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Treatment By Living Organism

Treatment By Living Organism patent applications listed include Date, Patent Application Number, Patent Title, Patent Abstract summary and are linked to the corresponding patent application page.

09/18/14 - 20140263038 - Method for control of deleterious microbes in oil and gas and other industrial fluids
A method of controlling sulfides in water systems is disclosed which includes injecting 9,10 anthraquinone into the water system and injecting a nitrate or nitrite into the water system....

08/21/14 - 20140231344 - Seawater desalination method
A seawater desalination method of the present invention includes the steps of obtaining ultrafiltration membrane-treated water by subjecting seawater (2) to an ultrafiltration membrane treatment; obtaining membrane bioreactor-treated water by subjecting organic wastewater (1) to a membrane bioreactor treatment; obtaining mixed water by mixing the ultrafiltration membrane-treated water and the...

04/17/14 - 20140102975 - Process for reducing bio-corrosion in water systems
Bacterial contamination of industrial water systems lead to bacterial induced corrosion. This invention provides a method for control of corrosion of industrial water systems caused by bacteria by the destruction of targeted problematic bacteria with naturally occurring, non-engineered bacteriophage virulent for targeted bacteria. The invention also provides a staged sequencing...

03/06/14 - 20140061123 - Prevention and remediation of petroleum reservoir souring and corrosion by treatment with virulent bacteriophage
There is provided a safe, natural, environmentally sound means of controlling bacterial contamination, corrosion, and souring of oil and gas wells and reservoirs that result from bacteria-contaminated water in a well. In one aspect it is a process for remediation of souring of petroleum reservoirs and coalbeds by adding to...

02/13/14 - 20140042084 - Method and apparatus for cleaning a filtration cassette of a membrane bio-reactor
A method and apparatus for cleaning a membrane bioreactor having a stack of generally vertically oriented membrane filter plates mounted in a filtration chamber containing wastewater. In a first cleaning phase, air is supplied to a first discharge zone under the stack to discharge gas bubbles into the wastewater at...

12/26/13 - 20130341266 - Altering metabolism in biological processes
Compositions of peptides and surface-active agents are described, as are methods of making and using such compositions. The compositions are capable of affecting metabolic rates in biological systems, and to accelerate nutrient uptake without a concomitant increase in biofilm production....

12/19/13 - 20130334131 - Identification of and compositions containing polyphosphate accumulating bacteria
Provided are compositions comprising polyphosphate accumulating bacteria as well as a method for identifying said polyphosphate accumulating bacteria. Additionally provided is a method for treating various substances with said compositions....

12/12/13 - 20130327708 - Anaerobic lagoon or tank having a flow-splitter tank
An anaerobic lagoon wastewater treatment system has a flow-splitter tank for accurately dividing a flow of raw, untreated wastewater. The system is designed as an earthen basin or as a tank and includes at least one partitioning element for providing two connected wastewater treatment zones. The first wastewater treatment zone...

12/05/13 - 20130319933 - Bioaugmentation using floating mixer
The present invention is directed toward a device and method of dispensing biological solutions into a wastewater treatment system containing a floating mixer adapted to dispense biological solutions. The floating mixer with dispensing capabilities is strategically positioned within water holding areas, such as ponds or lagoons. The floating mixer and...

11/07/13 - 20130292328 - Recombinant cell transformed by an arabidopsis thaliana atpase athma1 sequence
This invention corresponds to a bacteria or preferably a yeast, which in its natural state presents a reduced tolerance to heavy metals, but when genetically transformed following this invention, with a vegetal-origin gene, presents high tolerance to heavy metals. Specifically, the cell in the invention is transformed with a vector...

08/29/13 - 20130220919 - Method for recovering phosphate salts from a liquid
The invention relates to a method for completely separating phosphate from a liquid and for recovering phosphate salts in a reactor, which is equipped with two groups of electrodes having differing polarities, wherein the sacrificial electrodes consist of a magnesium-containing material, and wherein said method comprises the following method steps:...

08/22/13 - 20130213882 - Marine bacterial liquid for degradation of high-molecular-weight polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons and the preparation method thereof
A composite marine bacterial liquid for the synergic degradation of high-molecular-weight polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (HMW PAHs) and the preparation method thereof. The composite marine bacterial liquid is generated by mixing the fermented culture liquid of a stain of Cycloclasticus sp. PY97M and a stain of Marinobacter sp. D15-8W, the cell...

