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Braz. j. biol ; 83: e248305, 2023. tab
Article in English | MEDLINE, LILACS, VETINDEX | ID: biblio-1339359

ABSTRACT

Abstract Fertilization with dehydrated sewage sludge can speed up the recovery process of degraded areas due to nutrients concentration, favoring the development of pioneer plants such as Acacia auriculiformis A. Cunn. ex Beth (Fabales: Fabaceae) and the emergence of insects. This study aimed the evaluation of chewing, pollinating insects, predators, their ecological indices and relationships on A. auriculiformis plants fertilized with dehydrated sewage sludge. The experimental design was completely randomized with two treatments (with and without dehydrated sewage sludge) and 24 repetitions. The prevalence of chewing insects Parasyphraea sp. (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae), Nasutitermes sp. (Blattodea: Termitidae), and Tropidacris collaris (Stoll, 1813) (Orthoptera: Romaleidae), defoliation, and ecological indices of abundance of Coleoptera and Orthoptera were observed on fertilized A. auriculiformis. Acacia auriculiformis plants, with a superior number of branches/tree, revealed greater abundance of Coleoptera and Orthoptera, species richness of pollinating insects, defoliation, numbers of Parasyphraea sp. and T. collaris. The ones with larger leaves/branches displayed greater abundance of species richness of Coleoptera and Diabrotica speciosa (Germar, 1824) (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae). Therefore, the use of A. auriculiformis plants, fertilized with dehydrated sewage sludge, is promising in the recovery of degraded areas due to the ecological indices increase of chewing and pollinators insects and spiders in the analyzed area.


Resumo A fertilização com lodo de esgoto desidratado pode acelerar o processo de recuperação de áreas degradadas devido à concentração de nutrientes, favorecendo o desenvolvimento de plantas pioneiras tais como Acacia auriculiformis A. Cunn. ex Beth (Fabales: Fabaceae) e de seus insetos. O objetivo deste trabalho foi avaliar os insetos mastigadores, polinizadores e predadores e seus índices e relações ecológicas em plantas de A. auriculiformis fertilizadas com lodo de esgoto desidratado, em área degradada, durante 24 meses. O delineamento foi inteiramente casualizados com dois tratamentos (com e sem adubação com lodo de esgoto desidratado) e 24 repetições (uma repetição = uma planta). O maior número de insetos mastigadores Parasyphraea sp. (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae), Nasutitermes sp. (Blattodea: Termitidae) e Tropidacris collaris (Stoll, 1813) (Orthoptera: Romaleidae), de desfolha, e do índice ecológico abundância de Coleoptera e de Orthoptera foram maiores em plantas de A. auriculiformis fertilizadas do que nas não fertilizadas com lodo de esgoto desidratado. Plantas de A. auriculiformis, com maior quantidade de galhos/árvore, apresentaram maiores abundâncias de Coleoptera e Orthoptera, riqueza de espécies de insetos polinizadores, desfolha e números de Parasyphraea sp. e T. collaris, e as com maior folhas/galho os de riqueza de espécies de Coleoptera e Diabrotica speciosa (Germar, 1824) (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae). Por tanto, a utilização de A. auriculiformis, adubada com lodo de esgoto desidratado, é promissora na recuperação de áreas degradadas devido ao aumento dos índices ecológicos de insetos mastigadores, polinizadores e aranhas na área.


Subject(s)
Animals , Acacia , Fabaceae , Sewage , Fertilization , Insecta
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Braz. j. biol ; 83: e243874, 2023. graf
Article in English | MEDLINE, LILACS, VETINDEX | ID: biblio-1285606

ABSTRACT

Abstract In recent days, cheapest alternative carbon source for fermentation purpose is desirable to minimize production cost. Xylanases have become attractive enzymes as their potential in bio-bleaching of pulp and paper industry. The objective of the present study was to identify the potential ability on the xylanase production by locally isolated Bacillus pumilus BS131 by using waste fiber sludge and wheat bran media under submerged fermentation. Culture growth conditions were optimized to obtain significant amount of xylanase. Maximum xylanase production was recorded after 72 hours of incubation at 30 °C and 7 pH with 4.0% substrate concentration. In the nutshell, the production of xylanase using inexpensive waste fiber sludge and wheat-bran as an alternative in place of expensive xylan substrate was more cost effective and environment friendly.


Resumo Nos últimos dias, a fonte alternativa de carbono mais barata para fins de fermentação é desejável para minimizar o custo de produção. As xilanases têm se tornado enzimas atraentes como seu potencial no biobranqueamento da indústria de papel e celulose. O objetivo do presente estudo foi identificar a capacidade potencial na produção de xilanase por Bacillus pumilus BS131 isolado localmente usando lodo de fibra residual e farelo de trigo em meio de fermentação submersa. As condições de crescimento da cultura foram otimizadas para obter uma quantidade significativa de xilanase. A produção máxima de xilanase foi registrada após 72 horas de incubação a 30 °C e pH 7 com concentração de substrato de 4,0%. Resumindo, a produção de xilanase usando lodo de fibra residual de baixo custo e farelo de trigo como uma alternativa no lugar do substrato de xilano caro foi mais econômica e ecológica.


