Fangang Meng

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Membrane bioreactors (MBRs) have been actively employed for municipal and industrial wastewater treatments. So far, membrane fouling and the high cost of membranes are main obstacles for wider application of MBRs. Over the past few years, considerable investigations have been performed to understand MBR fouling in detail and to develop high-flux or low-cost(More)
The simultaneous ammonium and sulfate removal was detected in an anammox reactor, consisted of ammonium oxidization with sulfate deoxidization, and subsequently traditional anammox process, in via of middle medium nitrite with solid sulfur and N2 as the terminal products. The pure anammox bacteria offered a great biotechnological potential for the(More)
Anaerobic ammonium oxidation (anammox) process has been becoming a promising technology for the removal of nitrogenous contaminants from wastewater. In short-term batch tests, we observed the anaerobic ammonium oxidizing activity of anammox consortium increased as the magnetic field varied in the range of 16.8-95.0mT. A maximum 50% increase was obtained at(More)
In this paper, three identical membrane bioreactors (MBRs) were operated in parallel in order to specify the influence mechanism of hydraulic retention time (HRT) on MBR. The results showed that the removal efficiency of chemical oxygen demand (COD) was stable though it decreased slightly as HRT decreased, but biomass activity and dissolved oxygen (DO)(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the effectiveness of deep brain stimulation (DBS) of the globus pallidus internus (GPi) on tic severity and common comorbidities in patients with severe Tourette syndrome that is refractory to pharmacological treatment and psychotherapy. PATIENTS AND METHODS We retrospectively assessed the long-term clinical outcomes of 13 patients(More)
It has been strongly suggested that two factors are involved in the development of Kaschin–Beck Disease (KBD), namely grains contamination with T-2 toxin and selenium deficiency. So our team undertook a survey about grains and drinking water in three rural KBD endemic villages and one non-KBD village in Qinghai Province. The level of T-2 toxin contamination(More)
Numerous reports have documented the interactions of fluorescent dissolved organic matter (FDOM) with other compounds such as metals and trace contaminants by characterizing the fluorescence quenching of the FDOM components. As FDOM is composed of numerous components, inter-component interactions can potentially take place. This study investigated the(More)
Cake layer formation on the membrane surface has been a major challenge in the operation of membrane bioreactors (MBRs). In this study, the cake layer formation mechanism in an MBR used for synthetic wastewater treatment was investigated. The major components of cake layer were systematically examined by particle size analyzer (PSA), scanning electron(More)
The effects of chemical oxygen demand and nitrogen (COD/N) ratio and dissolved oxygen concentration (DO) on simultaneous nitrification and denitrification (SND) were investigated using an airlift internal circulation membrane bioreactor (AIC-MBR) with synthetic wastewater. The results showed that the COD efficiencies were consistently greater than 90%(More)
Application of chondrogenic growth factors is a routine strategy to induce chondrogenesis of hMSCs, but they have economic and safety problems in the long term. It is expected that scaffold material itself could play an important role in chondrogenesis of hMSCs. In this study we tested whether a novel tricalcium phosphate-collagen-hyaluronan scaffold(More)