Harry Bruning

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At the high-rate anaerobic treatment of domestic sewage, both biological and physical processes play an important role. Therefore, the anaerobic biodegradability of raw, paper-filtered and membrane-filtered sewage and black water has been investigated in batch experiments. Additionally, the effect of anaerobic digestion on physical characteristics, like(More)
Ammonium recovery using a two chamber microbial fuel cell (MFC) was investigated at high ammonium concentration. Increasing the ammonium concentration (from 0.07 to 4 g ammonium-nitrogen/L) by addition of ammonium chloride did not affect the performance of the MFC. The obtained current densities by DC-voltammetry were higher than 6A/m(2) for both operated(More)
A mouse monoclonal antibody ( was produced which reacts with class II molecules on B cells and monocytes of DR3, DR5, and/or DRw6 positive donors only. Using this moab and two others, three different groups of class II molecules could be identified. Furthermore, a differential precipitation pattern was found which correlates with a DR-related(More)
The subject of ectopic adrenal tissue along the spermatic cord is reviewed in respect of incidental finding during operation for undescended testis. The condition is probably more common than previously reported and embryology and clinical implications are briefly discussed. Nodules consisting of aberrant adrenal tissue should be removed whenever(More)
Nitrogen recovery through NH(3) stripping is energy intensive and requires large amounts of chemicals. Therefore, a microbial fuel cell was developed to simultaneously produce energy and recover ammonium. The applied microbial fuel cell used a gas diffusion cathode. The ammonium transport to the cathode occurred due to migration of ammonium and diffusion of(More)
Strong electric fields for disinfection of wastewaters have been employed already for several decades. An innovative approach combining low strength (7 V/cm) alternating electric fields with a granular activated carbon fluidized bed electrode (FBE) for disinfection was presented recently. For disinfection performance of FBE several pure microbial cultures(More)
The early interactions between parvoviruses and host cells have not been extensively described previously. In this study we have characterized some aspects of viral binding to the cell surface and demonstrated the existence of specific cellular receptor sites for minute virus of mice (MVM) on two murine cell lines that are permissive for viral growth. The(More)
The uptake of minute virus of mice into cells in tissue culture was examined biochemically and by electron microscopy. Cell-virus complexes were formed at 4 degrees C, and uptake of virus was followed after the cells were shifted to 37 degrees C. The infectious particles appeared to enter cells at 37 degrees C by a two-step process. The first and rapid(More)
A complement fixing monoclonal antibody (moab) was prepared which reacts with a polymorphic determinant on HLA class II molecules. The moab IIB3 recognises all DQwl (DC1, MB1, LB-E12) positive cells as well as some DR4, DR7, DRw8 and DRw9 positive cells. The moab reacts mainly with B-cells and not or with only a minority of the monocytes. Segregation of the(More)