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Class / Patent application numberDescriptionNumber of patent applications / Date published
210615000 Utilizing contact surfaces supporting microorganism (e.g., trickling filter, etc.) 96
210620000 Aerobic treatment 84
210605000 Anaerobically, with subsequently aerobically treating liquid 81
210602000 Including plant or animal of higher order 68
210610000 Including adding ancillary growth medium for microorganism 64
210603000 Including collecting or storing gas (e.g., fuel, carbon monoxide, etc.) 58
210631000 And additional treating agent other than mere mechanical manipulation (e.g., chemical, sorption, etc.) 52
210614000 Controlling process in response to stream constituent or reactant concentration 38
210608000 Regulating floating constituent 17
210607000 Dividing, treating, and recombining liquid 15
210606000 Adding enzyme or releasing same by treating microorganism 15
210609000 Including dewatering sludge 14
210612000 And regulating temperature during biological step 11
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20090159529Apparatus, methods and systems for handling and processing waste material - Apparatus, methods and systems for processing waste are provided. For example, a system for processing waste, wherein the waste comprises hard particulates embedded therein, can be provided. The system can comprise a waste disruptor, wherein the waste disrupter disrupts the waste and releases at least one of the embedded hard particulates from the disrupted waste; a segregator, wherein the segregator segregates at least one of the released hard particulates from the waste; and a dilution unit, wherein the dilution unit dilutes the waste. In some embodiments, the system can include a waste loader that provides waste continuously to the waste disrupter, which is configured to disrupt at least a portion of the continuously provided waste.06-25-2009
20090301963METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR TREATING WATER AND UTILIZING A MEMBRANE FILTERING SYSTEM - A method and system is provided for treating wastewater. In one process, wastewater is directed into a treatment tank and biologically treated. The biologically treated wastewater is directed as mixed liquor from the treatment tank to a bottom portion of a downstream filtration tank having at least one submerged membrane module that extends across substantially the entire cross sectional area of the filtration tank mixed liquor is directed from the bottom of the filtration tank upwardly into the membrane module such that substantially all of the mixed liquor received in the bottom of the filtration tank flows through the membrane module. As the mixed liquor flows vertically through the membrane module, the method includes inducing at least some of the mixed liquor through walls of one or more membrane filters that form a part of the membrane module, producing a permeate stream. The remaining mixed liquor passing through and from the membrane module is referred to as a non-permeate stream and the non-permeate stream, or at least a substantial portion thereof, is recirculated to the treatment tank. The filtration tank is sized relative to the membrane module and the process is carried out such that there is no substantial recycle of mixed liquor in the filtration tank itself. Although mixed liquor may be recirculated from the filtration tank back to the treatment tank and then back to the filtration tank and so forth and so on, once the mixed liquor in the filtration tank makes one pass through the membrane module the mixed liquor is recycled back to the treatment tank and generally not permitted to be recycled back through the membrane module without first returning to the treatment tank.12-10-2009
20090266760FUNCTIONAL NUCLEIC ACIDS FOR BIOLOGICAL SEQUESTRATION - The present invention generally relates to methods of improving the removal and/or treatment of substances in bulk volumes, particularly to methods of improving the removal and/or treatment of contaminants in bulk volumes by nucleic acid interaction and by including such nucleic acid interactions in organisms. The present invention further relates to methods for generating and/or improving the interaction of nucleic acids with substances for removal and/or treatment. Bulk volumes may generally refer to any volume of substance wherein the removal and/or treatment of substances therein may occur. Nucleic acids may be utilized to bind and/or catalytically interact with substances in the bulk volume. Further, the nucleic acids may be included in an organism for sequestering substances within cells.10-29-2009
20130062281METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR TREATMENT OF WASTEWATER - Introducing a combination of high surface area growth media and biological reactants into a sewage treatment process with or without additional reaction to improve and increase capacity of a given process. The high surface area media and biological reactants can be dispersed at strategic locations in a new or existing attached growth wastewater treatment plant so as to provide additional sites for biological growth and improved wastewater renovation.03-14-2013
