Bor-Yann Chen

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This study explored dye decolorization and bioelectricity generation of indigenous Proteus hauseri ZMd44 for dye-bearing wastewater treatment. Chemical structures of azo dyes apparently affected the performance of dye biodecolorization. Additions of diazo dye C.I. reactive blue 160 (RBu160) stimulated simultaneous dye decolorization and bioelectricity(More)
This study provides an attempt to use the extracellular metabolites of a dye-decolorizing strain, Escherichia coli strain NO3, as a biostimulator to entice E. coli strain NO3 into a beneficial mode of metabolism for an economically feasible decolorization. Addition of supernatants containing metabolites from growth and decolorization cultures triggered an(More)
This novel comparative study tended to disclose how the molecular structures present in seven azo dyes including two types of azo dyes (i.e., naphthol type azo dyes--Reactive Black 5 (RB 5), Reactive Blue 171 (RB 171), Reactive Green 19 (RG19), Reactive Red 198 (RR198), Reactive Red 141 (RR141), and non-naphthol type azo dyes--Direct Yellow 86 (DY86),(More)
This study provides a first attempt to explore indigenous strains with excellent decolorization capability from the most biodiverse region in Taiwan for dye-bearing wastewater treatment. Bacterial isolates were obtained via serial selections under selection pressure of the fungicide nystatin and model textile dye(s). According to profiles of protein(More)
The study provides novel attempt to use an aerobic biofiltration system containing entrapped mixed microbial cells (EMMC) for removal of (CH3)3N-dominant waste gases. In the study, heterotrophic microflora-immobilized cellulose was packed into an EMMC reactor to degrade (CH3)3N. Effects of (CH3)3N inlet concentrations in continuous mode of operation at(More)
This study is to inspect how the variation of molecular structures and functional groups present in our model azo dyes (i.e., Congo red, Eriochrome black T (EBT), methyl orange, and methyl red) affects biodecolorization capability of Pseudomonas luteola. The most viable decolorization was found at pH 7-9 and the optimal cellular age for the most effective(More)
This study provides a first attempt from a toxicological perspective to put forward, in general terms and explanations, the toxicity series of Cd(II), Cu(II) and Zn(II) to Thiobacillus thiooxidans BC1. Sulphur oxidation and sulphuric acid production are strongly related to microbial growth at pH less than 4. Dose–response analysis on chronic and acute(More)
Adding butyrate significantly enhanced butanol production from glycerol with Clostridium pasteurianum CH4, which predominantly produces butyrate (instead of butanol) when grown on glucose. Hence, the butyrate produced from assimilating glucose can be used to stimulate butanol production from glycerol under dual-substrate cultivation with glucose and(More)
Highly efficient butanol-producing bacterial microflora were isolated from hydrogen-producing sludge of a sewage treatment plant. Based on denaturing gradient gel electrophoresis (DGGE) analysis and 16s rDNA comparison, four strains from the butanol-producing microflora were identified as Clostridium saccharoperbutylacetonicum, Clostridium butylicum,(More)
This first-attempt study disclosed how and why electron-shuttling mediators were capable to stimulate bioelectricity-generating capabilities of dye-bearing microbial fuel cells (MFCs) using Proteus hauseri. Due to significant biotoxicity of 4-aminophenol (4AP) and the absence of electron-mediating potential of 3AP, only 2AP among all isomers could work as(More)