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|Treatment of waste products with anaerobic digestion|
A waste stream is treated by anaerobic digestion. A process is described involves a step of separating solids from digestate, and returning separated solids to a digester.
|Systems and methods for processing organic compounds|
The present disclosure relates, according to some embodiments, to systems and methods for processing organic compounds, such as manure or other organic waste. Embodiments may comprise a first containment chamber, a first anaerobic chamber, and a second anaerobic chamber.
J.s. Meyer Engineering, P.c.
|Method of biological wastewater treatment|
A method of biological wastewater treatment, having an anaerobic zone, an anoxic zone and an aerobic zone, where raw wastewater is brought to the anaerobic zone, then, the wastewater is directed to the anoxic zone and eventually to the aerobic zone, afterwards, a part of the content of the aerobic zone is returned to the anoxic zone, and the rest of the wastewater from the aerobic zone is directed together with the sludge, directly or through additional zones, to a secondary settling tank where the treated wastewater is separated from the sludge, and the treated wastewater and excess sludge located on the bottom of the secondary settling tank are discharged outside the secondary settling tank, and the rest of the sludge accumulated in the secondary settling tank is passed to the anaerobic zone directly or via the anoxic zone in the process of external recirculation.. .
|Long term dual biocide and hydrogen sulfide remediation|
In wellbore construction it has become environmentally and economically practical to treat flow back and produced water at the well site. Typically the flow back and produced water is initially contained in an open air pond.
Trican Well Services, Ltd.
|Cultivation of micro-algae and application to animal feeds, field crops, and waste treatment|
A method of producing a micro-algae product is disclosed. In one embodiment, the method may comprise collecting urine from lactating cows, mixing the collected urine with aerobically digested cow manure to form a mother liquor, fermenting the mother liquor in an algae growth tank, and forming two distinct layers of top water including a top water layer.
|Digestion of waste activated sludge with algae|
Phagotrophic algae are used in connection with aerobic or anaerobic digestion of solids, especially waste activated sludge (was), to more efficiently digest solids and to meet, over a shorter period of time, volatile solids standards and specific oxygen uptake rate requirements as well as pathogen reduction requirements.. .
The University Of Akron
|Biogas production from a flexible digester|
In one aspect, the invention provides an apparatus for anaerobic digestion of digester feed, the apparatus having: (a) a flexible tubular bladder; (b) a digester feed inlet port and tube; (c) a slurry outlet port and tube; and (d) a gas outlet port and tube. The invention also provides a method for using such an apparatus and similar apparatus described within..
|Anaerobic digester system|
Embodiments provide a bioreactor system for the bioconversion of biomass into products and renewable energy, and a method for the same.. .
|Method and system for aerobic and cognitive training|
A method for cognitive training includes administering a complex spatial navigation task to a subject. Additional cognitive tasks may be administered before, during, and/or after the complex spatial navigation task.
The Arizona Board Of Regents For And On Behalf Of The University Of Arizona
|Inhibition of methane and hydrogen sulfide production in anaerobic digester animal farms, landfills, sediments and sewer systems|
A method for inhibiting methane and hydrogen sulfide production from anaerobic digester systems and other biogas generating mediums disclosed. The biogas generating medium is contacted with an effective amount of a composition comprising red yeast rice and iron oxide to cause inhibition of methane and hydrogen sulfide production, and is useful in biogas generating medium from animal farms, including a swine, cattle or chicken farms.
Innovative Environmental Technologies, Inc.
Device for fuel and chemical production from biomass-sequestered carbon dioxide and method therefor
A process and apparatus for converting sequestered carbon to fuel, such as methane, and/or materials, such as fermentation substrates, biopolymers, bioplastics, oils, pigments, fibers, proteins, vitamins, fertilizers and animal feed. The apparatus comprises a deep well carbon-sequestering bioreactor coaxially located within a deep well anaerobic bioreactor.
