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Author Argiz, L.; Reyes, C.; Belmonte, M.; Franchi, O.; Campo, R.; Fra-Vazquez, A.; del Rio, A.V.; Mosquera-Corral, A.; Campos, J.L. doi  openurl
  Title Assessment of a fast method to predict the biochemical methane potential based on biodegradable COD obtained by fractionation respirometric tests Type
  Year 2020 Publication Journal Of Environmental Management Abbreviated Journal J. Environ. Manage.  
  Volume 269 Issue Pages 9 pp  
  Keywords Anaerobic digestion; Biodegradability; BMP; COD fractionation; Respirometric test  
  Abstract The biochemical methane potential test (BMP) is the most common analytical technique to predict the performance of anaerobic digesters. However, this assay is time-consuming (from 20 to over than 100 days) and consequently impractical when it is necessary to obtain a quick result. Several methods are available for faster BMP prediction but, unfortunately, there is still a lack of a clear alternative. Current aerobic tests underestimate the BMP of substrates since they only detect the easily biodegradable COD. In this context, the potential of COD fractionation respirometric assays, which allow the determination of the particulate slowly biodegradable fraction, was evaluated here as an alternative to early predict the BMP of substrates. Seven different origin waste streams were tested and the anaerobically biodegraded organic matter (CODmet) was compared with the different COD fractions. When considering adapted microorganisms, the appropriate operational conditions and the required biodegradation time, the differences between the CODmet, determined through BMP tests, and the biodegradable COD (CODb) obtained by respirometry, were not significant (CODmet (57.8026 +/- 21.2875) and CODb (55.6491 +/- 21.3417), t (5) = 0.189, p = 0.853). Therefore, results suggest that the BMP of a substrate might be early predicted from its CODb in only few hours. This methodology was validated by the performance of an inter-laboratory studyconsidering four additional substrates.  
  Address [Argiz, L.; Fra-Vazquez, A.; Val del Rio, A.; Mosquera-Corral, A.] Univ Santiago de Compostela, CRETUS Inst, Santiago De Compostela 15782, Galicia, Spain, Email: luciaargiz.montes@usc.es  
  Corporate Author Thesis  
  Publisher Academic Press Ltd- Elsevier Science Ltd Place of Publication Editor  
  Language English Summary Language Original Title  
  Series Editor Series Title Abbreviated Series Title  
  Series Volume Series Issue Edition  
  ISSN 0301-4797 ISBN Medium  
  Area Expedition Conference  
  Notes WOS:000541757200008 Approved  
  Call Number UAI @ eduardo.moreno @ Serial 1185  
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Author Belmonte, M.; Hsieh, C.F.; Campos, J.L.; Guerrero, L.; Mendez, R.; Mosquera-Corral, A.; Vidal, G. pdf  doi
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  Title Effect of Free Ammonia, Free Nitrous Acid, and Alkalinity on the Partial Nitrification of Pretreated Pig Slurry, Using an Alternating Oxic/Anoxic SBR Type
  Year 2017 Publication Biomed Research International Abbreviated Journal Biomed Res. Int.  
  Volume Issue Pages 7 pp  
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  Abstract The effect of free ammonia (NH3 or FA), free nitrous acid (HNO2 or FNA), and total alkalinity (TA) on the performance of a partial nitrification (PN) sequencing batch reactor (SBR) treating anaerobically pretreated pig slurry was studied. The SBR was operated under alternating oxic/anoxic (O/A) conditions and was fed during anoxic phases. This strategy allowed using organic matter to partially remove nitrite (NO2-) andnitrate (NO3-) generated during oxic phases. The desired NH4+ to NO2- ratioof 1.3gN/gNwas obtained when an Ammonium Loading Rate (ALR) of 0.09 gNH(4)(+)N/L d was applied. The system was operated at a solid retention time (SRT) of 15-20 d and dissolved oxygen (DO) levels higher than 3 mg O-2/L during the whole operational period. PN mainly occurred caused by the inhibitory effect of FNA on nitrite oxidizing bacteria (NOB). Once HNO2 concentration was negligible, NH4+ was fully oxidized to NO(3)(-)in spite of the presence of FA. The use of biomass acclimated to ammonium as inoculum avoided a possible effect of FA on NOB activity.  
