by Berkeley Earth, the Japanese Meteorological Agency, the Met Office Hadley Centre, NASA, and the NOAA National Climactic Data Centre shows a consistent trend of long-term global rising temperatures. With precise ...


    By Hiden Analytical Ltd.

  • PLATE COMPACTOR

    A plate compactor is a very basic machine in construction machinery. It is used to compact soil, granite, and other materials, especially in roadway building, foundation establishing and other construction projects. It is a machine or mechanism used to reduce the size of material such as waste material or biomass through compaction. The plate compactor (vibratory rammer) has a large vibrating ...

  • The greatest changes can start microscopically

    My name is Pedro Escudero. I’m the President of Buggypower, a bio-based company with a proprietary technology dedicated to the controlled production of marine microalgae biomass, located in Porto Santo, Madeira (Portugal), in partnership with Electricity of Madeira. I’ve been using a sentence for some time in which I truly believe: the future of nutrition and mankind lies in the ...


    By Buggypower (Portugal), Lda

  • Flowmeter choice affects efficiency in WWTP - Case Study

    Wastewater treatment plant operators increasingly, in today's competitive climate, have to meet mandates to fine tune their plant's performance efficiency. One way to do this and save thousands of dollars is to choose the right  thermal mass flow meter for your plant. To help, we have created a short guide on choosing a flow meter for waste water  treatment plant ...


    By Sierra Instruments, Inc.

  • BCP™ 1015 - In an Air Scrubber System and condenser water loop bio-organic deposit clean-up and control - Case Study

    Problem 1 – Fouled Air Scrubber System Image 1: Before BCP™ 1015 treatment: foam & biomass material collected at the screen An air scrubber system located in a high ammonia environment with a low pH (2.8) water and conductivity ofLess than 1000 was exhibiting significant biomass build-up. When screens were pulled for cleaning, the mesh ...


    By AMSA, Inc.

  • Rosebud Pilot Project - Case Study

    Symbiotic Algae Cultivation System - Pilot Launch 2018 The Hamlet of Rosebud currently discharges 9,460 m3 of effluent from their 60 residences into a 30 year old septic field which is now failing. Symbiotic ...


    By Symbiotic EnviroTek Inc

  • Coir geotextiles stabilised slope monitoring

    Coir Products are a natural and biodegradable solution that are extensively employed to combat a variety of environmental challenges.  Coir geo-textiles offer a number of benefits over synthetic geo-textiles. In addition to being 100% bio-degradable and environmentally friendly, they:: Adding  organic material to soil ...


    By CoirGreen

  • Hexavalent chromium removal from municipal wastewater using ferrous salts

    Hexavalent chromium is difficult to remove during conventional biological wastewater treatment. This is because the hexavalent form is dissolved and is only sparingly removed by adsorption onto biomass in conventional processes. Hexavalent chromium is of particular concern because of its aquatic toxicity, and an increasing number of wastewater works have effluent discharge limits to protect ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • How LG Sonic ultrasound technology controls algae

    Controlling algae with low-power ultrasound is a well-established technology that has been in existence for many years. It is an environmentally-friendly technology that is harmless to fish and plants. This article explains how ultrasound controls algae, including the five most common questions related to ultrasonic algae control. Ultrasonic algae control Algal blooms cause ...


    By LG Sonic

  • Ammonium removal in landfill leachate using SBR technology: dispersed versus attached biomass

    Large concentrations and oscillations of ammonium nitrogen (NH4+-N) in municipal landfill leachate pose considerable constraints to its further treatment in central wastewater treatment plants. The aim of this study was to evaluate and optimize two technologies for the pre-treatment of 600 L/day of landfill leachate: in particular, to optimize their operational conditions for ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Treatment of high strength aqueous wastes in a thermophilic aerobic membrane reactor (TAMR): performance and resilience

