Miriam Guivernau

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Fresh pig/cattle slaughterhouse waste mixtures, with different lipid-protein ratios, were characterized and their anaerobic biodegradability assessed in batch tests. The resultant methane potentials were high (270-300 L(CH4) kg(-1)(COD)) making them interesting substrates for the anaerobic digestion process. However, when increasing substrate concentrations(More)
The treatment of air contaminated with toluene, ethylbenzene, and p-xylene was assayed in three laboratory-scale biofilters, each consisting of two modules connected in series, packed with a pelletized organic fertilizer and inoculated with a toluene-degrading liquid enrichment culture. Biofilters were operated in parallel for 185 days in which the(More)
This work aimed at determining the amount of energy that can be harvested by implementing microbial fuel cells (MFC) in horizontal subsurface constructed wetlands (HSSF CWs) during the treatment of real domestic wastewater. To this aim, MFC were implemented in a pilot plant based on two HSSF CW, one fed with primary settled wastewater (Settler line) and the(More)
The microbial disinfestation efficiency of an innovative horizontal-flow slow sand filter (HSSF) for treating nutrient solution spent from an experimental closed-loop nursery was evaluated by means of a combination of culture-dependent and independent molecular techniques. A dense inoculum of the fungal plant pathogen Fusarium oxysporum f.sp. lycopersici(More)
Biomass from a full-scale anaerobic digester treating nitrogen-rich wastes was characterized by methanogenic batch activity assays at different ammonia concentrations. SAO was demonstrated by isotopic C fractionation of biogas components, at 3 – 6 gN-TAN. Microbial inhibition was found at 6 gN-TAN both in the acetate consumption rate and by genetic(More)
18 This work aimed at determining the amount of energy that can be harvested by 19 implementing microbial fuel cells (MFC) in horizontal subsurface constructed wetlands 20 (HSSF CWs) during the treatment of real domestic wastewater. To this aim, MFC were 21 implemented in a pilot plant based on two HSSF CW, one fed with primary settled 22 wastewater(More)
The dynamics of the active microbial populations involved in nitrogen transformation in a vertical subsurface flow constructed wetland (VF) treating urban wastewater was assessed. The wetland (1.5m2) operated under average loads of 130gCODm-2d-1 and 17gTNm-2d-1 in Period I, and 80gCODm-2d-1 and 19gTNm-2d-1 in Period II. The hydraulic loading rate (HLR) was(More)
Anaerobic ammonium oxidation (anammox) is a promising biotechnology suitable for the removal of nitrogen from wastewaters. A proper choice of the seeding sludge and operational conditions is critical when dealing with the start-up of a new anammox reactor. The objective of this research was to evaluate the feasibility of enriching anammox bacteria using two(More)