20120125837ANAEROBIC DIGESTION PROCESS AND APPARATUS - Apparatus (05-24-2012
20110278219Apparatus for Treatment of Fluid Streams and Method of Conducting Same - An apparatus for contacting a fluid stream with microorganisms is provided, the apparatus comprising a housing having a contacting chamber therein defined by a wall of the housing; a first inlet for the fluid stream to be treated; a first outlet for removing a liquid culture medium stream containing microorganisms; a rotor assembly comprising an impeller moveable within the contacting chamber to promote contact between the fluid stream being treated and the liquid culture medium within the contacting chamber; wherein at a least a portion of the wall of the housing defining the contacting chamber is transparent to light. A method of treating a fluid stream with microorganisms is also provided, the method comprising contacting the fluid stream with the microorganisms in a contacting zone, the microorganisms being retained in a liquid phase, wherein contact of the fluid stream with the microorganisms is enhanced by the action of a moving impeller, the contacting zone being within a housing, at least a portion of which is transparent to the passage of light.11-17-2011
20090078644MEMBRANE BAGS WITH SEAMLESS MEMBRANE SUBSTANCE, USES THEREOF, FILTRATION UNITS THEREWITH AND MANUFACTURING PROCESSES - Disclosed are seamless membrane bags for example, a membrane bag comprising a spacer fabric and a volume for permeate collection, the spacer fabric comprising a first part and a second part that are spaced apart and tied together at a predefined distance by monofilament thread and the first and second parts are at least partially embedded with membrane substance and the volume for permeate collection is interposed between the first and second parts. The membrane substance embeds portions of the monofilament thread and fills the spacer fabric along the border of the membrane bag. The membrane substance completely enclosing the volume is seamless. Also disclosed are processes for producing such bags, a filtration unit comprising such a membrane bag and their uses in the separation of fluids, vapours and particles.03-26-2009
20090294353Process for Preparation of Substrate for Microbial Digestion - Processes for microbial digestion of organic material, and preparation of substrates for microbial digestion, suitable for the production of biomethane, from municipal and industrial waste water or from municipal or agricultural waste. In addition, a method for identifying a composition of matter that is suitable for microbial digestion, more particularly anaerobic digestion and/or mixed aerobic and anaerobic digestion. Also, a system and process for detoxifying organic wastes, such as those which may be present in waste water from industrial processes.12-03-2009
20080302720Membrane biofilm reactor for removing contaminants from ground water - Apparatus and methods for water treatment are described, particularly for the simultaneous removal of nitrate, perchlorate, and other organic contaminates from contaminated water using a membrane biofilm reactor (MBfR).12-11-2008
20090188858Entrapping immobilization pellets for purifying breeding water, process and apparatus for purifying breeding water, and aquarium set - Entrapping immobilization pellets for purifying breeding water in an aquarium to breed aquatic animals, wherein the entrapping immobilization pellets have a phosphorus content of 0.05 mass % or less.07-30-2009
20120067815HYBRID BIOARTIFICIAL KIDNEY - A bioartificial kidney equivalent and a process for producing the bioartificial kidney equivalent. The hybrid bioartificial kidney comprises human proximal and distal renal tubule cells grown on particular synthetic membranes.03-22-2012
20110220570HEAVY METAL REMEDIATION SYSTEM - The invention provides a system of heavy metal sequestration by bacteria. The bacteria expresses the ppk, mt, and/or β-galactosidase (lacZ) genes and can tolerate at least 25 μM mercury, 1,000 μM zinc, 250 μM cadmium, and 3,000 μM Pb. The system allows for facile determination of the presence of heavy metal contaminants in a liquid and the facile collection of the bacteria that has sequestered large amounts of heavy metal. Further provided is a system of gene expression in bacteria that comprises phage and plastid gene expression elements and delivers a particularly high level of protein expression and heavy metal resistance.09-15-2011
20090101572SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR TREATING PRODUCED WATER - A system and method were used to treat produced water. Field- testing demonstrated the removal of contaminants from produced water from oil and gas wells.04-23-2009