07/25/13 - 20130186822 - Low energy forward osmosis membrane water processing system
Described herein are systems and processes employing a low energy forward osmosis membrane water processing system to simultaneously (1) detoxify reverse osmosis (RO) residual (reject) brines from ground water treatment, and (2) expand available industrial and agricultural ground water supplies....

07/11/13 - 20130175215 - Engineered wetland device of continuous operation for wastewater treatment under low temperature
Constructed wetland wastewater treatment equipment under low temperature for continuous operation which includes: three-section substrates filled in a constructed wetland, ventilation pipes being arranged in the substrates, a height of a bed of the constructed wetland being higher than a height of the substrates; a double wall being filled with...

04/25/13 - 20130098836 - Bio-mechanical wastesolution treatment system
Wastesolution treatment systems and methods are provided which may remove particulates and hydrocarbons from wastesolution. Embodiments may be used to treat scrubber wastesolution from exhaust gas cleaning (“EGC”) systems. Some embodiments may be used with terrestrial EGC systems and others may be used for maritime ship EGC systems. Certain embodiments...

04/18/13 - 20130092626 - Bubble generation for aeration and other purposes
Uses of a method of producing small bubbles of gas in a liquid include gas transfer in airlift bioreactors and anaerobic digesters, and particle separation. The method uses a source of the gas under pressure, a conduit opening into a liquid and oscillating the gas passing along the conduit. The...

03/14/13 - 20130062281 - Method and apparatus for treatment of wastewater
Introducing a combination of high surface area growth media and biological reactants into a sewage treatment process with or without additional reaction to improve and increase capacity of a given process. The high surface area media and biological reactants can be dispersed at strategic locations in a new or existing...

01/24/13 - 20130020254 - Ballasted sequencing batch reactor system and method for treating wastewater
A ballasted sequencing batch reactor system for treating wastewater including one or more sequencing batch reactors. A weighting agent impregnation subsystem is configured to mix biological flocs and weighting agent to form weighted biological flocs. A weighting agent recovery subsystem is configured to recover weighting agent from the weighted biological...

12/06/12 - 20120305475 - Method for reducing organic waste in waste water
A method of treating waste water is disclosed which comprises placing a porous container such as a mesh bag containing a gelatinous culture of vegetative bacteria into waste water. The gelatinous culture dissolves over time and releases the bacteria contained therein. In some embodiments, the porous container may be reclaimed...

09/27/12 - 20120241374 - Method of treating waste water produced during preparing nitro compound
This invention relates to a method of treating waste water produced during the nitration of compounds, which includes an appropriate pretreatment process and a vacuum evaporation process, so that acidic or alkaline aqueous waste water which is difficult to treat via conventional processes can be easily treated without performing microorganism...

08/23/12 - 20120211416 - System and method for enhancing a wastewater treatment process
A system for enhancing an activated sludge process including at least one biological reactor. A weighting agent impregnation subsystem is coupled to the biological reactor for mixing biological flocs and weighting agent to impregnate the weighting agent into the biological flocs to form weighted biological flocs. A weighting agent recovery...

07/05/12 - 20120168372 - Prevention and remediation of petroleum reservoir souring and corrosion by treatment with virulent bacteriophage
Petroleum reservoir souring caused by microbially induced production of hydrogen sulphide and other sulphur compounds and the attendant corrosion are remediated by isolating bacteriophage specific for the problematic bacteria (target bacteria) and adding an effective amount of such bacteriophage to water introduced into or resident in the reservoir to kill...

06/14/12 - 20120145627 - Anaerobic fermentation to produce biogas
A process and apparatus for the anaerobic digestion of organic wastes, preferably to also produce a useful biogas, is described. The waste may have a total solids (TS) concentration of 6% or less while a digester is operated at a higher solids concentration, for example with a feed TS concentration...

05/24/12 - 20120125837 - Anaerobic digestion process and apparatus
Apparatus (10) for anaerobic digestion of organic waste, comprises a reaction chamber (12) and a gas pressure regulator (14). The reaction chamber (12) comprises a first cell (20) and a second cell (22) linked by a passageway (24) for flow of organic waste slurry from a lower or bottom region...

04/26/12 - 20120097606 - Method for treating wastewater containing ammonia nitrogen
The present invention provides a method for treating wastewater containing ammonia nitrogen, in which an entire nitrification reaction to convert ammonia nitrogen to nitrate nitrogen via nitrite nitrogen is promoted by allowing nitrifying bacteria to perform the nitrification reaction in the presence of an intermicrobial signaling molecule....