    In the present work, the thermophilic aerobic membrane reactor technology was studied for the treatment of high strength aqueous wastes mainly containing dyes, surfactants and solvents. The thermophilic biomass resilience and the process stability under critical conditions (such as rapid rise of the mixed liquor pH, oxygen supply interruption, etc.) were also evaluated. The experimental work ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Reduction of chromium (VI) from aqueous solution by biomass of Cladosporium cladosporioides

    The capacity of Cladosporium cladosporioides biomass for removal of Cr(VI) in aqueous solutions was evaluated. A 2 × 2 factorial experiment design was used to study the effects of pH and biomass doses. Lower pH values and larger biomass doses increased the capacity of C. cladosporioides biomass for removal of Cr(VI), reaching a reduction capacity of 492.85 mg g−1, ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Methods of ammonia removal in anaerobic digestion: a review

    The anaerobic digestion of substrates with high ammonia content has always been a bottleneck in the methanisation process of biomasses. Since microbial communities in anaerobic digesters are sensitive to free ammonia at certain conditions, the digestion of nitrogen-rich substrates such as livestock wastes may result in inhibition/toxicity eventually leading to process failures, unless ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Top 5 benefits of wastewater treatment for pharmaceutical industries

    Waste waters are generated as the outcomes of various processes like chemical synthesis, fermentation, etc in a pharmaceutical industry. Hence, wastewater treatment has become mandatory for these industries to maintain the optimum quality. Moreover, such treatments are inevitable for the companies to meet the desired legal standards in pharmaceutical production. Violating such requirements can ...

  • Waste food to energy - Case Study

    BIONOVA-GLOSFUME PROCESS. A patented BIONOVA process which converts food waste into energy was awarded the 2010 Food Processing award. During 2010 Jamie Oliver identified the benefits from converting waste food to energy. This greatly reduces the cost of landfill with the benefit of minimising the cost of hot water for the kitchens. The Glosfume Biomass Filter offers ultra low ...


    By Glosfume

  • Short- and long-term orange dye effects on ammonium oxidizing and anammox bacteria activities

    The effects of orange azo dye over ammonia oxidizing bacteria (AOB) and anammox bacteria activities were tested. Performed batch tests indicated that concentrations lower than 650 mgorange/L stimulated AOB activity, while anammox bacteria activity was inhibited at concentrations higher than 25 mgorange/L. Long-term performance of a continuous stirred tank reactor (CSTR) for the partial ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • [Technical Paper] Biomass Evolution in Full-Scale Drinking Water Filters

    After nearly two-years of work, we could advance our understanding of ATP measurement in drinking water biofilters. I will describe some of the background and key results from the study below – more information is provided in the Journal AWWA December 2016 article. Background of the ...


    By LuminUltra Technologies Ltd.

  • Comparison of in situ DGT measurement with ex situ methods for predicting cadmium bioavailability in soils with combined pollution to biotas

    To assess the capabilities of the different techniques in predicting Cadmium (Cd) bioavailability in Cd-contaminated soils with the addition of Zn, one in situ technique (diffusive gradients in thin films; DGT) was compared with soil solution concentration and four widely used single-step extraction methods (acetic acid, EDTA, sodium acetate and CaCl2). Wheat and maize were ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Biosorption of textile dye reactive blue 221 by capia pepper (Capsicum annuum L.) seeds

    Peppers are very important foodstuffs in the world for direct and indirect consumption, so they are extensively used. The seeds of these peppers are waste materials that are disposed of from houses and factories. To evaluate the performance of this biomass in the treatment of wastewaters, a study was conducted to remove a textile dye, reactive blue 221, which is commercially used in textile ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Polishing of municipal secondary effluent using native microalgae consortia

    This work evaluates the use of native microalgae consortia for a dual role: polishing treatment of municipal wastewater effluents and microalgae biomass feedstock potential for biodiesel or biofertilizer production. An initial screening was undertaken to test N and P removal from secondary effluents and biomass production by 12 consortia. A subsequent treatment was performed by selected ...


    By IWA Publishing

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