Massoud Pirbazari

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Electricity production by bacterial communities enriched from wastewater sludge with lactate, succinate, N-acetyl-D-glucosamine (NAG), acetate, formate, and uridine were monitored in dual-chamber microbial fuel cells (MFCs). Stable electricity production was observed after 300 h for communities enriched from lactate, acetate, and formate, while communities(More)
This study discusses a mathematical modeling and design protocol for bioactive granular activated carbon (GAC) adsorbers employed for purification of drinking water contaminated by chlorinated pesticides, exemplified by alachlor. A thin biofilm model is discussed that incorporates the following phenomenological aspects: film transfer from the bulk fluid to(More)
This research investigated a membrane bioreactor (MBR) process for removing biodegradable organic matter (BOM) and trihalomethane (THM) precursors from pre-ozonated water. Bench-scale and mini-pilot-scale MBR experiments were conducted using powdered activated carbon (PAC) and acclimated biomass. Dissolved organic carbon (DOC) was removed through a(More)
BIOLOGICAL SULFATE REDUCTION IN SULFATE-RICH INDUSTRIAL WASTEWATERS BY ANAEROBIC FLUIDIZED-BED REACTORS: EFFECTS OF ELECTRON DONORS High sulfate wastewaters are a major problem in industry because they increase the total dissolved solid content, and interfere with methanogenesis resulting in decrease in production of methane, which is a valuable fuel. A(More)
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