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Microbially engineered strategies for the removal of organic and biological micropollutants from water

Bart De Gusseme (UGent)
(2011)
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Water scarcity is no longer a problem relevant to arid zones only, but it occurs globally, in both developing and industrialized nations. To cope with the challenges of the future, wastewater treatment should be regarded as an integral part of the freshwater production process in the 21st century. Water reuse and reclamation strategies need to be developed, together with an upgrade of the existing wastewater treatment plants. For the removal of organic micropollutants such as pharmaceuticals and iodinated X-ray contrast media, two mitigation strategies were investigated in this work to lower the environmental burden of (hospital) wastewaters: a nitrifying membrane bioreactor and a microbial electrolysis cell with biogenic palladium nanoparticles at the cathode. Inadequate supply of safe drinking water is still one of the most pervasive problems afflicting people throughout the world. In the search for a ‘green’ disinfection technology, the antiviral properties of biogenic silver nanoparticles were also examined in this work, using coated cartridge filters and polymeric microfiltration membranes embedded with biogenic silver.
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Biogenic nanoparticles, Viruses, Micropollutants, Wastewater treatment, Water reuse

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De Gusseme, Bart. 2011. “Microbially Engineered Strategies for the Removal of Organic and Biological Micropollutants from Water”. Ghent, Belgium: Ghent University. Faculty of Bioscience Engineering.
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De Gusseme, B. (2011). Microbially engineered strategies for the removal of organic and biological micropollutants from water. Ghent University. Faculty of Bioscience Engineering, Ghent, Belgium.
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De Gusseme B. Microbially engineered strategies for the removal of organic and biological micropollutants from water. [Ghent, Belgium]: Ghent University. Faculty of Bioscience Engineering; 2011.
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De Gusseme, Bart. “Microbially Engineered Strategies for the Removal of Organic and Biological Micropollutants from Water.” 2011 : n. pag. Print.
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  abstract     = {Water scarcity is no longer a problem relevant to arid zones only, but it occurs globally, in both developing and industrialized nations. To cope with the challenges of the future, wastewater treatment should be regarded as an integral part of the freshwater production process in the 21st century. Water reuse and reclamation strategies need to be developed, together with an upgrade of the existing wastewater treatment plants.
For the removal of organic micropollutants such as pharmaceuticals and iodinated X-ray contrast media, two mitigation strategies were investigated in this work to lower the environmental burden of (hospital) wastewaters:
a nitrifying membrane bioreactor and a microbial electrolysis cell with biogenic palladium nanoparticles at the cathode.
Inadequate supply of safe drinking water is still one of the most pervasive problems afflicting people throughout the world. In the search for a {\textquoteleft}green{\textquoteright} disinfection technology, the antiviral properties of biogenic silver nanoparticles were also examined in this work, using coated cartridge filters and polymeric microfiltration membranes embedded with biogenic silver.},
  author       = {De Gusseme, Bart},
  isbn         = {9789059894549},
  keyword      = {Biogenic nanoparticles,Viruses,Micropollutants,Wastewater treatment,Water reuse},
  language     = {eng},
  pages        = {XIV, 256},
  publisher    = {Ghent University. Faculty of Bioscience Engineering},
  school       = {Ghent University},
  title        = {Microbially engineered strategies for the removal of organic and biological micropollutants from water},
  year         = {2011},
}