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Spatial working memory and planning abilities were assessed in 36 hospitalized patients with chronic schizophrenia, using the computerized Cambridge Neuropsychological Test Automated Battery (CANTAB), and compared with those of normal subjects and patients with neurological disorders (frontal lobe lesions; temporal lobe and amygdalohippocampal lesions;(More)
The use of nitrification filters for the removal of ammonium ion from waste-water is an established technology deployed extensively in municipal water treatment, in industrial water treatment and in applications such as fish farming. The process involves the development of immobilized bacterial films on a solid packing support, which is designed to provide(More)
In this study the uptake performances of the naturally occurring zeolite, clinoptilolite, and of New Zealand mordenite are compared. The uptake of fully ionised ammonium ion from aqueous solutions in the concentration range 0-200 mg/l on to these two materials was compared. The influence of other cations present in water upon the ammonia uptake was also(More)
The scope of this study was the removal of ammonium by ion exchange from simulated wastewater. The study looks at the effect of organics upon ammonium ion exchange equilibrium uptake. The ion exchangers included a natural zeolite clinoptilolite, and two polymeric exchangers, Dowex 50w-x8, and Purolite MN500. The organic compounds studied included citric(More)
The acid anthraquinone dye Tectilon Blue (TB4R) is a major coloured component from the aqueous effluent of a carpet printing plant in Northern Ireland. The aerobic biodegradation of TB4R has been investigated experimentally in batch systems, using three strains of bacteria, namely, Bacillus gordonae (NCIMB 12553), Bacillus benzeovorans (NCIMB 12555) and(More)
The context of the study here is the adsorption of acid dyes from wastewater arising from a nylon carpet printing plant which currently receives no treatment. Since nylon is a particularly difficult fibre to dye, acid dyes are required for successful coloration. However, their presence, in high concentrations, in aqueous effluent arising from the plant can(More)
The anaerobic digestion was investigated using mixed sewage sludge and poultry manure. The experiments showed that a 30% addition of poultry manure to the sewage sludge did not increase specific gas yield (376 dm(3)/kg VS versus 384 dm(3)/kg VS), however gas production rate as calculated per unit volume was 1.5 higher for sludge and manure mixture. The(More)
The anaerobic digestion of municipal sewage sludge (SS) with swine manure (SM) and poultry manure (PM) was undertaken. It was found that a mixture of sewage sludge with a 30% addition of swine manure gave around 400 dm(3)/kg VS of biogas, whereas the maximal biogas yield from ternary mixture (SS:SM:PM=70:20:10 by weight) was only 336 dm(3)/kg VS. An(More)