Subject(s)
Bacillus/metabolism , Bacillus pumilus/metabolism , Sewage , Temperature , Dietary Fiber , Endo-1,4-beta Xylanases/metabolism , Fermentation , Hydrogen-Ion Concentration
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Braz. j. biol ; 82: e240943, 2022. tab, graf
Article in English | MEDLINE, LILACS, VETINDEX | ID: biblio-1278469

ABSTRACT

Abstract The emergence of multi-drug resistant (MDR) bacterial strains, which are posing a global health threat has developed the interest of scientists to use bacteriophages instead of conventional antibiotics therapy. In light of an increased interest in the use of phage as a bacterial control agent, the study aimed to isolate and characterize lytic phages from sewage effluent. During the current study, bacteriophage AS1 was isolated from sewage effluent against E.coli S2. The lytic activity of phageAS1 was limited to E.coli S2 strain showing monovalent behavior. The calculated phage titer was 3.5×109 pfu/ml. PhageAS1 was stable at a wide range of pH and temperature. The maximum stability was recorded at 37ºC and pH 7.0, while showing its normal lytic activity at temperature 60ºC and from pH 5.0 to11.0 respectively. At temperature 70ºC, phage activity was somewhat reduced whereas, further increase in temperature and decrease or increase in pH completely inactivated the phage. From the current study, it was concluded that waste water is a best source for finding bacteriophages against multi-drug resistant bacterial strains and can be used as bacterial control agent.


Resumo O surgimento de cepas bacterianas multirresistentes (MDR), que representam uma ameaça global à saúde, desenvolveu o interesse dos cientistas em usar bacteriófagos em vez da terapia convencional com antibióticos. Diante do crescente interesse no uso de fago como agente de controle bacteriano, o estudo visou isolar e caracterizar fagos líticos de efluente de esgoto. Durante o estudo atual, o bacteriófago AS1 foi isolado de efluente de esgoto contra E. coli S2. A atividade lítica de phageAS1 foi limitada à cepa E. coli S2, apresentando comportamento monovalente. O título de fago calculado foi de 3,5 x 109 ufp/ml. PhageAS1 foi estável em uma ampla faixa de pH e temperatura. A estabilidade máxima foi registrada a 37ºC e pH 7,0, enquanto mostrou atividade lítica normal em temperatura de 60ºC e pH 5,0 a 11,0, respectivamente. Na temperatura de 70ºC, a atividade do fago foi um pouco reduzida, enquanto o aumento adicional da temperatura e a diminuição ou aumento do pH inativaram completamente o fago. Com base no estudo atual, concluiu-se que a água residual é a melhor fonte para encontrar bacteriófagos contra cepas bacterianas multirresistentes e pode ser usada como agente de controle bacteriano.


Subject(s)
Sewage , Bacteriophages , Pakistan , Temperature , Coliphages
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Braz. j. biol ; 82: e246116, 2022. tab, graf
Article in English | LILACS | ID: biblio-1249222

ABSTRACT

Abstract The main objective of the current study was to assess the impact of the water taken from the 'Tunisian Refining Industries Company' on meiobenthic nematodes, before and after a series of treatments in decantation basins followed by its discharge in Bizerte bay, Tunisia. The comparison of environmental parameters of the two types of water was clearly indicative of an improvement in the quality of treated waters after a significant reduction in their loads in hydrocarbons. Overall, the water retained a good quality after being treated by 'Tunisian Refining Industries Company' before discharge in the sea. At the end of the experiment, differential responses were observed according to the richness of sediment in organic matter and hydrocarbons. Thus, it was apparent that the nematode assemblage exposed to the treated waters was closer to controls and associated to higher values of abundance, than that under untreated ones. It was also assumed that the species Microlaimus honestus De Man, 1922, Paramonohystera proteus Wieser, 1956 and Cyartonema germanicum Juario, 1972 are sensitive bioindicators of bad environmental statues and of hydrocarbon presence in the environment. On the other hand, Metoncholaimus pristiurus (Zur Strassen, 1894) Filipjev, 1918 would rather be classified as a positive bioindicative species of this type of pollutants.


Resumo O principal objetivo do presente estudo foi avaliar o impacto da água retirada da "Tunisian Refining Industries Company" sobre os nematoides meiobentônicos, antes e depois de uma série de tratamentos em bacias de decantação seguidos de seu descarte na baía de Bizerte, Tunísia. A comparação dos parâmetros ambientais dos dois tipos de água foi claramente indicativa de uma melhoria na qualidade das águas tratadas após uma redução significativa das suas cargas em hidrocarbonetos. No geral, a água reteve uma boa qualidade após ser tratada pela "Tunisian Refining Industries Company" antes da descarga no mar. Ao final do experimento, foram observadas respostas diferenciais de acordo com a riqueza de sedimentos em matéria orgânica e hidrocarbonetos. Assim, ficou claro que a assembleia de nematoides exposta às águas tratadas estava mais próxima dos controles e associada a maiores valores de abundância do que nas não tratadas. Também foi assumido que as espécies Microlaimus honestus De Man, 1922, Paramonohystera proteus Wieser, 1956 e Cyartonema germanicum Juario, 1972 são bioindicadores sensíveis de más estátuas ambientais e da presença de hidrocarbonetos no meio ambiente. Por outro lado, Metoncholaimus pristiurus (Zur Strassen, 1894) Filipjev, 1918 preferiria ser classificado como uma espécie bioindicativa positiva deste tipo de poluentes.