03/22/12 - 20120067815 - Hybrid bioartificial kidney
A bioartificial kidney equivalent and a process for producing the bioartificial kidney equivalent. The hybrid bioartificial kidney comprises human proximal and distal renal tubule cells grown on particular synthetic membranes....

03/15/12 - 20120061315 - Method of recovering potassium from waste waters for use in purification of waste water, including the waste water from which the potassium is recycled, while retaining the potassium in forms suitable for use as a nutrient in growing microbes, plants and algae
A method for recovering and/or utilizing potassium from waste waters for a plurality of applications. As algae and plants are able to survive and flourish in environments with high salt concentrations, waste waters containing potassium can be applied as fertilizers to the growth of microbes, algae and plants. The microbes,...

02/09/12 - 20120031835 - Reactor inlet
The invention relates to a reactor for anaerobically purifying waster water, especially waste water from the paper industry, comprising a reactor vessel, several inlets arranged in the bottom region of the reactor vessel to feed waste water to be purified into the reactor, at least one outlet for discharging purified...

01/26/12 - 20120018372 - Sludge extraction system for biological waste water reactors
A reactor for biological purification of waste water includes a reactor vessel having a substantially flat or a round bottom, at least one supply pipe arranged in a lower region of the reactor vessel for feeding the waste water to be purified into the reactor, at least one fluid discharge...

11/17/11 - 20110278219 - Apparatus for treatment of fluid streams and method of conducting same
An apparatus for contacting a fluid stream with microorganisms is provided, the apparatus comprising a housing having a contacting chamber therein defined by a wall of the housing; a first inlet for the fluid stream to be treated; a first outlet for removing a liquid culture medium stream containing microorganisms;...

11/10/11 - 20110272347 - High-rate anaerobic pool bioreactor
The present application related to a high-rate anaerobic pool bioreactor (“BLAAT”) as an improved processing unit for treating biodegradable wastewater, which allows the conversion of a low-performance rate traditional system, such as the anaerobic pool, into an efficient, compact system that enables clean energy to be recovered in the from...

11/10/11 - 20110272348 - Iron-mediated remediation within nonaquous phase liquid
The present invention relates to remediation of hazardous waste sites. In particular, the present invention relates to compositions and methods for remediation of environmental contaminants in non-aqueous phase liquids (NAPLs)....

10/20/11 - 20110253623 - Methods and compositions to aggregate algae
The present invention comprises methods and compositions for aggregating algae so as to separate the algal cells from an aqueous algae suspension. A bioflocculent, comprising a composition comprising a bacteria, is used to aggregate the algae....

10/13/11 - 20110247976 - Method of staggered release or exposure of microorganisms for biological remediation of hydrocarbons and other organic matter
A methodology, and related systems and structures for accomplishing the methodology, of biological remediation of hazardous or undesirable organic matter, wherein a plurality of carrier members are disposed in a localized retaining member, the carrier members releasing or exposing microorganisms to the undesirable organic matter on a staggered basis over...

09/15/11 - 20110220570 - Heavy metal remediation system
The invention provides a system of heavy metal sequestration by bacteria. The bacteria expresses the ppk, mt, and/or β-galactosidase (lacZ) genes and can tolerate at least 25 μM mercury, 1,000 μM zinc, 250 μM cadmium, and 3,000 μM Pb. The system allows for facile determination of the presence of heavy...

09/01/11 - 20110210065 - Device and method for treating water involving a filtration through at least one submerged membrane
The invention relates to a device and a method for treating water to be treated, said method involving a filtration through at least one membrane coupled to an activated sludge reaction chamber, characterised in that added particles are present in at least one volume of activated sludge in contact with...

06/23/11 - 20110147303 - Bioretention system with high internal high flow bypass
The invention provides a bioretention system comprising one or more chambers and a high flow bypass system with top and bottom weirs for water filtration and storm water flow management. The invention also provides methods that are useful for managing storm water flow and inhibiting the flow of pollutants, debris,...

06/16/11 - 20110139712 - Method and apparatus for generating fresh water, and method and apparatus for desalinating sea water
An object is to provide a fresh water generating method that is capable of efficiently producing purified water, such as fresh water, from unpurified water, such as sea water. Provided is a fresh water generating method for generating fresh water by way of reverse osmosis membrane filtration, which includes mixing...