Oleophilic bio-barrier for controlling napl migration
A method for controlling petroleum hydrocarbon (napl) sheen releases resulting from seeps, ebullition and erosion, on water surfaces, is described. An oleophilic bio-barrier (obbs), which may include a composite of hydrocarbon sorptive materials through which water is readily conducted, is placed at a groundwater/surface water interface (gsi) for promoting natural aerobic degradation of the intercepted/adsorbed napl through natural cycling of aerobic surface water and/or atmospheric oxygen.
Adjustable training apparatus
An adjustable training apparatus includes a harness that is worn over an upper torso of a person training, and two tensioning devices that are secured to the harness. Each tensioning device includes a cord that extends from the device, with an outer end of the cord being configured to be secured to a body part of the person training.
Apparatus for multi-purpose exercise
The apparatus according to this invention involves connection of a tubular bar (7, 9) with gripping features for the hands and behind the neck, to a tension resistant elastic rope for performing various aerobic exercises. The tension resistant rope is guided through to an opening in the tubular bar (60) which then joins to a newly designed retainer (30).
Ways Of Wellness, Inc.
Heat utilization in orc systems
Apparatus, systems and methods are provided for the improved use of waste heat recovery systems which utilize the organic rankine cycle (orc) to generate mechanical and/or electric power from heat sources generating power from byproducts of water purification process(es). Waste heat energy obtained from heat source(s) is provided to one or more orc system(s) which may be operatively coupled to electric generator(s).
System apparatus and process for leaching metal and storing thermal energy during metal extraction
An environmentally friendly (e.g. No acid, base, or cyanide) system and process for large scale extraction of metal ion into aerobic molten salt (or ionic liquid) and the electrodeposition of metal (e.g.
Method and bio-fuel seeding
A method and apparatus is provided for microbial seeding and amendment of traditional alternative fuels production systems and processes using immobilized microbe bioreactors. The system addition utilizes attachment of yeast or other microbial consortia to a substrate to enhance alternative fuels production in fermentation processes.
Method and continuous flow bio-fuel production
A continuous flow system for production of bio-fuels using microbial cultures is provided. The present invention does not utilize batch type production, but follows a continuous flow protocol that eliminates much downtime inherent in conventional bio-fuel production systems while greatly reducing space and equipment requirements.
Method for producing hydrocarbides
A method for producing hydrocarbons, includes at least the following steps: a) anaerobic fermentation of a fermentable raw material in order to produce volatile fatty acids, b) elongation of the volatile fatty acids produced in step a) by fermentation with at least one bacterium of the megasphaera genus, extraction of the fatty acids produced from the fermentation broth, and c) production of hydrocarbons by subjecting the fatty acids produced in step b) to a kolbe electrolysis.. .
Antibodies against clostridium difficile toxins and methods of using the same
Monoclonal antibodies or antigen-binding fragments thereof that bind to clostridium difficile (c. Difficile) toxin a or toxin b and methods of using the same to detect or treat c.
Sanofi Pasteur Biologics, Llc
Process to recover soluble carbon and nutrients from organic waste
The present invention relates to a process for separating liquid organic waste, comprising soluble carbon and mineral compounds including nutrients, gained after subjecting organic waste to hydrolysis and acidogenesis or to anaerobic digestion where said process comprises i. A step of adjusting the ph of the liquid organic waste to 1.8 to 2.5 by adding acid; ii.
Water aerobic cover for the hair
An expandable waterproof hair cover or water aerobic cover, to be worn by a person engaging in water aerobics or other aquatic activities is described. The cover is designed to expand around the wearer's hair without compressing the hair or crushing the wearer's coiffure.