Subject(s)
Humans , Animals , Water Pollutants, Chemical/analysis , Nematoda , Sewage , Tunisia , Environmental Monitoring , Geologic Sediments , Industry
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São Paulo; s.n; 2022. 235 p.
Thesis in Portuguese | LILACS | ID: biblio-1354322

ABSTRACT

O comportamento e o destino dos fármacos e seus metabólitos no meio aquático, assim como seus efeitos na biota e saúde humana, têm sido objeto de estudos em âmbito global. No entanto, poucas pesquisas relacionam parâmetros operacionais e físico-químicos à remoção dos fármacos em Estações de Tratamento de Esgotos (ETE). Os principais processos responsáveis pela redução da concentração destes contaminantes na fase aquosa, durante o tratamento de esgotos, são a biodegradação e a sorção à fase sólida. No que diz respeito à qualidade dos lodos produzidos, um aspecto ainda pouco estudado refere-se à identificação de poluentes emergentes, substâncias presentes no ambiente e que usualmente não são monitoradas, especialmente pela ausência de regulamentação legal nos países, podendo apresentar risco potencial à saúde humana e ao meio ambiente. Desse modo, o presente estudo tem por objetivo identificar, quantificar e avaliar a eficiência de remoção de fármacos presentes em biossólidos provenientes de uma ETE, antes e após o processo de compostagem, utilizando técnicas de cromatografia UFLCTM e espectrometria MS-MS, e avaliar os fármacos escolhidos para estudo, com base no modelo QSAR (ECOSAR-EPA), visando identificar o potencial de bioacumulação e ecotoxicidade dessas substâncias no ambiente, de acordo com as propriedades físico-químicas. De acordo com os resultados obtidos observa-se que houve redução na concentração dos compostos avaliados, indicando tendência à biodegradação ou redução na biodisposição dos mesmos. O processo de compostagem estudado, além de mostrar-se adequado para a produção de um biossólido com características compatíveis com as requeridas para o uso agrícola, possibilitou constatar a eficiência do processo como alternativa para o tratamento desses contaminantes presentes no lodo de esgotos. Possíveis interações que possam ocorrer com outros fármacos presentes no ambiente, em relação a concentrações residuais e metabólitos gerados, os quais não foram investigados no presente estudo, apontam para a necessidade de estudos em relação aos mecanismos farmacocinéticos e farmacodinâmicos para entendimento dos mecanismos de reação envolvidos na formação e toxicidade de seus metabólitos. A presença destes compostos nas várias matrizes ambientais denota a importância das pesquisas nessa área, e a adoção de boas práticas operacionais visando garantir a qualidade e a segurança requeridas na utilização benéfica do lodo de esgotos, principalmente para fins agrícolas.


The behavior and fate of drugs and their metabolites in the aquatic environment, as well as their effects on biota and human health, have been the object of studies on a global scale. However, few research relate operational and physicochemical parameters to the removal of drugs in Sewage Treatment Plants (ETE). The main processes responsible for reducing the concentration of these contaminants in the aqueous phase, during sewage treatment, are biodegradation and sorption to the solid phase. Regarding the quality of the sludge produced, an aspect that has still been poorly studied refers to the identification of emerging pollutants, substances present in the environment that are usually not monitored, especially due to the lack of legal regulations in the countries, which may present a potential risk to health. human and the environment. Thus, this study aims to identify, quantify, and evaluate the efficiency of removal of drugs present in biosolids from an ETE, before and after the composting process, using UFLCTM chromatography and MS-MS spectrometry techniques, and evaluate the drugs chosen for study, based on the QSAR model (ECOSAR-EPA), to identify the bioaccumulation potential and ecotoxicity of these substances in the environment, according to their physicochemical properties. According to the results obtained, it is observed that there was a reduction in the concentration of the compounds evaluated, indicating a tendency to biodegradation or a reduction in their biodisposition. The composting process studied, in addition to being suitable to produce biosolids with characteristics compatible with those required for agricultural use, made it possible to verify the efficiency of the process as an alternative for the treatment of these contaminants present in sewage sludge. Possible interactions that may occur with other drugs present in the environment, in relation to residual concentrations and generated metabolites, which were not investigated in this study, point to the need for studies in relation to pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic mechanisms to understand the reaction mechanisms involved in the formation and toxicity of its metabolites. The presence of these compounds in the various environmental matrices denotes the importance of research in this area, and the adoption of good operational practices to ensure the quality and safety required in the beneficial use of sewage sludge, mainly for agricultural purposes.


Subject(s)
Sewage , Pharmaceutical Preparations , Composting , Biosolids , Wastewater Treatment Plants
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Braz. j. biol ; 82: e234471, 2022. tab, graf
Article in English | LILACS | ID: biblio-1153460

ABSTRACT

Abstract High doses of antibiotics used in hospitals can affect the microbial composition of sewers, selecting resistant bacteria. In this sense, we evaluated the antibiotic resistance profile and the multiresistant phenotype of bacteria isolated in sewage from a tertiary hospital in the interior São Paulo state, Brazil. For bacteria isolation, 10 µL of sewage samples were sown in selective culture media and the isolates were identified using VITEK-2 automatized system. The antibiotic sensitivity test was performed by disk diffusion. High percentages of resistance were found for amoxicillin, ampicillin, ceftazidime, clindamycin, vancomycin and the multidrug-resistant phenotype (MDR) was attributed to 60.7% of the isolates. Our results show bacteria classified as critical/high priority by WHO List of Priority Pathogens (Enterococcus and Staphylococcus aureus resistant to vancomycin and Enterobacteriaceae resistant to carbapenems) in hospital sewage. Therefore, the implementation of disinfection technologies for hospital sewage would reduce the bacterial load in the sewage that will reach urban wastewater treatment plants, minimizing superficial water contamination and bacterial resistance spread in the environment.


