G. N. Lu

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The present study investigated the biosorption capacity of live and dead cells of Bacillus cereus RC-1 for Cd(II). The biosorption characteristics were investigated as a function of initial pH, contact time, and initial cadmium concentration. Equilibrium biosorption was modeled using Langmuir, Freundlich and Redlich-Peterson isotherm equations. It was found(More)
Four oil component-degrading bacteria and one oil-tolerant microalgae, Scenedesmus obliquus GH2, were used to construct an artificial microalgal-bacterial consortium for crude-oil degradation. The bacterial strains included Sphingomonas GY2B and Burkholderia cepacia GS3C, along with a mixed culture, named GP3, containing Pseudomonas GP3A and Pandoraea(More)
In an effort to explore the protective mechanism of growing Bacillus cereus RC-1 against the toxicity of different Cd(II) concentrations, bacterial growth, cadmium consumption, surface interactions and intra- and extra-cellular Cd(II) contents were examined. Cellular morphology and growth were evidently affected by the initial metal concentrations above 20(More)
The strain Sphingomonas sp. GY2B is a high efficient phenanthrene-degrading strain isolated from crude oil contaminated soils that displays a broad-spectrum degradation ability towards PAHs and related aromatic compounds. This paper reports embedding immobilization of strain GY2B in calcium alginate gel beads and the rapid degradation of phenanthrene by the(More)
Dechlorination of chlorinated aromatic pollutants (CAPs) has become a major issue in recent decades. This paper reported a theoretical indicator for predicting the reductive dechlorination pathways of polychlorinated dibenzo-p-dioxins (PCDDs), chlorobenzenes and chlorophenols transformed by Dehalococcoides sp. strain CBDB1. Density functional theory (DFT)(More)
Quantitative structure-property relationship (QSPR) modeling is a powerful approach for predicting environmental fate parameters of organic pollutants with their structure descriptors. This study reports QSPR models for photolysis half-lives of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) in aerosols. Quantum chemical descriptors computed with density functional(More)
An anion exchanger from rice straw was used to remove Cr (VI) from synthetic wastewater and electroplating effluent. The exchanger was characterized using Fourier transform infrared (FTIR) spectrum and scanning electron microscopy (SEM), and it was found that the quaternary amino group and hydroxyl group are the main functional groups on the fibrous surface(More)
Nano bamboo charcoal (NBC) has been commonly used in the production of textiles, plastics, paint, etc. However, little is known regarding their effects towards the microorganisms. The effects of NBC on phenanthrene degrading strain Sphingomonas sp. GY2B were investigated in the present study. Results showed that the addition of NBC could improve the(More)
The promotion of hexadecane biodegradation activity by an n-alkane degrading strain of Burkholderia cepacia (GS3C) with yeast extract amendment was studied using various carbon, nitrogen, vitamin, and amino acid amendments. Cytochrome P450 monooxygenase enzymes play a very important role and are especially required to introduce oxygen in n-alkane(More)
The fusant strain (F14), which produced by protoplast fusion between Sphingomonas sp. GY2B (GenBank DQ139343) and Pseudomonas sp. GP3A (GenBank EU233280), was tested for phenanthrene biodegradation at 30 °C and pH of 7.0. The kinetics of phenanthrene biodegradation by F14 was investigated over a wide range of initial concentration (15–1,000 mg l−1). The(More)