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The overall objective of this study was to investigate adsorption behavior of bisphenol A (BPA) on sediments through batch adsorption experiments. The sediment samples were collected from Xiangjiang River (Changsha, Central-south China). Data obtained from adsorption experiments show that the rapid adsorption plays the main role rather than slow adsorption(More)
A novel bacterium designated strain B-16 was isolated from the compost leachate of the municipal solid waste (MSW) in a laboratory reactor. This strain was identified as a gram-negative bacterium, Achromobacter xylosoxidans that could grow on bisphenol A (BPA, a representative endocrine disruptor) as a sole carbon source under aerobic condition.(More)
A three-dimensional biofilm-electrode reactor (3D-BER) was applied for nitrate removal from simulated municipal wastewater treatment plant (WWTP) effluent. It was found that when the influent C/N ratio ranged from 1.0 to 2.0, both heterotrophic and autotrophic denitrifying microorganisms played important roles in nitrate removal. The extension of hydraulic(More)
An integrated fuzzy-stochastic risk assessment (IFSRA) approach was developed in this study to systematically quantify both probabilistic and fuzzy uncertainties associated with site conditions, environmental guidelines, and health impact criteria. The contaminant concentrations in groundwater predicted from a numerical model were associated with(More)
Oily sludge is one of the most significant solid wastes generated in the petroleum industry. It is a complex emulsion of various petroleum hydrocarbons (PHCs), water, heavy metals, and solid particles. Due to its hazardous nature and increased generation quantities around the world, the effective treatment of oily sludge has attracted widespread attention.(More)
This paper describes an innovative systematic approach, namely hierarchy grey relational analysis for optimal selection of wastewater treatment alternatives, based on the application of analytic hierarchy process (AHP) and grey relational analysis (GRA). It can be applied for complicated multicriteria decision-making to obtain scientific and reasonable(More)
When conventional resonant converter is applied in high output voltage power supply, the ratio of the transformer is usually very large, and the voltage stress on the filtering components is too high. In order to solve this problem, a symmetric multiplier is applied in the conventional resonant converter and composes the resonant converter with multiplier.(More)
The changes of microbial community during agricultural waste composting were successfully studied by quinone profiles. Mesophilic bacteria indicated by MK-7 and mesophilic fungi containing Q-9 as major quinone were predominant and seemed to be important during the initial stage of composting. Actinobacteria indicated by a series of partially saturated and(More)
The effect of bio-surfactant (rhamnolipid) on the remediation of crude oil and salt contaminated soil was investigated in this study. The experimental results indicated that there was a distinct decline of total petroleum hydrocarbon (TPH) concentration within the soil when using rhamnolipid during a remediation period of 30 days, with maximum TPH reduction(More)