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Title: Apparatus and method for biological purification of waste

Abstract

An apparatus is disclosed for containing a microorganism culture in an active exponential growth and delivering a supply of microorganisms to an environment containing wastes for bio-augmenting the biodegradation of the wastes. The apparatus comprises a bioreactor and an operably connected controller. The bioreactor has a bioreactor chamber for containing a supply of microorganisms, a second chamber for containing a supply of water and inorganic nutrients, and a third chamber for containing a supply of organic nutrients. The bioreactor is operably connected to the controller in which a first pump is operably connected in fluid communication between the bioreactor chamber and the second chamber and third chamber, and a second pump is operably connected in fluid communication between the bioreactor chamber and the environment containing wastes to be biodegraded. The controller further includes a timer and regulator operably connected to the first and second pumps to effectively maintain the microorganisms in exponential growth in the bioreactor chamber and to deliver microorganisms to an environment to be treated. Also, disclosed is a method for bio-augmenting the biodegradation of wastes.

Inventors:
 [1];  [2];  [3];  [4];  [5]
  1. (Mt. Sinai, NY)
  2. (Rockville Centre, NY)
  3. (East Moriches, NY)
  4. (Rocky Point, NY)
  5. (Yaphank, NY)
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
ASSOC UNIVERSITIES INC
OSTI Identifier:
871987
Patent Number(s):
5840182
Application Number:
08/867,946
Assignee:
Brookhaven Science Associates LLC (Upton, NY) BNL
DOE Contract Number:  
AC02-76CH00016
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
apparatus; method; biological; purification; waste; disclosed; containing; microorganism; culture; active; exponential; growth; delivering; supply; microorganisms; environment; wastes; bio-augmenting; biodegradation; comprises; bioreactor; operably; connected; controller; chamber; water; inorganic; nutrients; third; organic; pump; fluid; communication; biodegraded; timer; regulator; pumps; effectively; maintain; deliver; treated; environment containing; apparatus comprises; fluid communication; operably connected; third chamber; reactor chamber; apparatus comprise; organic nutrient; containing wastes; exponential growth; microorganism culture; deliver microorganisms; containing waste; active exponential; biological purification; /210/435/

Citation Formats

Lucido, John A., Keenan, Daniel, Premuzic, Eugene T., Lin, Mow S., and Shelenkova, Ludmila. Apparatus and method for biological purification of waste. United States: N. p., 1998. Web.
Lucido, John A., Keenan, Daniel, Premuzic, Eugene T., Lin, Mow S., & Shelenkova, Ludmila. Apparatus and method for biological purification of waste. United States.
Lucido, John A., Keenan, Daniel, Premuzic, Eugene T., Lin, Mow S., and Shelenkova, Ludmila. Tue . "Apparatus and method for biological purification of waste". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/871987.
@article{osti_871987,
title = {Apparatus and method for biological purification of waste},
author = {Lucido, John A. and Keenan, Daniel and Premuzic, Eugene T. and Lin, Mow S. and Shelenkova, Ludmila},
abstractNote = {An apparatus is disclosed for containing a microorganism culture in an active exponential growth and delivering a supply of microorganisms to an environment containing wastes for bio-augmenting the biodegradation of the wastes. The apparatus comprises a bioreactor and an operably connected controller. The bioreactor has a bioreactor chamber for containing a supply of microorganisms, a second chamber for containing a supply of water and inorganic nutrients, and a third chamber for containing a supply of organic nutrients. The bioreactor is operably connected to the controller in which a first pump is operably connected in fluid communication between the bioreactor chamber and the second chamber and third chamber, and a second pump is operably connected in fluid communication between the bioreactor chamber and the environment containing wastes to be biodegraded. The controller further includes a timer and regulator operably connected to the first and second pumps to effectively maintain the microorganisms in exponential growth in the bioreactor chamber and to deliver microorganisms to an environment to be treated. Also, disclosed is a method for bio-augmenting the biodegradation of wastes.},
doi = {},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {1998},
month = {11}
}

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