  Address [Belmonte, Marisol; Hsieh, Chia-Fang; Vidal, Gladys] Univ Concepcion, Environm Sci Fac, Engn & Environm Biotechnol Grp, POB 160-C, Concepcion, Chile, Email: marisol.belmonte@upla.cl  
  Corporate Author Thesis  
  Publisher Hindawi Ltd Place of Publication Editor  
  Language English Summary Language Original Title  
  Series Editor Series Title Abbreviated Series Title  
  Series Volume Series Issue Edition  
  ISSN 2314-6133 ISBN Medium  
  Area Expedition Conference  
  Notes WOS:000409551200001 Approved  
  Call Number UAI @ eduardo.moreno @ Serial 777  
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Author Campos, J.L.; Crutchik, D.; Franchi, O.; Pavissich, J.P.; Belmonte, M.; Pedrouso, A.; Mosquera-Corral, A.; del Rio, A.V. doi  openurl
  Title Nitrogen and Phosphorus Recovery From Anaerobically Pretreated Agro-Food Wastes: A Review Type
  Year 2019 Publication Frontiers In Sustainable Food Systems Abbreviated Journal Front. Sustain. Food Syst.  
  Volume 2 Issue Pages 11 pp  
  Keywords ammonia combustion; ammonia hydrolysis; bioaccumulation; CANDO process; environmental benefit; nutrient recovery; phosphorus precipitation  
  Abstract Anaerobic digestion (AD) is commonly used for the stabilization of agro-food wastes and recovery of energy as methane. Since AD removes organic C but not nutrients (N and P), additional processes to remove them are usually applied to meet the stringent effluent criteria. However, in the past years, there was a shift from the removal to the recovery of nutrients as a result of increasing concerns regarding limited natural resources and the importance given to the sustainable treatment technologies. Recovering N and P from anaerobically pretreated agro-food wastes as easily transportable and marketable products has gained increasing importance to meet both regulatory requirements and increase revenue. For this reason, this review paper gives a critical comparison of the available and emerging technologies for N and P recovery from AD residues.  
  Address [Luis Campos, Jose; Crutchik, Dafne; Franchi, Oscar; Pablo Pavissich, Juan] Univ Adolfo Ibanez, Fac Ingn & Ciencias, Vina Del Mar, Chile, Email: jluis.campos@uai.cl  
  Corporate Author Thesis  
  Publisher Frontiers Media Sa Place of Publication Editor  
  Language English Summary Language Original Title  
  Series Editor Series Title Abbreviated Series Title  
  Series Volume Series Issue Edition  
  ISSN 2571-581X ISBN Medium  
  Area Expedition Conference  
  Notes WOS:000501892400001 Approved  
  Call Number UAI @ eduardo.moreno @ Serial 1070  
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Author Campos, J.L.; Dumais, J.; Pavissich, J.P.; Franchi, O.; Crutchik, D.; Belmonte, M.; Faundez, M.; Jorquera, L.; Pedrouso, A.; Mosquera-Corral, A.; del Rio, A.V. pdf  doi
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  Title Predicting Accumulation of Intermediate Compounds in Nitrification and Autotrophic Denitrification Processes: A Chemical Approach Type
  Year 2019 Publication Biomed Research International Abbreviated Journal Biomed Res. Int.  
  Volume 2019 Issue Pages 9 pp  
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  Abstract Nitrification and sulfur-based autotrophic denitrification processes can be used to remove ammonia from wastewater in an economical way. However, under certain operational conditions, these processes accumulate intermediate compounds, such as elemental sulphur, nitrite, and nitrous oxide, that are noxious for the environment. In order to predict the generation of these compounds, an analysis based on the Gibbs free energy of the possible reactions and on the oxidative capacity of the bulk liquid was done on case study systems. Results indicate that the Gibbs free energy is not a useful parameter to predict the generation of intermediate products in nitrification and autotrophic denitrification processes. Nevertheless, we show that the specific productions of nitrous oxide during nitrification, and of elemental sulphur and nitrite during autotrophic denitrification, are well related to the oxidative capacity of the bulk liquid.  
  Address [Luis Campos, Jose; Dumais, Jacques; Pablo Pavissich, Juan; Franchi, Oscar; Crutchik, Dafne] Univ Adolfo Ibanez, Fac Ingn & Ciencias, Avda Padre Hurtado 750, Vina Del Mar, Chile, Email: jluis.campos@uai.cl  
  Corporate Author Thesis  
  Publisher Hindawi Ltd Place of Publication Editor  
  Language English Summary Language Original Title  
  Series Editor Series Title Abbreviated Series Title  
  Series Volume Series Issue Edition  
  ISSN 2314-6133 ISBN Medium  
  Area Expedition Conference  
  Notes WOS:000476735700001 Approved  
  Call Number UAI @ eduardo.moreno @ Serial 1017  
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Author Campos, J.L.; Valenzuela-Heredia, D.; Pedrouso, A.; del Rio, A.V.; Belmonte, M.; Mosquera-Corral, A. pdf  doi
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  Title Greenhouse Gases Emissions from Wastewater Treatment Plants: Minimization, Treatment, and Prevention Type
  Year 2016 Publication Journal Of Chemistry Abbreviated Journal J. Chem.  