20110139712Method and Apparatus for Generating Fresh Water, and Method and Apparatus for Desalinating Sea Water - An object is to provide a fresh water generating method that is capable of efficiently producing purified water, such as fresh water, from unpurified water, such as sea water. Provided is a fresh water generating method for generating fresh water by way of reverse osmosis membrane filtration, which includes mixing sea water with low salt concentration water having a salt concentration lower than sea water to produce mixed water, and subjecting the mixed water prepared by the mixing to reverse osmosis membrane filtration, thereby generating fresh water.06-16-2011
20130213882MARINE BACTERIAL LIQUID FOR DEGRADATION OF HIGH-MOLECULAR-WEIGHT POLYCYCLIC AROMATIC HYDROCARBONS AND THE PREPARATION METHOD THEREOF - A composite marine bacterial liquid for the synergic degradation of high-molecular-weight polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (HMW PAHs) and the preparation method thereof. The composite marine bacterial liquid is generated by mixing the fermented culture liquid of a stain of 08-22-2013
20100276360METHODS, APPARATUS AND SYSTEMS FOR POLISHING WASTEWATER UTILIZING NATURAL MEDIA FILTRATION - Wastewater treatment systems, methods and apparatus for polishing a wastewater stream comprising a plurality of contaminants are provided. One system includes a vessel containing a plurality of natural media filtration agents selected to remove selected ones of the plurality of contaminants from the wastewater stream. In one embodiment, the vessel includes a bed of bauxite residue and at least one other natural media filtration agent. In another embodiment, the vessel includes a bed of compost and at least one other natural media filtration agent. The vessel includes a wastewater inlet that is in fluid communication with one or more of the natural media filtration agents. The vessel includes a wastewater outlet that is in fluid communication with one or more of the natural media filtration agents.11-04-2010
20120241374METHOD OF TREATING WASTE WATER PRODUCED DURING PREPARING NITRO COMPOUND - This invention relates to a method of treating waste water produced during the nitration of compounds, which includes an appropriate pretreatment process and a vacuum evaporation process, so that acidic or alkaline aqueous waste water which is difficult to treat via conventional processes can be easily treated without performing microorganism treatment.09-27-2012
20110100903METHOD FOR DETERMINING PHYSIOLOGICAL STATE OF MICROBIAL COMMUNITY AND WASTEWATER TREATMENT METHOD - The present invention provides a method for determining the physiological state of a microbial community, which rapidly and precisely determines the physiological state of a microbial community present in a treatment tank of a wastewater biological treatment facility; and a wastewater treatment method utilizing the same. In the method for determining the physiological state of a microbial community of the present invention, the method includes the steps of staining the microbial community collected from a treatment tank of a wastewater biological treatment facility with a first fluorescent dye which binds to a nucleotide chain of a microbe in the microbial community, and a second fluorescent dye which is degraded by an enzyme in cells of the microbe to emit fluorescent light having a wavelength different from that of the first fluorescent dye; measuring a first fluorescent intensity (F05-05-2011
20090255867PURIFICATION METHOD FOR EFFLUENT - A filtration appliance for wastewater purification, preferably for a sewage treatment plant, in particular for a small sewage treatment plant, including at least one ceramic-based membrane for separating off microorganisms, to a sewage treatment plant having such a filtration appliance, a method of purifying wastewater, in particular in a sewage treatment plant, wherein microorganisms present in the wastewater are separated off by means of at least one ceramic-based membrane, and also to the use of a ceramic-based membrane as filter for separating off microorganisms and, if appropriate, fine solids, from wastewaters.10-15-2009
20090223890PROCESS AND REACTOR FOR ANAEROBIC WASTE WATER PURIFICATION - The invention is directed to a process for the anaerobic purification of waste water using a sludge bed system, which process comprises feeding waste water, and optionally recycle water, to the lower part of an upflow reactor, containing mainly granular biomass thus producing biogas in the treatment passing the resulting gas/liquid/solid mixture upward and separating the gas and solid from the liquid in a three phase separator and thereby generating an anaerobic effluent that is withdrawn from the top of the separator, the improvement comprising separating the solids from the liquid in a separator, wherein, above the separation of the gas from the liquid phase, tilted plates, tubes or other tilted internals are installed in the three phase separator body to increase the effective settling surface, to an upflow reactor suitable for this process as well as to a three phase separator.09-10-2009
20110024351METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR BIOLOGICAL TREATMENT OF SPENT CAUSTIC - The invention provides a method and apparatus for biologically treating a spent caustic to provide a treated spent caustic, said method comprising the steps of: (a) passing a spent caustic stream (02-03-2011
