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AIMS Observation of the dependence of alpha-L-rhamnosidase activity on pH and temperature and the capability to hydrolyse concentrated naringin solutions and hesperidin suspensions of enzyme complexes produced by several fungi. METHODS AND RESULTS The enzymes were produced by several wild strains of mesophilic fungi grown in liquid media containing(More)
The influence of culture medium composition on alkaline protease production was studies. Various carbon sources such as glycerol, glucose, lactose and starch were tested. Different concentrations of lactose and bactopeptone have been tested. The optimum medium composition was found to be: (g/l) lactose 20.0; bactopeptne Difco 10.0; NaCl 1.5;mgSO47.H20 0.15;(More)
A pilot-scale sewage treatment system consisting of two upflow anaerobic sludge bed (UASB) reactors followed by five waste stabilization ponds (WSPs) in series was studied under subtropical conditions. The first UASB reactor started up in only 1 mo (stable operation, high chemical oxygen demand [COD] removal efficiency, low volatile fatty acids(More)
(... because there are people who strive to know and find out things which, once known and found out, are not worth a straw to neither knowledge nor memory...) Don Quijote de la Mancha FOREWORD This thesis ends an era in my life and will hopefully open the doors of my future career. However, the story of this thesis has many " beginnings ". The first(More)
The performance of a sewage treatment system consisting of a settler followed by an Upflow Anaerobic Sludge Bed (UASB) reactor is described. Mean ambient and sewage temperature were 16.5 and 21.6 degrees C, respectively. Total Chemical Oxygen Demand (CODt) concentration averaged 224.2 and 152.6 mg/L, for raw and settled sewage, respectively. The effluent(More)
This work presents a novel background-foreground classification technique based on adaptive non-parametric kernel estimation in a color-gradient space of components. By combining normalized color components with their gradients, shadows are efficiently suppressed from the results, while the luminance information in the moving objects is preserved. Moreover,(More)