  Volume 3796352 Issue Pages 12 pp  
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  Abstract The operation of wastewater treatment plants results in direct emissions, from the biological processes, of greenhouse gases (GHG) such as carbon dioxide (CO2), methane (CH4), and nitrous oxide (N-2 O), as well as indirect emissions resulting from energy generation. In this study, three possible ways to reduce these emissions are discussed and analyzed: (1) minimization through the change of operational conditions, (2) treatment of the gaseous streams, and (3) prevention by applying new configurations and processes to remove both organic matter and pollutants. In current WWTPs, to modify the operational conditions of existing units reveals itself as possibly the most economical way to decrease N-2 O and CO2 emissions without deterioration of effluent quality. Nowadays the treatment of the gaseous streams containing the GHG seems to be a not suitable option due to the high capital costs of systems involved to capture and clean them. The change of WWTP configuration by using microalgae or partial nitritation-Anammox processes to remove ammonia from wastewater, instead of conventional nitrification-denitrification processes, can significantly reduce the GHG emissions and the energy consumed. However, the area required in the case of microalgae systems and the current lack of information about stability of partial nitritation-Anammox processes operating in the main stream of the WWTP are factors to be considered.  
  Address [Campos, J. L.; Valenzuela-Heredia, D.] Univ Adolfo Ibanez, Fac Ingn & Ciencias, Ave Padre Hurtado 750, Vina Del Mar 2520000, Chile, Email: jluis.campos@uai.cl  
  Corporate Author Thesis  
  Publisher Hindawi Publishing Corp Place of Publication Editor  
  Language English Summary Language Original Title  
  Series Editor Series Title Abbreviated Series Title  
  Series Volume Series Issue Edition  
  ISSN 2090-9063 ISBN Medium  
  Area Expedition Conference  
  Notes WOS:000375296900001 Approved  
  Call Number UAI @ eduardo.moreno @ Serial 620  
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Author Cofre, C.; Campos, J.L.; Valenzuela-Heredia, D.; Pavissich, J.P.; Camus, N.; Belmonte, M.; Pedrouso, A.; Carrera, P.; Mosquera-Corral, A.; Val del Rio, A. pdf  doi
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  Title Novel system configuration with activated sludge like-geometry to develop aerobic granular biomass under continuous flow Type
  Year 2018 Publication Bioresource Technology Abbreviated Journal Bioresour. Technol.  
  Volume 267 Issue Pages 778-781  
  Keywords Continuous flow; Feast/famine length ratio; Granular biomass; Two tanks system  
  Abstract A novel continuous flow system with “flat geometry” composed by two completely mixed aerobic tanks in series and a settler was used to promote the formation of aerobic granular sludge. Making similarities of this system with a typical sequencing batch reactor (SBR), for aerobic granules cultivation, the value of the tank 1/tank 2 vol ratio and the biomass recirculation rate would correspond with the feast/famine length ratio and the length of the operational cycle, respectively, while the settler upflow liquid velocity imposed would be related to the settling time. From the three experiments performed the best results were obtained when the tank 1/tank 2 vol ratio was of 0.28, the sludge recycling ratio of 0.25 and the settler upflow velocity of 2.5 m/h. At these conditions the aggregates had settling velocities between 29 and 113 m/h, sludge volume index at 10 min (SVI10) of 70 mL/g TSS and diameters between 1.0 and 5.0 mm.  