Method to estimate physical activity rating from pedometer data
In one aspect, the present disclosure relates to a method including obtaining, by a fitness tracking device, an average step count of a user of the fitness tracking device; mapping, by the fitness tracking device, the average step count to a first corresponding physical activity level of a plurality of physical activity levels; storing, in a memory of the fitness tracking device, the first corresponding physical activity level; estimating, by the fitness tracking device, an aerobic capacity of the user using the first corresponding physical activity level of the user; and estimating, by the fitness tracking device, an energy expenditure rate of the user using the aerobic capacity of the user.. .
Methods and compositions for increasing the anaerobic working capacity in tissues
Provided are compositions comprising beta-alanylhistidine peptides and/or beta-alanines, and methods for administering these peptides and amino acids. In one aspect, the compositions and methods cause an increase in the blood plasma concentrations of beta-alanine and/or creatine..
Natural Alternatives International, Inc.
Methods and systems for production of organically derived ammonia/ammonium
Disclosed are methods for forming ammonia and ammonium that can be utilized in certifiably organic farming productions according to most if not all known certification standards. Also disclosed are bioreactors that can be utilized in carrying out disclosed methods.
Clemson University Research Foundation
System for extended storage of red blood cells and methods of use
A system and methodology for the preservation of red blood cells is described in which red blood cells are oxygen or oxygen and carbon dioxide depleted, treated and are stored in an anaerobic environment to optimize preparation for transfusion. More particularly, a system and method for extended storage of red blood cells from collection to transfusion that optimizes red blood cells prior to transfusion is described..
New Health Sciences, Inc.
Enzymatic conversion of both enantiomers of 1,2-propanediol to propionaldehyde
Engineered organisms, cell-free enzyme mixtures, and methods are provided for converting both enantiomers of 1,2-propanediol to propionaldehyde. Engineered organisms are provided that convert both enantiomers of 1,2-propanediol to propionaldehyde but do not convert glycerol to 3-hydroxypropionaldehyde and/or do not convert propanal to propanol.
University Of Georgia Research Foundation, Inc.
Iron-containing bioreactor & treating reducible compound residues
An iron containing bioreactor for treating explosive compounds and other organics in contaminated surface water is disclosed. The bioreactor can be located either on-ground or in-ground at a location across which contaminated surface water flows.
United States Of America As Represented By The Secretary Of The Army
P-450-catalyzed enantioselective cyclopropanation of electron-deficient olefins
The present invention pertains to the use of engineered variants of enzyme cyp102a, also known as p450-bm3, for cyclopropanation of olefins containing electron-withdrawing groups. One exemplary enzyme variant, referred to as bm3-hstar, contains five mutations away from wild-type p450-bm3, and demonstrates high activity towards cyclopropanation of olefinic substrates using ethyldiazoacetate (eda) and other carbene transfer reagents.
California Institute Of Technology
System and converting biomass material into energy products
A continuous biomass-to-energy system and method used for production of high-energy fuel, liquids and gases from municipal wastes and organic wastes, where the municipal wastes and organic wastes is processed through a controlled pyrolysis process and a controlled gas separation process to extract products gases from a distillation tower system of the system. The biomass-to-energy system also discharges byproducts that are removed to offsite facilities and a combustible gas stream that can be utilized to generate electricity.
Arc Technologies Corporation
Water closet and septic system
A water closet for disposing of human waste includes a septic system, a toilet, a floor, and an enclosure. The septic system includes a primary chamber, a secondary chamber spaced a distance laterally from the primary chamber, a fluid communication member extending between the primary chamber and the secondary chamber, and an outlet member extending away from the secondary chamber.
Treatment of municipal wastewater with anaerobic digestion
Low strength wastewater such as municipal sewage is treated using an anaerobic digester. In some examples, a wastewater stream is separated into a solids rich portion and a solids lean portion.
Method for deammonification process control using ph, specific conductivity, or ammonia
A method and a system as described herein, including a method and system of treating ammonium containing water in a deammonification mbbr process where partial nitritation and anaerobic ammonium oxidation may occur simultaneously in a biofilm, or in an integrated fixed film activated sludge process where partial nitritation takes place in a suspended growth fraction and anaerobic ammonium oxidation occurs in a biofilm. The method and system include controlling airflow to the reactor to achieve a target ph, a target alkalinity, a target specific conductivity, and/or a target ammonium concentration in the reactor or in the effluent..
