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    • Effect of Coagulant-Flocculant Reagents on Aerobic Granular Biomass 

      Val del Río, María Ángeles; Morales Pereira, Nicolás; Figueroa Leiro, Mónica; Mosquera Corral, Anuska; Campos Gómez, José Luis; Méndez Pampín, Ramón José (John Wiley & Sons, 2012)
      BACKGROUND: Technologies based on aerobic granular biomass are presented as a new alternative for its application to the wastewater treatment due to its advantages in comparison with the conventional activated sludge ones. ...
    • Stability of aerobic granular biomass treating the effluent from a seafood industry 

      Val del Río, María Ángeles; Figueroa Leiro, Mónica; Mosquera Corral, Anuska; Campos Gómez, José Luis; Méndez Pampín, Ramón José (University of Tehran, 2013)
      The aerobic granular systems represent a good alternative to substitute the conventional activated sludge process in the treatment of industrial effluents due to the lower surface requirements. In this work the effluent ...
    • Enhanced ammonia removal at room temperature by pH controlled partial nitrification and subsequent anaerobic ammonium oxidation 

      Durán, Ulises; Val del Río, María Ángeles; Campos Gómez, José Luis; Mosquera Corral, Anuska; Méndez Pampín, Ramón José (Taylor & Francis, 2014)
      The Anammox based processes are suitable for the treatment of wastewaters characterized by a low carbon to nitrogen (C/N) ratio. The application of the Anammox process requires the availability of an effluent with a ...
    • A novel control strategy for single-stage autotrophic nitrogen removal in SBR 

      Mauricio Iglesias, Miguel; Vangsgaard, Anna Katrine; Gernaey, Krist V; Smets, Barth F.; Sin, Gürkan (Elsevier, 2014-08-27)
      A novel feedforward–feedback control strategy was developed for complete autotrophic nitrogen removal in a sequencing batch reactor. The aim of the control system was to carry out the regulation of the process while keeping ...
    • Filamentous bacteria existence in aerobic granular reactors 

      Figueroa Leiro, Mónica; Val del Río, María Ángeles; Campos Gómez, José Luis; Méndez Pampín, Ramón José; Mosquera Corral, Anuska (Springer Verlag, 2015)
      Filamentous bacteria are associated to biomass settling problems in wastewater treatment plants. In systems based on aerobic granular biomass they have been proposed to contribute to the initial biomass aggregation process. ...
    • Assessment of prebiotic potential of Akpan-yoghurt-like product and effects on the human intestinal microbiota 

      Gullón Estévez, Beatriz; Pereira, Miguel F.; Mestres, Christian; Hounhouigan, Joseph; Pallet, Dominique; Alonso, José Luis; Pintado, Manuela (Elsevier, 2015)
      The effect of Akpan (yoghurt-like product) consumption on the human intestinal microbiota was examined. The prebiotic potential of Akpan was assessed by in vitro fermentation using, as inocula, individual probiotic strains ...
    • Greenhouse Gases Emissions from Wastewater Treatment Plants: Minimization, Treatment, and Prevention 

      Campos Gómez, José Luis; Valenzuela-Heredia , Daniel; Pedrouso Fuentes, Alba; Val del Río, María Ángeles; Belmonte, Marisol; Mosquera Corral, Anuska (Hindawi, 2016)
      The operation of wastewater treatment plants results in direct emissions, from the biological processes, of greenhouse gases (GHG) such as carbon dioxide (CO2), methane (CH4), and nitrous oxide (N2O), as well as indirect ...
    • Optimal experimental design in the evaluation of food packaging compliance with safety regulations 

      Mauricio Iglesias, Miguel (Elsevier, 2016)
      The determination of diffusivity of compounds that can be transferred from packaging into food products is a keystone to ensure consumer’s safety. However, no clear guidelines exist as how the diffusion experiment should ...
    • Operation of an innovative WWTP with environmental objectives. A model-based analysis 

      Mauricio Iglesias, Miguel; Garrido, Juan Manuel; Lema Rodicio, Juan Manuel (Elsevier, 2016)
      Operation of wastewater treatment plants can be subjected to economic, energetic and/or environmental objectives, besides the compliance with effluent limits. As trade-offs between different objectives are frequently ...
    • Monitoring and diagnosis of energy consumption in wastewater treatment plants. A state of the art and proposals for improvement 

      Longo, Stefano; D'Antoni, Benedetto Mirko; Bongards, Michael; Chaparro, Antonio; Cronrath, Andreas; Fatone, Francesco; Lema Rodicio, Juan Manuel; Mauricio Iglesias, Miguel; Soares, Ana; Hospido Quintana, Almudena (Elsevier, 2016)
      In response to strong growth in energy intensive wastewater treatment, public agencies and industry began to explore and implement measures to ensure achievement of the targets indicated in the 2020 Climate and Energy ...
    • Effect of oxygen on the microbial activities of thermophilic anaerobic biomass 

      Pedizzi, Chiara; Regueiro Abelleira, Leticia; Rodríguez Verde, Iván; Lema Rodicio, Juan Manuel; Carballa Arcos, Marta (Elsevier, 2016)
      Low oxygen levels (ug O2 L-1) in anaerobic reactors are quite common and no relevant consequences are expected. On the contrary, higher concentrations could affect the process. This work aimed to study the influence of ...
    • Is anaerobic digestion effective for the removal of organic micropollutants and biological activities from sewage sludge? 