  Address [Cofre, C.] Univ Tecn Federico Santa Maria, Chem & Environm Engn Dept, Ave Espana 1680, Valparaiso, Chile, Email: jluis.campos@uai.cl  
  Corporate Author Thesis  
  Publisher Elsevier Sci Ltd Place of Publication Editor  
  Language English Summary Language Original Title  
  Series Editor Series Title Abbreviated Series Title  
  Series Volume Series Issue Edition  
  ISSN 0960-8524 ISBN Medium  
  Area Expedition Conference  
  Notes WOS:000441876100094 Approved  
  Call Number UAI @ eduardo.moreno @ Serial 911  
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Author Crutchik, D.; Franchi, O.; Caminos, L.; Jeison, D.; Belmonte, M.; Pedrouso, A.; Val del Rio, A.; Mosquera-Corral, A.; Campos, J.L. doi  openurl
  Title Polyhydroxyalkanoates (PHAs) Production: A Feasible Economic Option for the Treatment of Sewage Sludge in Municipal Wastewater Treatment Plants? Type
  Year 2020 Publication Water Abbreviated Journal Water  
  Volume 12 Issue 4 Pages 12 pp  
  Keywords anaerobic digestion; bioplastics; economic analysis; methane; resource recovery; sewage sludge; WWTP size  
  Abstract Sludge is a by-product of municipal wastewater treatment plants (WWTPs) and its management contributes significantly to the operating costs. Large WWTPs usually have anaerobic sludge digesters to valorize sludge as methane and to reduce its mass. However, the low methane market price opens the possibility for generating other high value-added products from the organic matter in sludge, such as polyhydroxyalkanoates (PHAs). In this work, the economic feasibility of retrofitting two types of WWTPs to convert them into biofactories of crude PHAs was studied. Two cases were analyzed: (a) a large WWTP with anaerobic sludge digestion; and (b) a small WWTP where sludge is only dewatered. In a two-stage PHA-production system (biomass enrichment plus PHAs accumulation), the minimum PHAs cost would be 1.26 and 2.26 US$/kg PHA-crude for the large and small WWTPs, respectively. In a single-stage process, where a fraction of the secondary sludge (25%) is directly used to accumulate PHAs, the production costs would decrease by around 15.9% (small WWTPs) and 19.0% (large WWTPs), since capital costs associated with bioreactors decrease. Sensitivity analysis showed that the PHA/COD (Chemical Oxygen Demand) yield is the most crucial parameter affecting the production costs. The energy, methane, and sludge management prices also have an essential effect on the production costs, and their effect depends on the WWTP's size.  
  Address [Crutchik, Dafne; Franchi, Oscar; Caminos, Luis; Luis Campos, Jose] Univ Adolfo Ibanez, Fac Engn & Sci, Ave Padre Hurtado 750, Vina Del Mar 2520000, Chile, Email: dafne.crutchik@uai.cl;  
  Corporate Author Thesis  
  Publisher Mdpi Place of Publication Editor  
  Language English Summary Language Original Title  
  Series Editor Series Title Abbreviated Series Title  
  Series Volume Series Issue Edition  
  ISSN 2073-4441 ISBN Medium  
  Area Expedition Conference  
  Notes WOS:000539527500195 Approved  
  Call Number UAI @ eduardo.moreno @ Serial 1189  
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Author Diaz, C.; Belmonte, M.; Campos, J.L.; Franchi, O.; Faundez, M.; Vidal, G.; Argiz, L.; Pedrouso, A.; del Rio, A.V.; Mosquera-Corral, A. doi  openurl
  Title Limits of the anammox process in granular systems to remove nitrogen at low temperature and nitrogen concentration Type
  Year 2020 Publication Process Safety And Environmental Protection Abbreviated Journal Process Saf. Environ. Protect.  
  Volume 138 Issue Pages 349-355  
  Keywords Anammox; Dissolved oxygen; Granular biomass; Nitrogen; SRT; Temperature  
  Abstract When partial nitritation-anammox (PN-AMX) processes are applied to treat the mainstream in wastewater treatment plants (WWTPs), it is difficult to fulfil the total nitrogen (TN) quality requirements established by the European Union (<10g TN/m(3)). The operation of the anammox process was evaluated here in a continuous stirred tank reactor operated at 15 degrees C and fed with concentrations of 50 g TN/m(3) (1.30 +/- 0.23 g NO2- -N/g NH4+-N). Two different aspects were identified as crucial, limiting nitrogen removal efficiency. On the one hand, the oxygen transferred from the air in contact with the mixed liquor surface favoured the nitrite oxidation to nitrate (up to 75 %) and this nitrate, in addition to the amount produced from the anammox reaction itself, worsened the effluent quality. On the other hand, the mass transfer of ammonium and nitrite to be converted inside the anammox granules involves relatively large values of apparent affinity constants (k(NH4+app) : 0.50 g NH4+-N/m(3) ; k(NO2-app) 0.17 g NO2--N/m(3)) that favour the presence of these nitrogen compounds in the produced effluent. The careful isolation of the reactor from air seeping and the fixation of right hydraulic and solids retention times are expected to help the maintenance of stability and effluent quality. (C) 2020 Institution of Chemical Engineers. Published by Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.  
  Address [Diaz, Claudia; Belmonte, Marisol] Univ Playa Ancha, Fac Ingn, Lab Biotecnol Medio Ambiente & Ingn LABMAI, Avda Leopoldo Carvallo 270, Valparaiso 2340000, Chile, Email: jluis.campos@uai.cl  
  Corporate Author Thesis  
  Publisher Elsevier Place of Publication Editor  
  Language English Summary Language Original Title  
  Series Editor Series Title Abbreviated Series Title  
  Series Volume Series Issue Edition  
  ISSN 0957-5820 ISBN Medium  
  Area Expedition Conference  
  Notes WOS:000538807400005 Approved  
  Call Number UAI @ eduardo.moreno @ Serial 1193  
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