Centrifugal Bioreactors and Their Application in Remediation

Heath H. Herman, Weimin Lin, Peter J. Petrecca, Tod M. Herman, Christopher S. Bates, Robert Simmons, John Houghton

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Abstract

A new approach to the maintenance of large microbial populations for bioremediation purposes has been developed in which a centrifugal bioreactor is used to immobilize microbial populations at extremely high density. The cells are ordered into a three-dimensional array through which wastewater or groundwater volumes may be flowed, unimpeded by frits or screens. The process methodology is independent of the type, shape, or viability of the individual cells immobilized and, thus, may be adapted to many different bioremediation needs. The utilization of this new process has been explored for three different types of remediation: the removal of heavy metals from wastewater, the aerobic degradation of methyl-tert-butyl ether (MTBE), and the anaerobic reduction of nitrate to nitrogen gas. This article discusses the use of centrifugal bioreactors and their application in remediation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)15-33
Number of pages19
JournalRemediation
Volume11
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2001
Externally publishedYes

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Bioremediation
Bioreactors
Remediation
bioremediation
bioreactor
Wastewater
remediation
wastewater
MTBE
Heavy metals
Groundwater
Nitrates
Ethers
viability
Cells
heavy metal
nitrate
Nitrogen
Degradation
degradation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Environmental Engineering
  • Waste Management and Disposal
  • Pollution

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Herman, H. H., Lin, W., Petrecca, P. J., Herman, T. M., Bates, C. S., Simmons, R., & Houghton, J. (2001). Centrifugal Bioreactors and Their Application in Remediation. Remediation, 11(4), 15-33. https://doi.org/10.1002/rem.1012

Centrifugal Bioreactors and Their Application in Remediation. / Herman, Heath H.; Lin, Weimin; Petrecca, Peter J.; Herman, Tod M.; Bates, Christopher S.; Simmons, Robert; Houghton, John.

In: Remediation, Vol. 11, No. 4, 01.01.2001, p. 15-33.

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Herman, HH, Lin, W, Petrecca, PJ, Herman, TM, Bates, CS, Simmons, R & Houghton, J 2001, 'Centrifugal Bioreactors and Their Application in Remediation', Remediation, vol. 11, no. 4, pp. 15-33. https://doi.org/10.1002/rem.1012
Herman HH, Lin W, Petrecca PJ, Herman TM, Bates CS, Simmons R et al. Centrifugal Bioreactors and Their Application in Remediation. Remediation. 2001 Jan 1;11(4):15-33. https://doi.org/10.1002/rem.1012
Herman, Heath H. ; Lin, Weimin ; Petrecca, Peter J. ; Herman, Tod M. ; Bates, Christopher S. ; Simmons, Robert ; Houghton, John. / Centrifugal Bioreactors and Their Application in Remediation. In: Remediation. 2001 ; Vol. 11, No. 4. pp. 15-33.
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