05/05/11 - 20110100902 - Mixing device, system and method for anaerobic digestion
The present invention relates to a device for digesting organic matter comprising: a vessel having an interior with side walls for containing a material capable of processing the organic matter, and a plate positioned within the interior of the vessel for concentrating the material on a lower section of the...

05/05/11 - 20110100903 - Method for determining physiological state of microbial community and wastewater treatment method
The present invention provides a method for determining the physiological state of a microbial community, which rapidly and precisely determines the physiological state of a microbial community present in a treatment tank of a wastewater biological treatment facility; and a wastewater treatment method utilizing the same. In the method for...

03/17/11 - 20110062079 - Process for treating water by a nanofiltration or reverse osmosis membrane system enabling high conversion rates due to the elimination of organic matter
The invention relates to a process for treating freshwater, sea water, brackish water or water exiting a drinking water treatment plant containing organic matter, with a view to the potabilization thereof, recycling thereof, desalination thereof, or with a view to the purification thereof for an industrial application, said process comprising...

02/24/11 - 20110042305 - Gas actuated mixing system and method
A gas bubble agitated mixing system for viscous fluids comprising: a container (1) in which a viscous fluid (2) may be held; one or more gas pipes (6), each gas pipe having an outlet (8) arranged to introduce gas bubbles (9) into the base region of the container (1), said...

02/24/11 - 20110042306 - Method and apparatus for generating fresh water, and method and apparatus for desalinating sea water
An object is to provide a sea water desalinating method that is capable of efficiently producing purified water, such as fresh water, from unpurified water, such as sea water. Provided is a fresh water generating method for generating fresh water by way of reverse osmosis membrane filtration, which includes mixing...

02/03/11 - 20110024351 - Method and apparatus for biological treatment of spent caustic
The invention provides a method and apparatus for biologically treating a spent caustic to provide a treated spent caustic, said method comprising the steps of: (a) passing a spent caustic stream (25) comprising water, alkali metal hydroxide and sulphide to a first bioreactor (30); (b) biologically oxidising sulphide in the...

12/16/10 - 20100314310 - Anaerobic digestion process and apparatus
A method of anaerobically digesting organic material, comprising: providing a reaction chamber (12) comprising first and second cells (20,22) linked by a passageway (24) for flow of organic waste slurry from a bottom region of one cell to a bottom region of another cell; placing an organic waste slurry (S)...

11/04/10 - 20100276360 - Methods, apparatus and systems for polishing wastewater utilizing natural media filtration
Wastewater treatment systems, methods and apparatus for polishing a wastewater stream comprising a plurality of contaminants are provided. One system includes a vessel containing a plurality of natural media filtration agents selected to remove selected ones of the plurality of contaminants from the wastewater stream. In one embodiment, the vessel...

10/28/10 - 20100270235 - Bouyant water heating device
A buoyant water heating device that may be used in a natural setting, such as a pond or lake, or in a man-made water-containing apparatus, such as a pool or water-treatment lagoon. The device comprises a water-filled, generally cylindrical anchor member coupled to a hollow, generally annular base member, and...

08/12/10 - 20100200495 - Microbial fuel cell treatment of fuel process wastewater
The present invention is directed to a method for cleansing fuel processing effluent containing carbonaceous compounds and inorganic salts, the method comprising contacting the fuel processing effluent with an anode of a microbial fuel ell, the anode containing microbes thereon which oxidatively degrade one or more of the carbonaceous compounds...

06/03/10 - 20100133175 - Filtered assay device and method
A method and device is provided for collecting filterable material to perform assays on a filtration apparatus by applying negative-pressure to the inlet chamber of the filtration apparatus which is independent of negative or positive pressure applied to its fluid path. The negative-pressure applied to the inlet chamber serves to...

03/11/10 - 20100059436 - Systems and methods for microbial reductive dechlorination of environmental contaminants
In preferred embodiments, bioremediation systems are provided that comprise electricigenic microbes that use electrons provided directly from the anode of an electrical bioremediation system to carry out reductive dehalogenation of halogenated hydrocarbon contaminants, including chlorinated solvents. The present invention also provides methods of performing in situ bioremediation of halogenated solvents...

01/07/10 - 20100000940 - Reactor comprising a supply distribution system for anaerobic waste water treatment
Disclosed is a reactor for anaerobically treating waste water, especially treating waste water from the paper industry. Said reactor comprises a reactor vessel, at least one supply pipe which is arranged in the bottom area of the reactor vessel and is used for feeding waste water that is to be...