20100133175Filtered Assay Device and Method - A method and device is provided for collecting filterable material to perform assays on a filtration apparatus by applying negative-pressure to the inlet chamber of the filtration apparatus which is independent of negative or positive pressure applied to its fluid path. The negative-pressure applied to the inlet chamber serves to actively aspirate fluid and promote flow into the inlet chamber via the fluid pathway. The negative-pressure applied to the inlet chamber facilitates the use of either negative or positive-pressure based fluid-filtration approaches. Use of the invention improves the functionality and scope of applications that can be performed with enclosed filtration apparatuses.06-03-2010
20110042306Method and Apparatus for Generating Fresh Water, and Method and Apparatus for Desalinating Sea Water - An object is to provide a sea water desalinating method that is capable of efficiently producing purified water, such as fresh water, from unpurified water, such as sea water. Provided is a fresh water generating method for generating fresh water by way of reverse osmosis membrane filtration, which includes mixing sea water with low salt concentration water having a salt concentration lower than sea water to produce mixed water, and subjecting the mixed water prepared by the mixing to reverse osmosis membrane filtration, thereby generating fresh water.02-24-2011
20090071896MEMBRANE BAGS WITH SEAMLESS MEMBRANE SUBSTANCE, USES THEREOF AND FILTRATION UNITS THEREWITH - A membrane bag comprising a volume for permeate collection, wherein the volume is completely enclosed in seamless membrane substance; a filtration unit comprising at least one above-described seamless membrane bag; the use of at least one above-described seamless membrane bag in a membrane bioreactor; the use of at least one above-described seamless membrane bag in water filtration or waste water purification; and the use of at least one above-described seamless membrane bag for the filtration or separation of a mixture of fluids, vapours and particles.03-19-2009
20110100902MIXING DEVICE, SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR ANAEROBIC DIGESTION - The present invention relates to a device for digesting organic matter comprising: a vessel having an interior with side walls for containing a material capable of processing the organic matter, and a plate positioned within the interior of the vessel for concentrating the material on a lower section of the vessel, wherein the plate extends from a central axis of the vessel to about the side walls. The present invention also relates to a method of processing organic matter by anaerobic digestion that utilizes the device of the present invention.05-05-2011
20110062079PROCESS FOR TREATING WATER BY A NANOFILTRATION OR REVERSE OSMOSIS MEMBRANE SYSTEM ENABLING HIGH CONVERSION RATES DUE TO THE ELIMINATION OF ORGANIC MATTER - The invention relates to a process for treating freshwater, sea water, brackish water or water exiting a drinking water treatment plant containing organic matter, with a view to the potabilization thereof, recycling thereof, desalination thereof, or with a view to the purification thereof for an industrial application, said process comprising at least a first step (03-17-2011
20110247976Method of staggered release or exposure of microorganisms for biological remediation of hydrocarbons and other organic matter - A methodology, and related systems and structures for accomplishing the methodology, of biological remediation of hazardous or undesirable organic matter, wherein a plurality of carrier members are disposed in a localized retaining member, the carrier members releasing or exposing microorganisms to the undesirable organic matter on a staggered basis over an extended period of time, the microorganisms being capable of biologically remediating the undesirable organic matter by utilizing the organic matter as a food source, thereby converting it into environmentally safe bi-products.10-13-2011
20110042305GAS ACTUATED MIXING SYSTEM AND METHOD - A gas bubble agitated mixing system for viscous fluids comprising: a container (02-24-2011
20110253623Methods and Compositions to Aggregate Algae - The present invention comprises methods and compositions for aggregating algae so as to separate the algal cells from an aqueous algae suspension. A bioflocculent, comprising a composition comprising a bacteria, is used to aggregate the algae.10-20-2011
20120145627ANAEROBIC FERMENTATION TO PRODUCE BIOGAS - A process and apparatus for the anaerobic digestion of organic wastes, preferably to also produce a useful biogas, is described. The waste may have a total solids (TS) concentration of 6% or less while a digester is operated at a higher solids concentration, for example with a feed TS concentration of 8-12%. One or more separation stages downstream of the digester separate active bacteria and undigested orgaπics from the digestate, and return separated matter to the digester. Optionally, a feed thickening apparatus and step may be provided upstream of the digester. The upstream thickener and recycle form the downstream separation stages are operated such that the TS of the combined inputs to the digester is within a desired range.06-14-2012
