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Cellulases produced by two Bacillus strains, CH43 and HR68, isolated from hot springs in Zimbabwe, were purified to homogeneity from culture supernatants. Both enzymes had molecular mass of 40 kDa and isoelectric point of 5.4. The enzymes also resembled each other in N-terminal amino acid sequence which was Ala-Gly-Thr-Lys-Thr-Pro-Val-Ala-Lys-Asn-Gly-Gln,(More)
An algal-bacterial consortium formed by Chlorella sorokiniana and a phenanthrene-degrading Pseudomonas migulae strain was able to biodegrade 200–500 mg/l of phenanthrene dissolved in silicone oil or tetradecane under photosynthetic conditions and without any external supply of oxygen. Phenanthrene was only removed when provided in organic solvent, which(More)
A study was conducted to determine the potential of two-liquid phase-bioreactors for the treatment of (polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons) PAHs. Phenanthrene and pyrene were supplied two times at a concentration of 100 mg/l of reactor broth, either as crystals or dissolved in silicone oil. Complete phenanthrene biodegradation was achieved within 3 days after(More)
Halomonas boliviensis sp. nov. is proposed for two moderately halophilic, psychrophilic, alkalitolerant bacteria, LC1(T) (=DSM 15516(T)=ATCC BAA-759(T)) and LC2 (=DSM 15517=ATCC BAA-760), both of which were isolated from a soil sample around the lake Laguna Colorada, located at 4300 m above sea level in the south-west region of Bolivia. The bacteria are(More)
There are currently strong incentives for increased use of renewable fuels in the transport sector worldwide. However, some bioethanol and biodiesel production routes have limitations with regard to resource efficiency and reduction of greenhouse gases. More efficient biofuel systems are those based on lignocelluloses and novel conversion technologies. A(More)
The influence of lipid concentration on hydrolysis and biomethanation of a lipid-rich (triolein) model waste was evaluated in batch. The effect of increasing the concentration of lipid from 5% to 47% (w/w), based on chemical oxygen demand (COD), was investigated. The methane recovery observed was above 93% for all tests. An initial lag phase of(More)
Three strains capable of mineralizing nonylphenol as sole carbon source were isolated from a sample of contaminated soil and characterized as two Pseudomonas spp. and a Stenotrophomonas sp. The two Pseudomonas spp. expressed characteristics typical of psychrophiles growing optimally of 10 °C and capable of growing at 0 °C. The Stenotrophomonas sp. was more(More)
AIM The objective of the present work was to enable the use of starch hydrolysate, generated by the action of a recombinant maltooligosaccharide forming amylase from Bacillus halodurans LBK 34, as the carbon source for the production of poly-beta-hydroxybutyrate (PHB) by Halomonas boliviensis LC1. METHODS AND RESULTS In this work, different amounts of the(More)
A biochemical oxygen demand (BOD) sensor, based on an immobilised mixed culture of microorganisms in combination with a dissolved oxygen electrode, has been developed for the purpose of on-line monitoring of the biological treatment process for waste and wastewater. The sensor was designed for easy replacement of the biomembrane, thereby making it suitable(More)
Co-digestion of various wastes has been shown to improve the digestibility of the materials and biogas yield. Batchwise digestion of sisal pulp and fish waste was studied both with the wastes separately and with mixtures in various proportions. While the highest methane yields from sisal pulp and fish waste alone were 0.32 and 0.39 m3 CH4/kg volatile solids(More)