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Author Carrera, P.; Mosquera-Corral, A.; Mendez, R.; Campos, J.L.; del Rio, A.V. pdf  doi
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  Title Pulsed aeration enhances aerobic granular biomass properties Type
  Year 2019 Publication (up) Biochemical Engineering Journal Abbreviated Journal Biochem. Eng. J.  
  Volume 149 Issue Pages 7 pp  
  Keywords Aerobic granular sludge; Pulsed aeration; Phosphate accumulating organisms; Low-strength wastewater  
  Abstract The reduced footprint of Aerobic Granular Sludge (AGS) systems constitutes a good alternative to conventional treatments, despite their associated drawbacks (long start-up periods and high aeration requirements for granules formation and integrity). This study presents a pulsed aeration regime as a strategy to overcome these problems. Two AGS sequencing batch reactors (SBRs) were operated treating low-strength wastewater (190 mg COD/L) with pulses of 1 s ON/2 s OFF (R1) and continuous aeration (R2). Initially, different superficial gas velocities (SGV) of 3.6 cm/s (R1) and 1.2 cm/s (R2) were imposed for the same airflow (448 L/cycle). The granulation process was completed in 38 days for R1 whereas it took 48 days for R2. Denser and smaller granules were formed with pulsed regime and phosphate accumulating organisms were developed faster. The removal efficiencies were practically the same in both SBRs, being of 85% for COD, 95% for phosphorus and 30% for nitrogen. After granules formation the airflow in both reactors was reduced. For a SGV of 1.2 cm/s both systems behaved similarly. The minimum SGV required to maintain a uniform mixture of the biomass inside the reactor was 1.2 (R1) and 0.5 cm/s (R2), meaning less air consumption in the pulsed system (149 L/cycle) compared to the continuous one (179 L/min). Therefore, pulsed aeration successfully reduced granulation periods and aeration requirements in AGS systems.  
  Address [Carrera, P.; Mosquera-Corral, A.; Mendez, R.; Val del Rio, A.] Univ Santiago de Compostela, Dept Chem Engn, Sch Engn, E-15782 Santiago De Compostela, Spain, Email: paula.carrera@usc.es;  
  Corporate Author Thesis  
  Publisher Elsevier Science Bv Place of Publication Editor  
  Language English Summary Language Original Title  
  Series Editor Series Title Abbreviated Series Title  
  Series Volume Series Issue Edition  
  ISSN 1369-703x ISBN Medium  
  Area Expedition Conference  
  Notes WOS:000475997900003 Approved  
  Call Number UAI @ eduardo.moreno @ Serial 1014  
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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 (up) 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  
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  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 Carrera, P.; Campo, R.; Mendez, R.; Di Bella, G.; Campos, J.L.; Mosquera-Corral, A.; Val del Rio, A. pdf  doi
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  Title Does the feeding strategy enhance the aerobic granular sludge stability treating saline effluents? Type
  Year 2019 Publication (up) Chemosphere Abbreviated Journal Chemosphere  
  Volume 226 Issue Pages 865-873  
  Keywords Aerobic granular sludge; Fish canning wastewater; Nutrients removal; Salinity; AOB  
  Abstract The development and stability of aerobic granular sludge (AGS) was studied in two Sequencing Batch Reactors (SBRs) treating fish canning wastewater. R1 cycle comprised a fully aerobic reaction phase, while R2 cycle included a plug-flow anaerobic feeding/reaction followed by an aerobic reaction phase. The performance of the AGS reactors was compared treating the same effluents with variable salt concentrations (4.97-13.45 g NaCl/L) and organic loading rates (OLR, 1.80-6.65 kg CODs/(m(3).d)). Granulation process was faster in R2 (day 34) than in R1 (day 90), however the granular biomass formed in the fully aerobic configuration was more stable to the variable feeding composition. Thus, in R1 solid retention times (SRT), up to 15.2 days, longer than in R2, up to 5.8 days, were achieved. These long SRT5 values helped the retention of nitrifying organisms and provoked the increase of the nitrogen removal efficiency to 80% in R1 while it was approximately of 40% in R2. However, the presence of an anaerobic feeding/reaction phase increased the organic matter removal efficiency in R2 (80-90%) which was higher than in R1 with a fully aerobic phase (75-85%). Furthermore, in R2 glycogen-accumulating organisms (GAOs) dominated inside the granules instead of phosphorous-accumulating organisms (PADS), suggesting that GAOs resist better the stressful conditions of a variable and high-saline influent. In terms of AGS properties an anaerobic feeding/reaction phase is not beneficial, however it enables the production of a better quality effluent. (C) 2019 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.  
  Address [Carrera, P.; Mendez, R.; Mosquera-Corral, A.; Val del Rio, A.] Univ Santiago de Compostela, Sch Engn, Dept Chem Engn, E-15782 Santiago De Compostela, Galicia, Spain, Email: paula.carrera@usc.es;  
  Corporate Author Thesis  
  Publisher Pergamon-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 0045-6535 ISBN Medium  
  Area Expedition Conference  
  Notes WOS:000468709500094 Approved  
  Call Number UAI @ eduardo.moreno @ Serial 1020  
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Author Pavissich, J.P.; Camus, N.; Campos, J.L.; Franchi, O.; Pedrouso, A.; Carrera, P.; del Rio, A.V.; Mosquera-Corral, A. doi  openurl
  Title Monitoring the stability of aerobic granular sludge using fractal dimension analysis Type
  Year 2021 Publication (up) Environmental Science-Water Research Technology Abbreviated Journal Environ. Sci-Wat Res.  
  Volume 7 Issue 4 Pages 706-713  
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  Abstract Cyclic episodes of granules formation and disintegration took place in two lab-scale aerobic granular sludge sequencing batch reactors, one fed with synthetic wastewater (COD: 0.6 g L-1 and NH4+-N: 0.06 g L-1) and operated at a constant organic loading rate (2.5 g COD per L d), and the other fed with real wastewater (soluble COD: 0.27-1.37 and NH4+-N: 0.02-0.16 g L-1) and with a variable loading rate (between 1.1 and 5.5 g CODsoluble per L d). The sludge volume index, density and diameter (mean value and relative standard deviation) of the granular biomass showed great fluctuations, without any clear tendency during the operational period. However, changes in granules fractal dimension values (both mean and relative standard deviation) matched with the formation and disintegration dynamics of the granular biomass. Statistical data analysis showed that the relative standard deviation of the granules fractal dimension could be a useful parameter for monitoring the granules status. Indeed, an increase of its value during the maturation or steady-state granulation stages is an early warning of disintegration episodes. A control strategy to maintain granules integrity based on this parameter is proposed.  
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  ISSN 2053-1400 ISBN Medium  
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  Notes WOS:000637878900002 Approved  
  Call Number UAI @ alexi.delcanto @ Serial 1369  
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