Resumo Altas doses de antibióticos utilizados em hospitais podem afetar a composição microbiana dos esgotos, selecionando bactérias resistentes. Nesse sentido, avaliamos o perfil de resistência a antibióticos e o fenótipo multirresistente de bactérias isoladas em esgoto de um hospital terciário no interior do estado de São Paulo, Brasil. Para o isolamento de bactérias, foram semeados 10 µL das amostras de esgoto em meios de cultura seletivos e os isolados foram identificados usando o sistema automatizado VITEK-2. O teste de sensibilidade aos antibióticos foi realizado por disco-difusão em ágar. Elevadas porcentagens de resistência foram encontradas para amoxicilina, ampicilina, ceftazidima, clindamicina, vancomicina e o fenótipo multirresistente (MDR) foi atribuído a 60,7% dos isolados. Nossos resultados mostram bactérias classificadas como prioridade crítica/alta pela Lista de Patógenos Prioritários da OMS (Enterococcus e Staphylococcus aureus resistentes à vancomicina e Enterobacteriaceae resistentes aos carbapenêmicos) no esgoto hospitalar. Sendo assim, implementação de tecnologias de desinfecção do esgoto hospitalar reduziriam a carga bacteriana no esgoto que chegará às estações de tratamento de esgoto urbanas, minimizando a contaminação dos ecossistemas hídricos receptores e a disseminação da resistência bacteriana no ambiente.


Subject(s)
Sewage , Bacteria/genetics , Phenotype , Brazil , Microbial Sensitivity Tests , Tertiary Care Centers
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Hist. ciênc. saúde-Manguinhos ; 28(3): 869-874, jul.-set. 2021.
Article in Spanish | LILACS | ID: biblio-1339968

ABSTRACT

Resumen Este artículo describe el inicio de las preocupaciones sanitarias vinculadas a las epidemias ocurridas durante el siglo XX en La Pampa, provincia argentina. Las epidemias, como las de la viruela, fueron un estímulo para estas políticas que frecuentemente tuvieron origen en Buenos Aires, la capital del país. El contagio de muchas epidemias dependía de carencias de infraestructura: agua, desagüe y desecho adecuado de basuras, de la ausencia de un número suficiente de trabajadores de salud, de la presencia de vectores transmisores de enfermedades como los mosquitos y, en última instancia, de la pobreza. La experiencia histórica descrita en este texto resalta la importancia de analizar el impacto del SARS-CoV-2 más allá de las grandes ciudades.


Abstract This article describes the emergence of health concerns relating to the epidemics that occurred during the twentieth century in La Pampa, a province in Argentina. Epidemics such as smallpox drove such policies, which frequently originated in Buenos Aires, the country's capital. The spread of many epidemics was due to shortages: water, sewage and adequate refuse disposal, an insufficient number of health care workers, the presence of disease transmission vectors such as mosquitos, and, ultimately, poverty. The historical experience described in this text highlights the importance of analyzing the impact of SARS-CoV-2 beyond the big cities.


Subject(s)
Humans , Animals , Male , Female , Child , History, 20th Century , Smallpox/history , Epidemics/history , COVID-19/history , Argentina/epidemiology , Poverty/history , Sewage , Water Supply/history , Smallpox/prevention & control , Smallpox/epidemiology , Indians, South American/history , Indians, South American/statistics & numerical data , Refuse Disposal/history , Vaccination/history , Vaccination/legislation & jurisprudence , Cities/history , Cities/epidemiology , Health Personnel/history , Health Personnel/statistics & numerical data , Disease Eradication/history , Disease Eradication/organization & administration , COVID-19/epidemiology , Health Policy/history , Health Policy/legislation & jurisprudence , Insect Vectors , Military Personnel/history
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Chinese Journal of Biotechnology ; (12): 3653-3662, 2021.
Article in Chinese | WPRIM | ID: wpr-921454

ABSTRACT

Microorganisms are the dominant players driving the degradation and transformation of chloramphenicol (CAP) in the environment. However, little bacterial strains are able to efficiently degrade and mineralize CAP, and the CAP degrading pathways mediated by oxidative reactions remain unclear. In this study, a highly efficient CAP-degrading microbial consortium, which mainly consists of Rhodococcus (relative abundance >70%), was obtained through an enrichment process using CAP-contaminated activated sludge as the inoculum. A bacterial strain CAP-2 capable of efficiently degrading CAP was isolated from the consortium and identified as Rhodococcus sp. by 16S rRNA gene analysis. Strain CAP-2 can efficiently degrade CAP under different nutrient conditions. Based on the biotransformation characteristics of the detected metabolite p-nitrobenzoic acid and the reported metabolites p-nitrobenzaldehyde and protocatechuate by strain CAP-2, a new oxidative pathway for the degradation of CAP was proposed. The side chain of CAP was oxidized and broken to generate p-nitrobenzaldehyde, which was further oxidized to p-nitrobenzoic acid. Strain CAP-2 can be used to further study the molecular mechanism of CAP catabolism, and has the potential to be used in in situ bioremediation of CAP-contaminated environment.


Subject(s)
Biodegradation, Environmental , Chloramphenicol , RNA, Ribosomal, 16S/genetics , Rhodococcus/genetics , Sewage
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Chinese Journal of Biotechnology ; (12): 3459-3474, 2021.
Article in Chinese | WPRIM | ID: wpr-921441

ABSTRACT

Sulfonamides (SAs) are a kind of antibiotics widely used in medical treatment and livestock breeding. However, they have poor degradability in human and animal intestines, and will enter the sewage treatment system through the discharge of feces and urine. The aerobic activated sludge (AAS) in wastewater treatment plant was found to be able to effectively transform SAs. This article summarizes the advances in biodegradation of SAs in aerobic activated sludge system, which includes the biodegradation mechanisms, the main biodegradation pathways, and the environmental factors affecting the degradation efficiency. Challenges encountered in the current research were discussed, with the aim to provide scientific basis for optimizing the biodegradation of SAs in wastewater treatment process.