      González Gil, Lorena; Papa, Matteo; Feretti, D.; Ceretti, E.; Mazzoleni, G.; Steimberg, N.; Pedrazzani, R.; Bertanza, G.; Lema Rodicio, Juan Manuel; Carballa Arcos, Marta (Elsevier, 2016-06-14)
      The occurrence of emerging organic micropollutants (OMPs) in sewage sludge has been widely reported; nevertheless, their fate during sludge treatment remains unclear. The objective of this work was to study the fate of ...
    • Bacterial community dynamics in long‐term operation of a pilot plant using aerobic granular sludge to treat pig slurry 

      Fra Vázquez, Andrea; Morales Pereira, Nicolás; Figueroa Leiro, Mónica; Val del Río, María Ángeles; Regueiro Abelleira, Leticia; Campos Gómez, José Luis; Mosquera Corral, Anuska (Wiley, 2016-07-08)
      Aerobic granular sludge represents an interesting approach for simultaneous organic matter and nitrogen removal in wastewater treatment plants. However, the information about microbial communities in aerobic granular ...
    • Short and long term orange dye effects over AOB and anammox activities 

      Val del Río, María Ángeles; Stachurski, A.; Méndez Pampín, Ramón José; Campos Gómez, José Luis; Surmacz-Górska, Joanna; Mosquera Corral, Anuska (2016-09-07)
      In this research work the effects of orange azo dye over ammonia oxidizing bacteria (AOB) and anammox bacteria activities were tested. Adsorption onto the biomass was detected with both types of biomass however no biological ...
    • Presence does not imply activity: DNA and RNA patterns differ in response to salt perturbation in anaerobic digestion 

      De Vrieze, Jo; Regueiro Abelleira, Leticia; Props, Ruben; Vilchez Vargas, Ramiro; Járegui, Ruy; Pieper, Dietmar H.; Lema Rodicio, Juan Manuel; Carballa Arcos, Marta (BioMed Central, 2016-10-20)
      Background The microbial community in anaerobic digestion is mainly monitored by means of DNA-based methods. This may lead to incorrect interpretation of the community parameters, because microbial abundance does not ...
    • Cometabolic enzymatic transformation of organic micropollutants under methanogenic conditions 

      González Gil, Lorena; Carballa Arcos, Marta; Lema Rodicio, Juan Manuel (American Chemical Society, 2017-02-15)
      Anaerobic digestion (AD) has been shown to have the biological potential to decrease concentrations of several organic micropollutants (OMPs) in sewage sludge. However, the mechanisms and factors behind these biotransformations, ...
    • Environmental assessment of biorefinery processes for the valorization of lignocellulosic wastes into oligosaccharides 

      González García, Sara; Gullón Estévez, Beatriz; Moreira Vilar, María Teresa (Elsevier, 2017-02-23)
      The European Commission is adopting strategies in order to “closing the loop” of product life cycles in industrial production systems through better recycling and re-use under the perspective of circular economy. One of ...
    • Biomass aggregation influences NaN3 short-term effects on anammox bacteria activity 

      Pedrouso Fuentes, Alba; Val del Río, María Ángeles; Campos Gómez, José Luis; Méndez Pampín, Ramón José; Mosquera Corral, Anuska (IWA Publishing, 2017-03)
      The main bottleneck to maintain the long term stability of the partial nitritation-anammox processes, especially those operated at low temperatures and nitrogen concentrations is the undesirable development of nitrite ...
    • Nitrite oxidizing bacteria suppression based on in-situ free nitrous acid production at mainstream conditions 

      Pedrouso Fuentes, Alba; Val del Río, María Ángeles; Morales Pereira, Nicolás; Vázquez Padín, José Ramón; Campos Gómez, José Luis; Méndez Pampín, Ramón José; Mosquera Corral, Anuska (Elsevier, 2017-05-26)
      The application of autotrophic nitrogen removal processes in the main line of wastewater treatment plants will contribute to achieve its self-energy-sufficiency. However, the effective suppression of nitrite oxidizing ...
    • Effects of Inoculum Type and Aeration Flowrate on the Performance of Aerobic Granular SBRs 

      Jungles, Mariele K.; Val del Río, María Ángeles; Mosquera Corral, Anuska; Campos Gómez, José Luis; Méndez Pampín, Ramón José; Costa, Rejane H. R. (MDPI, 2017-07-19)
      Aerobic granular sequencing batch reactors (SBRs) are usually inoculated with activated sludge which implies sometimes long start-up periods and high solids concentrations in the effluent due to the initial wash-out of the ...





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