20100059436SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR MICROBIAL REDUCTIVE DECHLORINATION OF ENVIRONMENTAL CONTAMINANTS - In preferred embodiments, bioremediation systems are provided that comprise electricigenic microbes that use electrons provided directly from the anode of an electrical bioremediation system to carry out reductive dehalogenation of halogenated hydrocarbon contaminants, including chlorinated solvents. The present invention also provides methods of performing in situ bioremediation of halogenated solvents in groundwater or soil through the use of the provided systems.03-11-2010
20110147303Bioretention System With High Internal High Flow Bypass - The invention provides a bioretention system comprising one or more chambers and a high flow bypass system with top and bottom weirs for water filtration and storm water flow management. The invention also provides methods that are useful for managing storm water flow and inhibiting the flow of pollutants, debris, and other contaminants into drainage systems.06-23-2011
20120031835REACTOR INLET - The invention relates to a reactor for anaerobically purifying waster water, especially waste water from the paper industry, comprising a reactor vessel, several inlets arranged in the bottom region of the reactor vessel to feed waste water to be purified into the reactor, at least one outlet for discharging purified water, and at least one sediment drain. One or more inlets are fed by a supply pipe, and several supply pipes are fed by a collecting supply pipe. In order to ensure that waste water to be purified is fed as regularly as possible at the bottom of the reactor vessel, at least the majority of the supply pipes of a collecting supply pipe supply waste water to be purified to a maximum of 10 inlets, and at least the majority of said supply pipes each have a control valve.02-09-2012
20120097606METHOD FOR TREATING WASTEWATER CONTAINING AMMONIA NITROGEN - The present invention provides a method for treating wastewater containing ammonia nitrogen, in which an entire nitrification reaction to convert ammonia nitrogen to nitrate nitrogen via nitrite nitrogen is promoted by allowing nitrifying bacteria to perform the nitrification reaction in the presence of an intermicrobial signaling molecule.04-26-2012
20080302721Anaerobic digestion apparatus, methods for anaerobic digestion and for minimizing the use of inhibitory polymers in digestion - The invention includes an anaerobic solids digestion apparatus comprising a digester, at least one draft tube; at least one nozzle and a biogas source; a method for digesting a waste stream in an anaerobic solids digestion apparatus comprises feeding a waste stream to a digester; reacting the anaerobically biodegradable material in the waste stream with anaerobic bacteria in the digester; introducing a mixed liquor into the digester and mixing the mixed liquor; and a method for minimizing the use of inhibitory polymers by concurrently digesting and concentrating the mixed liquor in the digester.12-11-2008
20100200495MICROBIAL FUEL CELL TREATMENT OF FUEL PROCESS WASTEWATER - The present invention is directed to a method for cleansing fuel processing effluent containing carbonaceous compounds and inorganic salts, the method comprising contacting the fuel processing effluent with an anode of a microbial fuel ell, the anode containing microbes thereon which oxidatively degrade one or more of the carbonaceous compounds while producing electrical energy from the oxidative degradation, and directing the produced electrical energy to drive an electrosorption mechanism that operates to reduce the concentration of one or more inorganic salts in the fuel processing effluent, wherein the anode is in electrical communication with a cathode of the microbial fuel cell. The invention is also directed to an apparatus for practicing the method.08-12-2010
20120305475Method for reducing organic waste in waste water - A method of treating waste water is disclosed which comprises placing a porous container such as a mesh bag containing a gelatinous culture of vegetative bacteria into waste water. The gelatinous culture dissolves over time and releases the bacteria contained therein. In some embodiments, the porous container may be reclaimed at any time. Treatment with the method eliminates a substantial portion of organic waste found in waste water and reduces or eliminates the need for used to eliminate organic waste build up in waste water facilities.12-06-2012