Subject(s)
Anti-Bacterial Agents , Biodegradation, Environmental , Humans , Sewage , Sulfonamides , Water Pollutants, Chemical/analysis
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Chinese Journal of Biotechnology ; (12): 448-460, 2021.
Article in Chinese | WPRIM | ID: wpr-878574

ABSTRACT

Resource utilization is an effective way to cope with the rapid increase of kitchen waste and excess sludge, and volatile fatty acids produced by anaerobic fermentation is an important way of recycling organic waste. However, the single substrate limits the efficient production of volatile fatty acids. In recent years, volatile fatty acids produced by anaerobic co-fermentation using different substrates has been widely studied and applied. In this paper, we analyze the characteristics of fermentation to produce acid using kitchen waste and excess sludge alone or mixture. Influences of environmental factors and microbial community structure on the type and yield of volatile fatty acids in the anaerobic fermentation system are discussed in detail. Moreover, we propose future research directions, to provide a reference for recycling kitchen waste and excess sludge.


Subject(s)
Anaerobiosis , Bioreactors , Fatty Acids, Volatile , Fermentation , Hydrogen-Ion Concentration , Microbiota , Organic Chemicals , Sewage
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Chinese Journal of Biotechnology ; (12): 149-162, 2021.
Article in Chinese | WPRIM | ID: wpr-878550

ABSTRACT

Polyhydroxyalkanoates (PHA) synthesis by activated sludge using volatile fatty acids (VFAs) in fermentation liquid of excess sludge as carbon source is a hotspot in the field of environmental biotechnology. However, there is no unified conclusion on the effects of non-VFAs, mainly dissolved organic matter (DOM), on PHA production. Thus, this critical review mainly introduces the main characteristics and common analysis methods of DOM in anaerobic fermentation liquid. The effects of DOM on PHA production are analyzed from the aspects of microbiology, metabolic regulation and sludge properties. The results of different studies showed that high concentration of DOM is bad for PHA production, but an appropriate amount of DOM is conducive to the stability of sludge properties, reducing the final PHA purification cost. Finally, suitable strategies were proposed to regulate the PHA synthesis by activated sludge with DOM for PHA production by anaerobic fermentation liquid.


Subject(s)
Anaerobiosis , Bioreactors , Fatty Acids, Volatile , Fermentation , Polyhydroxyalkanoates , Sewage
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Cad. Saúde Pública (Online) ; 37(6): e00234420, 2021. graf
Article in Portuguese | LILACS | ID: biblio-1249461

ABSTRACT

Resumo: Em janeiro de 2020, a população da Região Metropolitana do Rio de Janeiro, Brasil, foi submetida a uma deterioração da qualidade da água, causada pela presença de geosmina, que comprometeu o processo de tratamento de água da Estação de Tratamento de Água do Guandu, único manancial desta região. Esse fenômeno é consequência da falta de investimento em esgotamento sanitário ao longo da bacia do Rio Guandu, que antes afetava apenas a população predominantemente de baixa renda. Este artigo objetiva identificar o papel e a atuação dos diferentes atores sociais, por meio da adoção da metodologia de Integração Sistêmica, para viabilizar a convergência de interesses destes atores no sentido de priorizar e concretizar a despoluição do Rio Guandu. Foram segregados dois grupos: aqueles que devem trabalhar articuladamente para o sucesso do empreendimento, composto por todos os órgãos de planejamento, operação, regulação e fiscalização, e os atores capazes de alavancar politicamente e viabilizar sua realização, que são os influentes setores sociais, políticos, econômicos e midiáticos. Chegou-se ao entendimento de que a crise de abastecimento de água pode se repetir sazonalmente caso nada seja feito, podendo este ser o elemento capaz de prover a nunca antes alcançada convergência de interesses dos setores influentes para realizar o investimento em infraestrutura de esgotamento sanitário que reverta a degradação da bacia, requisito para resolver a crise de água no Rio de Janeiro.


Abstract: In January 2020, the population of Greater Metropolitan Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, suffered deterioration in the quality of the public water supply, caused by the presence of geosmin, which compromised the water treatment process at the Guandu Water Treatment Plant, the only water source in the region. The phenomenon results from lack of investment in sewage infrastructure in the Guandu River Basin, which previously affected only the predominantly low-income population. The article aims to identify different social actors' roles and actions, using the Systemic Integration methodology, to allow convergence of their interests for prioritizing and achieving depollution of the Guandu River. Two distinct groups were identified: those who need to collaborate to achieve success with the initiative, consisting of planning, operations, and inspection agencies, and actors capable of politically leveraging and enabling the initiative, namely influential social, political, economic, and media sectors. In conclusion, the water supply crisis may recur seasonally if nothing is done and may thus be the element capable of leading to a convergence of interests among influential sectors for investment in sewage infrastructure to reverse the river basin's degradation, a requirement to solve the water crisis in Rio de Janeiro.


