Jesús Gónzalez-López

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The effectiveness of three selected carbon sources (sucrose, ethanol and methanol) on submerged filters for the removal of nitrate from contaminated groundwater (100mg NO3(-)/litre), was studied. Process yields, nitrite accumulation, biomass production and growth of denitrifying bacteria were compared. Process yields, represented as ratio C/N were 2.5, 1.08(More)
The structure of the biofouling layers formed on a pilot-scale membrane-coupled upflow anaerobic sludge blanket bioreactor (UASB) used to treat urban wastewater was analyzed by scanning electron microscopy and electron-dispersive X-ray microanalysis. For comparison, control samples of the membranes were fed either UASB effluent or raw wastewater in a(More)
This work describes the removal of 6 quinolone antibiotics from wastewaters under different redox conditions (aerobic, nitrifying and anoxic) through batch experiments in laboratory scale activated sludge reactors using mixed liquor from a membrane bioreactor pilot plant (MBR). The main removal pathways for antibiotics from wastewaters involved in each(More)
Twenty-eight strains of Rhizobium spp. were tested for their ability to grow in chemicallydefined medium lacking growth factors. Two strains, R. meliloti GR4B and Rhizobium spp. (Acacia) GRH28, were selected, on the basis of their good growth under the conditions imposed, for further quantification of the production of water-soluble vitamins (thiamine,(More)
In recent years, various technologies have been developed for the removal of nitrogen from wastewater that is rich in nitrogen but poor in organic carbon, such as the effluents from anaerobic digesters and from certain industries. These technologies have resulted in several patents. The core of these technologies is some of the processes and patents(More)
Three bacterial strains isolated from waste crude oil were selected due to their capacity of growing in the presence of hydrocarbons and production of bioemulsifier. The genetic identification (PCR of the 16S rDNA gene using fD1 and rD1 primers) of these strains showed their affiliation to Bacillus subtilis, Alcaligenes faecalis and Enterobacter sp. These(More)
Pure oxygen to supply the aerobic condition was used in the performance of a bench-scale submerged membrane bioreactor (MBR). The pilot plant was located in the wastewater treatment plant of the city of Granada (Spain) and the experimental work was divided into two stages (Unsteady state and steady state conditions). Operation parameters (MLSS, MLVSS and(More)
A novel desiccation-tolerant, xeroprotectant-producing bacterium, designated strain 4J27(T), was isolated from a Nerium oleander rhizosphere subjected to seasonal drought in Granada, Spain. Phylogenetic analysis based on 16S rRNA gene sequencing placed the isolate within the genus Arthrobacter, its closest relative being Arthrobacter phenanthrenivorans(More)
The effects of 10, 50, 100, 200 and 300 ìg mlÿ1 of bromopropylate and methidathion were investigated in the cells of Azospirillum brasilense grown in chemically de®ned media and dialysed-soil media. The insecticide bromopropylate did not affect microbial growth, the levels of ATP and dinitrogen ®xation of A. brasilense in either chemically de®ned media or(More)
The ability of bacteria isolated from a fixed-film bioreactor to precipitate phosphate crystals for the treatment of domestic wastewater in both artificial and natural media was studied. When this was demonstrated in artificial solid media for crystal formation, precipitation took place rapidly, and crystal formation began 3 days after inoculation. The(More)