Hampton Roads Sanitation District
Waste processing method and apparatus
Methods and systems are provided for aerobic digestion of organic waste material.. .
Modified mushroom stool exercise device
A modified mushroom stool exercise device for enabling aerobic and anaerobic exercise for a user seated thereon comprises a base member for providing a lower level having four wheels, a main body disposed over the base and a cushion member disposed over the main body. These parts are connected through a vertical swivel pole which is connected to the bottom of the cushion member, passes through the main body, and connects to the top of the base member.
Butyrogenic bacteria as probiotics to treat clostridium difficile
The subject invention pertains to the use of certain bacterial strains, particularly butyrogenic bacteria, for preparing a composition to treat and/or prevent clostridium difficile infection. In particular, the invention relates to the use of butyrate-producing anaerobic fermenters of gut commensals in pharmaceutical or food compositions..
University Of Florida Research Foundation, Incorporated
Novel engineered microorganism producing homo-succinic acid and preparing succinic acid using the same
The present invention relates to a mutant microorganism, which is selected from the group consisting of genus mannheimia, genus actinobacillus and genus anaerobiospirillum, producing homo-succinic acid and a method for producing homo-succinic acid using the same, and more particularly to a mutant microorganism producing succinic acid at a high concentration while producing little or no other organic acids in anaerobic conditions, which is obtained by disrupting a gene encoding lactate dehydrogenase (ldha), a gene encoding phosphotransacetylase (pta), and a gene encoding acetate kinase (acka), without disrupting a gene encoding pyruvate formate lyase (pfl), as well as a method for producing succinic acid using the same. The inventive mutant microorganism has the property of having a high growth rate and succinic acid productivity while producing little or no organic acids, as compared to the prior strains producing succinic acid.
Korea Advanced Institute Of Science And Technology
Antimicrobial-antibiofilm compositions and methods of use thereof
Compositions comprising chelating agents, metal ion salts, gelling agents or a buffer, antimicrobials, antibiofilm agents and a ph adjuster or a buffer for the prevention and treatment of wound infections and food-borne diseases involving bacterial biofilms are disclosed. The anti-infective properties of a composition include reduction or killing of anaerobic/aerobic/facultative gram-negative and gram-positive wound infection associated bacteria occurring in polymicrobial biofilms.
Kane Biotech Inc.
Processes for controlling the concentration of co-produced oxygenated organics in anaerobic fermentation broths for the bioconversion of syngas to product oxygenated organic compound
Processes are disclosed for economically and effectively removing co-produced oxygenated organic compound from an anaerobic, aqueous fermentation broth used for the bioconversion of syngas to product oxygenated organic compound. The processes involve subjecting a portion of the aqueous fermentation broth after recovery of the product oxygenated organic compound to anaerobic organic bioconversion, and recycling the broth for use in the bioconversion of syngas..
Processes for removing co-produced oxygenated organics from anaerobic fermentation broths for the bioconversion of syngas to product oxygenated organic compound
Processes are disclosed for economically and effectively removing co-produced oxygenated organic compound from an anaerobic, aqueous fermentation broth used for the bioconversion of syngas to product oxygenated organic compound. Nitrate anion is added to the broth and the broth is contacted with denitrifying microorganisms that bioconvert the nitrate and organic compounds in the broth to reduced nitrogen compound and carbon dioxide..
Processes for the acidic, anaerobic conversion of hydrogen and carbon oxides to oxygenated organic compound
Processes for the bioconversion of syngas to oxygenated organic compound are disclosed that reliably, cost-effectively and efficiently supply sulfur nutrient to microorganisms contained in acidic, aqueous fermentation menstrua. In the processes of this invention, at least a portion of the sulfur nutrient for the population of microorganisms in the aqueous menstruum is provided as calcium sulfite, and the presence of undissolved calcium sulfite is maintained in the aqueous menstruum..