Resumen: En enero de 2020, la población de la Región Metropolitana de Río de Janeiro, Brasil, estuvo afectada por un deterioro de la calidad del agua, causada por la presencia de geosmina, que comprometió el proceso de tratamiento de agua de la Estación de Tratamiento de Agua del Guandú, único manantial de esa región. Este fenómeno es consecuencia de la falta de inversión en el alcantarillado sanitario, a lo largo de la cuenca del Río Guandú, que antes afectaba solamente a la población predominantemente de baja renta. El objetivo de este artículo fue identificar el papel y la actuación de los diferentes actores sociales, mediante la adopción de la metodología de integración sistémica, para viabilizar la convergencia de intereses de estos actores, en el sentido de priorizar y concretizar la descontaminación del Río Guandú. Fueron diferenciados dos grupos: aquellos que deben trabajar coordinadamente para el éxito de la empresa, compuesto por todos los órganos de planificación, operación, regulación y fiscalización, y los actores capaces de impulsar políticamente y viabilizar su realización, que son los influyentes sectores sociales, políticos, económicos y mediáticos. Se llegó al compromiso de que la crisis de abastecimiento de agua puede repetirse estacionalmente, en caso de que no se haga nada, y puede ser el elemento capaz de conseguir la nunca antes alcanzada convergencia de intereses de los sectores influyentes para realizar la inversión en infraestructura de alcantarillado sanitario que revierta la degradación de la bahía, requisito para resolver consecuentemente la crisis de agua en Río de Janeiro.


Subject(s)
Humans , Water Supply , Rivers , Sewage , Brazil
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Acta amaz ; 50(2): 101-107, abr - jun. 2020.
Article in English | LILACS | ID: biblio-1118017

ABSTRACT

Elephant grass silages have high moisture content, causing nutrient loss, mainly by effluent production. The use of moisture absorbent additives, such as patauá, Oenocarpus bataua meal, can be a strategy to reduce losses in these silages. The aim of this study was to determine the fermentation losses, microbiological composition, fermentative characteristics, and chemical composition of elephant grass silage with increasing levels of inclusion of patauá meal. The experiment was conducted in a completely randomized design, with four concentrations of patauá meal (7%, 14%, 21%, and 28%, based on fresh matter) and a control without patauá, and five replicates. The elephant grass was collected manually after 60 days of growth. After chopping, the grass was homogenized, mixed with the patauá meal according to the established treatments, and ensiled in experimental silos of 15 L. The inclusion of patauá meal in elephant grass silage had positive effects on the chemical composition and effluent loss. It significantly increased dry matter, organic matter, crude protein, nitrogen insoluble in neutral detergent and acid, ethereal extract, lignin, and non-fibrous carbohydrates of the silages. It also reduced effluent losses, neutral and acid detergent fiber contents, and cellulose. Our findings contribute towards reducing the environmental impact caused by the production of effluents during ensilage of tropical grasses and providing a potential use for the residue from the production of patauá oil, thus avoiding disposal in the environment. (AU)


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Pharmaceutic Aids , Sewage , Pennisetum , Humidity
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Braz. j. biol ; 80(2): 431-436, Apr.-June 2020. tab, graf
Article in English | LILACS | ID: biblio-1132365

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Abstract Whereas the effects of the substances found in domestic sewage on live organisms is important to evaluate the use of plants to remove pollutants from the environment. The objective of this study was to assess the phytoremediation activity of Allium cepa L. (onion) roots exposed to raw sewage, as well as the acute toxic activity of this effluent for the bioindicators A. cepa, through a cytotoxicity test, and Artemia salina L., through a mortality/immobility test. The physicochemical assessments of the sewage were conducted in two scenarios: immediately after collection and after being in contact with onion roots (phytoremediation) for 24 hours. The physicochemical data indicate there was a reduction in nitrogen and phosphorus levels and in biochemical oxygen demand in sewage treated. The results from the cytotoxicity test with A. cepa indicated a reduction in the mitotic cell divisions of the onions treated with the raw sewage. The mortality/immobility test with A. salina indicated that the concentrations with 50 and 100% of raw sewage induced the mortality of the nauplii. Thus, the data suggest new studies that seek greater efficiency, efficacy and viability of onion phytoremediation.


Resumo Considerando os efeitos das substâncias encontradas no esgoto doméstico em organismos vivos, é importante avaliar o uso de plantas para remover poluentes do meio ambiente. O objetivo deste trabalho foi avaliar a atividade de fitorremediação de raízes de Allium cepa L. (cebola) expostas ao esgoto bruto, bem como a atividade tóxica aguda desse efluente para os bioindicadores A. cepa, através de um teste de citotoxicidade, e Artemia salina L., através de um teste de mortalidade/imobilidade. As avaliações físico-químicas do esgoto foram realizadas em dois cenários: imediatamente após a coleta e após contato com raízes de cebola (fitorremediação) por 24 horas. Os dados físico-químicos indicam que houve redução nos níveis de nitrogênio e fósforo e na demanda bioquímica de oxigênio no esgoto tratado. Os resultados do teste de citotoxicidade com A. cepa indicaram uma redução nas divisões celulares mitóticas das cebolas tratadas com o esgoto bruto. O teste de mortalidade/imobilidade com A. salina indicou que as concentrações com 50 e 100% de esgoto bruto induziram a mortalidade dos náuplios. Assim, os dados sugerem novos estudos que busquem maior eficiência, eficácia e viabilidade de fitorremediação das cebolas.


