Hydrogen Sulfide Toxicity

Hydrogen sulfide (or H2S) is a colorless, toxic and flammable gas. Hydrogen sulfide is considered a broad-spectrum poison, meaning that it can poison several different systems in the body, although the nervous system is most affected. H2S Toxicity Physical Reaction...

Microthrix Parvicella

Microthrix Parvicella es un filamento Gram positivo y Neisser negativo que muchas veces se forma de hilos largos y delgados, agrupados en enredos que parecen a pilas de espaguetis, y sin evidencia de ramificación o septos visibles en las células (1).  Cuando se...
Zoogloea “Slime” Bulking

Zoogloea “Slime” Bulking

If filaments aren’t the cause of your bulking, then there is a good chance it is because of the bacterium Zoogloea ramigera. Zoogloea ramigera has cells that are rod shaped, stains Gram negative, and can resemble fingers or branches of a tree. Under normal conditions...

Sphaerotilus natans

Sphaerotilus natans en el fango activado de plantas Sphaerotilus natans, comúnmente llamado S. natans, es una bacteria filamentosa que muchas veces se puede encontrar en las plantas de tratamiento de aguas servidas.  A menudo es la causa principal de “bulking” y...
“Bulking” de Zoogloea

“Bulking” de Zoogloea

Si los filamentos no son la causa del “bulking” en su planta, es probable que es la bacteria llamada Zoogloea ramigera.  Zoogloea ramigera tiene células con forma de barra y se tiñe como Gram negativo y puede parecerse como dedos o ramas de un árbol.  Bajo condiciones...

Sulfide Reducing Bacteria (SRB):

Sulfide reducing bacteria (SRB) are obligate anaerobic bacteria that can be broken into two broad nutritional groups (7): Can achieve partial oxidation of a limited range of carbon sources, such as lactate to acetate, Capable of oxidizing a wide range of carbon...

Winery Wastewater Treatment

Winery expansion has been growing fast over the past decade, and the high demand for fermented grapes has put a toll on winery wastewater treatment. Their treatment plants already have trouble keeping a stable operation as their load variability changes so often,...
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