Method and hydrolyzing organic solid
A method and an apparatus for hydrolyzing an organic solid are described. The method includes mixing an organic solid and a nanobubble water having a plurality of nanobubbles, to form an organic liquid, in which the nanobubbles contain a combustible gas; and applying an ultrasonic wave on the organic liquid, such that the nanobubbles generate an additional cavitation effect.
Industrial Technology Research Institute
Gas depletion and gas addition devices for blood treatment
Devices for the preparation of depleted blood products that provide for the depletion of oxygen, carbon dioxide, or oxygen and carbon dioxide are described. In addition, devices for the replenishment of oxygen and other gases to an anaerobic blood product are described.
New Health Sciences, Inc.
High efficiency biometric device for producing hydrogen and methane
A high efficiency biometric device for producing hydrogen and methane mainly uses a two-stage anaerobic fermentation device to transform an organic wastewater mixed solution into hydrogen, methane, carbon dioxide and a removal liquid, and then uses a solid liquid separation tank to filter and separate the removal liquid to reduce the sludge and obtain the treated water with a good property. The characteristic lies in that the two-stage anaerobic fermentation device comprises a first anaerobic fermentation tank, a neutralization tank, a feeding tank and a second anaerobic fermentation tank composed of anaerobic fermentation tanks disposed in parallel.
Micro-sieve separation and cod diversion in wastewater treatment
A wastewater treatment device is described in this specification having an aeration tank upstream of a micro-sieve. A process for treating wastewater comprises a step of treating wastewater by way of aeration with a hydraulic retention time of 6 hours or less, a solids retention time of 6 days or less, or both, to produce a first effluent.
General Electric Company
Wastewater treatment with membrane aerated biofilm and anaerobic digester
A wastewater treatment system having a first solid-liquid separation unit, a membrane aerated biofilm (mabr) reactor, a second solid-liquid separation unit and an anaerobic digester. Waste sludges from the solid-liquid separation units are treated in the anaerobic digester.
General Electric Company
Improved fermentation process and products useful for the same
The invention comprises a method/process of moving bed fermentation of a liquid carried out by microorganisms in a fermenter/reactor wherein the moving bed comprises a device containing within or on its surface a porous material capable of providing anchorage to bacteria capable of performing fermentation/degradation of organic load and the device is moveable throughout the column of the liquid in the fermenter/reactor when the device is added to the fermenting liquid and the fermenting liquid is agitated/aerated. This device is an artificial device.
Compositions and methods for treating carbon monoxide and/or cyanide poisoning
Compositions, methods and kits for treating victims of carbon monoxide and/or cyanide poisoning and/or nitric acid-induced vasoplagia are provided. The compositions comprise reduced forms of vitamin b12 such as reduced hydroxocobalamin or reduced cobinamide, and typically comprise at least one reducing agent (e.g.
Virginia Commonwealth University
Making c4+ products in bacteria
Methods of making c4+ hydrocarbon feedstocks using anaerobic microbes are described.. .
William Marsh Rice University
Gamified exercise apparatus, system and method
The present system relates to an exercise system comprising an appliance which acts much like an exercise device able, which is able to be used by an individual to enable repeated movements of one or more limbs, to thus enable the user to achieve a low level aerobic activity (e.g., low level exercise) while performing other non-exercise related tasks. A communication control module communicates with a personal electronic device located at the exercise device.
Anaerobic fermentation of seeds of fruit
The present invention provides methods for processing seeds of fruit, such as cocoa beans.. .
Antimicrobial articles of manufacture
Compositions having antimicrobial activity contain surface functionalized particles comprising an inorganic copper salt which has low water solubility. These types of inorganic salts may also be introduced in porous particles to yield antimicrobial compositions.