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Animals , Sewage , Onions , Phosphorus , Biodegradation, Environmental , Plant Roots
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Rev. bras. epidemiol ; 23: e200050, 2020. tab
Article in Portuguese | LILACS | ID: biblio-1101589

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RESUMO: Objetivo: Analisar a associação entre os determinantes contextuais referentes ao saneamento básico e a autoavaliação de saúde nas capitais brasileiras. Métodos: Analisaram-se 27.017 adultos (≥ 18 anos) residentes nas 27 capitais brasileiras em 2013, utilizando dados da Pesquisa Nacional de Saúde (PNS). Ajustaram-se modelos multiníveis logísticos bayesianos para analisar a associação entre a autoavaliação de saúde e a cobertura dos serviços de saneamento básico (rede de esgoto, abastecimento de água e coleta de lixo), controlando a análise por fatores individuais (primeiro nível do modelo) e renda per capita da cidade de residência (segundo nível). Resultados: A maior cobertura de serviços de saneamento básico esteve consistentemente associada à melhor percepção da saúde, mesmo após o controle pelas características individuais e contextuais. Observou-se menor chance de autoavaliação ruim de saúde entre indivíduos que viviam em capitais com média (odds ratio - OR = 0,59; intervalo de confiança - IC95% = 0,57 - 0,61) e alta (OR = 0,61; IC95% = 0,57 - 0,66) cobertura da rede de coleta de esgoto; média (OR = 0,77; IC95% = 0,71 - 0,83) cobertura de serviço de abastecimento de água; e alta (OR = 0,78; IC95% = 0,69 - 0,89) proporção de coleta de lixo. Conclusão: A associação positiva entre melhores condições de saneamento básico e a autoavaliação da saúde, independentemente dos fatores individuais e das condições socioeconômicas do local de residência, confirma a necessidade de se considerar o saneamento básico na elaboração de políticas de saúde.


ABSTRACT: Objective: This study aimed to analyze the association between the contextual determinants related to basic sanitation and self-reported health in Brazilian capitals. Methods: The sample consisted of 27,017 adults (≥18 years) residing in the 27 Brazilian capitals in 2013, from the National Health Survey (PNS). The association between self-reported health and sanitation (sewage system, water supply and garbage collection) was analyzed using Bayesian multilevel models, controlling for individual factors (first level of the model) and area-level socioeconomic characteristics (second level). Results: We found a consistent association between better self-reported health and better sanitation levels, even after controlling for individual and contextual characteristics. At the contextual level, lower odds of poor self-reported health was observed among those living in areas with medium (OR = 0.59, 95%CI 0.57 - 0.61) or high (OR = 0.61, 95%CI 0.57 - 0.66) sewage system level; medium (OR = 0.77, 95%CI 0.71 - 0.83) coverage of water supply; and high (OR = 0.78, 95%CI 0.69 - 0.89) garbage collection level. Conclusion: The positive association between better sanitation conditions and health, independently of the individual factors and the socioeconomic characteristics of the place of residence, confirms the need to consider sanitation in the planning of health policies.


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Humans , Male , Adolescent , Adult , Young Adult , Sanitation/statistics & numerical data , Health Status , Sewage , Socioeconomic Factors , Urban Population , Brazil , Health Surveys , Multilevel Analysis , Self Report , Health Policy , Middle Aged
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Rev. patol. trop ; 49(2)2020.
Article in English | LILACS | ID: biblio-1100644

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Gastroenteric viruses are important pathogens related to cases of acute gastroenteritis, affecting millions of people worldwide with a major impact on children under five in developing countries. The introduction of metagenomic approach techniques in the 2000s has allowed the description of new viruses, among them Salivirus, which has been associated worldwide with cases of diarrhea. This study aimed to detect salivirus in raw sewage samples from a wastewater treatment plant (WWTP) collected between June 2013 and May 2014 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Fifty-two samples collected weekly were tested by using a real-time quantitative PCR (qPCR). Salivirus genome was detected in 71.1% (37/52) of the samples, with viral concentration ranging from 7.56 x 104 to 7.20 x 106 genomic copies per liter. Higher viral loads were detected in the summer and fall of 2014, although these data were not sufficient to infer seasonality for this virus. The high prevalence of salivirus in sewage samples highlights the importance of viral research in wastewater to generate data on salivirus circulation, increasing understanding regarding its dissemination in the population.


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Sewage , Real-Time Polymerase Chain Reaction , Gastroenteritis/epidemiology
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Chinese Journal of Biotechnology ; (12): 2824-2837, 2020.
Article in Chinese | WPRIM | ID: wpr-878532

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In order to explore the microbial communities and functions of activated sludge in an Anaerobic-anoxic-oxic (A²/O) process under the start-up of Actinic reaction enzyme system (ARES) system and to understand the impact of the ARES system in domestic sewage treatment process, the activated sludge microbial community structure in the A²/O process system before and after ARES system start-up was analyzed by Illumina-HiSeq 2000 high-throughput sequencing platform. By combining with the main parameters related to the effect of sewage treatment, we analyzed the environmental functions of the microbial communities. The microbial community structure of activated sludge was significantly different before and after the ARES system start-up. There were 9 main bacterial phyla in the system (average relative abundance ≥1%), accounting for 96%-98% of the total bacteria sequenced. After the ARES system was started, the relative abundance of Betaproteobacteria and Chlorobi increased by 3.45%-3.85% and 0.45%-2.61%, respectively. In the anaerobic unit, the relative abundance of Bacteroidetes increased by 12.97%, while the Actinobacteria and Firmicutes decreased by 9.60% and 1.45%, respectively. At the genus level of bacteria, the relative abundance of Denitratisoma increased by 0.80%-3.27%, while the Haliangium and Arcobacter decreased by 3.36%-4.52% and 1.48%-3.45%, respectively. The relative abundance of bacteria was significantly different before and after the ARES system start-up. There were 7 abundant fungi phyla (average relative abundance ≥1%) in the system. After the ARES system was started, the relative abundance of Rozellomycota decreased by 42.71%-46.77%. In the anaerobic unit, the relative abundance of Ascomycota decreased by 13.39%, while the relative abundance of Glomeromycota increased by 13.86%. At the genus level of fungi. The relative abundance of Entomophthoraceae sp. and Glomcromycota sp. increased by 31.35%-36.50% and 6.27%-13.84%, respectively, while the Rozellomycota sp. and Xylochrysis lucida decreased by 42.71%-46.77% and 3.67%-5.54%, respectively. Our results showed that the application of ARES system caused the response of the microbial community to environmental changes, especially for the fungi communities, in the meanwhile, improved the effluent quality, especially the removal rate of total nitrogen.