20100000940Reactor Comprising a Supply Distribution System for Anaerobic Waste Water Treatment - Disclosed is a reactor for anaerobically treating waste water, especially treating waste water from the paper industry. Said reactor comprises a reactor vessel, at least one supply pipe which is arranged in the bottom area of the reactor vessel and is used for feeding waste water that is to be treated into the reactor, at least one supply distributor for mixing the waste water fed to the reactor with the medium located in the reactor, at least one overflow port which is disposed on the top reactor vessel and is used for discharging treated water, and at least one separator The supply distributor is provided with at least one deflection means that is embodied such that waste water discharged from the at least one supply pipe is diverted into a circular current from the perspective of the cross-section of the reactor, one to 80 percent of the cross-section of the reactor being filled by the at least one deflection means. The invention further relates to a method for anaerobically treating waste water.01-07-2010
20120061315Method of Recovering Potassium from Waste Waters for Use in Purification of Waste Water, including the Waste Water from which the potassium is Recycled, while retaining the Potassium in forms suitable for use as a Nutrient in Growing Microbes, Plants and Algae - A method for recovering and/or utilizing potassium from waste waters for a plurality of applications. As algae and plants are able to survive and flourish in environments with high salt concentrations, waste waters containing potassium can be applied as fertilizers to the growth of microbes, algae and plants. The microbes, plants, and algae are able to absorb the necessary nutrients, such as nitrogen and potassium, from the waste waters. After depletion of the potassium content from the waste water, that waste water can then be treated to separate other contaminants. In another aspect of the present invention, the potassium content may be first separated from the waste water to be applied for growth of microbes, plants, and algae and again used for regeneration of cation resins in specific potassium forms. The remaining contaminants that are separated through treatment of the waste water can be utilized for different productions.03-15-2012
20120211416SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR ENHANCING A WASTEWATER TREATMENT PROCESS - A system for enhancing an activated sludge process including at least one biological reactor. A weighting agent impregnation subsystem is coupled to the biological reactor for mixing biological flocs and weighting agent to impregnate the weighting agent into the biological flocs to form weighted biological flocs. A weighting agent recovery subsystem is configured to recover the weighting agent from the weighted biological flocs and reintroducing the recovered weighting agent to the weighting agent impregnation subsystem.08-23-2012
20120168372Prevention and Remediation of Petroleum Reservoir Souring and Corrosion by Treatment with Virulent Bacteriophage - Petroleum reservoir souring caused by microbially induced production of hydrogen sulphide and other sulphur compounds and the attendant corrosion are remediated by isolating bacteriophage specific for the problematic bacteria (target bacteria) and adding an effective amount of such bacteriophage to water introduced into or resident in the reservoir to kill at least some of the target bacteria. Suitable virulent bacteriophage may be indigenous in the water or located in surrounding areas or taken from a known banked stock. Means of concentrating solutions of bacteriophage are also disclosed.07-05-2012
20100270235BOUYANT WATER HEATING DEVICE - A buoyant water heating device that may be used in a natural setting, such as a pond or lake, or in a man-made water-containing apparatus, such as a pool or water-treatment lagoon. The device comprises a water-filled, generally cylindrical anchor member coupled to a hollow, generally annular base member, and may he used alone or in combination with multiple other devices to create a free-floating blanket on the surface of the water. The device absorbs solar energy to heat water external to the device, and also provides a layer of thermal insulation between the water and the air above the device.10-28-2010
20130020254BALLASTED SEQUENCING BATCH REACTOR SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR TREATING WASTEWATER - A ballasted sequencing batch reactor system for treating wastewater including one or more sequencing batch reactors. A weighting agent impregnation subsystem is configured to mix biological flocs and weighting agent to form weighted biological flocs. A weighting agent recovery subsystem is configured to recover weighting agent from the weighted biological flocs and reintroduce the recovered weighting agent to the weighting agent impregnation subsystem.01-24-2013