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Anaerobiosis , Ascomycota , Bioreactors , Microbiota , Nitrogen , Sewage , Waste Disposal, Fluid
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Mem. Inst. Oswaldo Cruz ; 115: e200196, 2020. tab, graf
Article in English | SES-SP, LILACS, SES-SP | ID: biblio-1135230

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This study presents preliminary results from a sewage-based surveillance to monitor the spread of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) in the municipality of Niterói, State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. By using ultracentrifugation method associated to quantitative reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction (RT-qPCR) we detected SARS-CoV-2 in 41.6% (5/12) of raw sewage samples obtained from sewage treatment plants and sewers network in the city. This pioneer study carried out in Brazil aims to subsidise information for health surveillance concerning the viral circulation in different areas of the city and, revealed the insertion and importance of environmental virology in health public policies.


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Humans , Pneumonia, Viral/epidemiology , Sewage/virology , Coronavirus Infections/epidemiology , Betacoronavirus/isolation & purification , Ultracentrifugation , Brazil , Reverse Transcriptase Polymerase Chain Reaction , Pandemics , SARS-CoV-2 , COVID-19
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Electron. j. biotechnol ; 39: 61-66, may. 2019. graf, tab
Article in English | LILACS | ID: biblio-1052032

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BACKGROUND: Triclosan (TCS) is an antimicrobial agent widely used in health care and consumer products. This compound is present in sludge of wastewater treatment plants (WWTPs), and because of its bactericidal characteristics, it can inhibit the methanogenic activity in anaerobic digestion (AD) technology. The aim of this study was to evaluate the toxic effects of TCS on the methanogenic activity. RESULTS: Batch anaerobic reactors were used with TCS concentrations of 7.8, 15.7, 23.5, and 31.4 mg/L. These assays consisted in three successive feedings (I, II, and III), wherein the sludge was exposed to each TCS concentration and volatile fatty acid (VFA) substrate. For evaluation of the residual sludge activity during feeding III, only VFA was used. The results showed that the increase in TCS concentrations correlated with the reduction in methane (CH4) production. In this case, the minimum values were achieved for TCS concentration of 31.4 mg/L with CH4 levels between 101.9 and 245.3 during feedings I, II, and III. Regarding the effect of TCS on VFA consumption, an inhibitory effect was detected for TCS concentrations of 23.5 and 31.4 mg/L, with concentrations of acetic, butyric, and propionic acids at the end of the assay (37 d) between 153.6 and 206.8, 62.5 and 60.1, and 93.4 and 110 mg/L, respectively. Regarding the removal of TCS during AD, these values were above 47%. Conclusion: TCS is an inhibitor of methanogenic activity with a decrease between 63 and 70% during the different feedings. The CH4 production was not recovered during feeding III, with inhibition percentages of 21­72%.


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Triclosan/toxicity , Anaerobic Digestion , Methane/metabolism , Anti-Infective Agents/toxicity , Sewage , Wastewater Treatment Plants , Chromatography, High Pressure Liquid , Fatty Acids, Volatile , Anaerobiosis
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Electron. j. biotechnol ; 39: 98-106, may. 2019. tab, graf, ilus
Article in English | LILACS | ID: biblio-1052269

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BACKGROUND: The amount of municipal solid waste (MSW) gradually increased along with the rapid development of modern cities. A large amount of landfill leachate are generated with excessive chemical oxygen demand (COD), which create a great deal of pressure on the environment-friendly treatment process. Anaerobic digestion is an ideal technique to solve the above problem. RESULTS: A thermophilic granular sludge was successfully adapted for anaerobic digestion of MSW leachate (from an aging large-scale landfill) for methane production. The COD degradation efficiency improved by 81.8%, while the methane production rate reached 117.3 mL CH4/(g VS d), which was 2.34-fold more than the control condition. The bacterial and archaeal communities involved in the process were revealed by 16S rRNA gene high-throughput pyrosequencing. The richness of the bacterial community decreased in the process of thermophilic granular sludge, while the archaeal community structure presented a reverse phenomenon. The bacterial genus, Methanosaeta was the most abundant during the mesophilic process, while Methanobacterium, Methanoculleus, Methanosaeta and Methanosarcina were more evenly distributed. The more balanced community distribution between hydrogenotrophic and acetotrophic methanogens implied a closer interaction between the microbes, which further contributed to higher methane productivity. The detailed relationship between the key functional communities and anaerobic digestion performances were demonstrated via the multivariate canonical correspondence analysis. Conclusions: With the assistance of adaptive thermophilic granular sludge, microbial community structure was more evenly distributed, while both of COD degradation rate and methane production was improved during anaerobic digestion of MSW landfill leachate.


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Bacteria, Anaerobic/metabolism , Solid Waste , Anaerobic Digestion , Sludge Treatment , Methane/metabolism , Sewage/microbiology , Bacteria, Anaerobic/isolation & purification , Water Pollutants, Chemical , Polymerase Chain Reaction , Urban Area , Biofuels , Biological Oxygen Demand Analysis , Hot Temperature , Anaerobiosis
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