20130175215ENGINEERED WETLAND DEVICE OF CONTINUOUS OPERATION FOR WASTEWATER TREATMENT UNDER LOW TEMPERATURE - Constructed wetland wastewater treatment equipment under low temperature for continuous operation which includes: three-section substrates filled in a constructed wetland, ventilation pipes being arranged in the substrates, a height of a bed of the constructed wetland being higher than a height of the substrates; a double wall being filled with an organic substance used as a barrier at periphery of the constructed wetland; a water distributing pipe disposed at a top of the three-section substrates and a water collecting pipe disposed at a bottom of the three-section substrates; and a water inlet pipe connected to an upper portion at one end of the three-section substrates and a water outlet pipe connected to a lower portion at the other end of the three-section substrates, a water outlet of the water outlet pipe being higher than the height of the bed of the constructed wetland.07-11-2013
20130098836Bio-Mechanical Wastesolution Treatment System - Wastesolution treatment systems and methods are provided which may remove particulates and hydrocarbons from wastesolution. Embodiments may be used to treat scrubber wastesolution from exhaust gas cleaning (“EGC”) systems. Some embodiments may be used with terrestrial EGC systems and others may be used for maritime ship EGC systems. Certain embodiments remove free phase oil and particulates from the wastesolution. Some embodiments may utilize a fixed film biogenerator cultured with hydrocarbon degrading microorganisms to reduce the concentration of oils in the water. Certain embodiments may utilize a biofilter with granulated activated carbon (“GAC”) to adsorb contaminants in the water. Other embodiments may utilize GAC cultured with hydrocarbon degrading microorganisms to reduce oil concentration in the water. The wastesolution may be recirculated through the system until the measured contaminant concentration drops below a threshold value. The treated wastesolution may be stored, reused, or may be safely discharged from the system.04-25-2013
20110210065Device and Method for Treating Water Involving a Filtration Through At Least One Submerged Membrane - The invention relates to a device and a method for treating water to be treated, said method involving a filtration through at least one membrane coupled to an activated sludge reaction chamber, characterised in that added particles are present in at least one volume of activated sludge in contact with the membrane and in that variations in a flow generated in said volume of activated sludge parallel to the membrane are applied, enabling the creation of a level of average turbulent intensity greater than that corresponding to a constant flow in the immediate proximity of the membrane.09-01-2011
20100314310ANAEROBIC DIGESTION PROCESS AND APPARATUS - A method of anaerobically digesting organic material, comprising: providing a reaction chamber (12-16-2010
20110272348IRON-MEDIATED REMEDIATION WITHIN NONAQUOUS PHASE LIQUID - The present invention relates to remediation of hazardous waste sites. In particular, the present invention relates to compositions and methods for remediation of environmental contaminants in non-aqueous phase liquids (NAPLs).11-10-2011
20110272347HIGH-RATE ANAEROBIC POOL BIOREACTOR - The present application related to a high-rate anaerobic pool bioreactor (“BLAAT”) as an improved processing unit for treating biodegradable wastewater, which allows the conversion of a low-performance rate traditional system, such as the anaerobic pool, into an efficient, compact system that enables clean energy to be recovered in the from of biogas. The application also describes a process for the anaerobic treatment of wastewater that uses said bioreactor, which optimizes the processes of mixing and contact between the biomass and the substrate and presents a novel process for separating out the biomass by means of improved sedimentation in horizontal laminar flow.11-10-2011
20130186822LOW ENERGY FORWARD OSMOSIS MEMBRANE WATER PROCESSING SYSTEM - Described herein are systems and processes employing a low energy forward osmosis membrane water processing system to simultaneously (1) detoxify reverse osmosis (RO) residual (reject) brines from ground water treatment, and (2) expand available industrial and agricultural ground water supplies.07-25-2013
20120018372SLUDGE EXTRACTION SYSTEM FOR BIOLOGICAL WASTE WATER REACTORS - A reactor for biological purification of waste water includes a reactor vessel having a substantially flat or a round bottom, at least one supply pipe arranged in a lower region of the reactor vessel for feeding the waste water to be purified into the reactor, at least one fluid discharge pipe for discharging purified waste water from the reactor, at least one solid matter discharge pipe arranged in the lower region of the reactor vessel for discharging solid matter from the reactor and at least one diverting means including at least one diagonally extending section. The at least one diverting means is designed and/or arranged so that solids sinking to the bottom of the reactor from the upper region of the reactor are deflected so that the solids settle in a region of the at least one solid matter discharge pipe and are discharged from the reactor through the at least one solid matter discharge pipe.01-26-2012

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