The Detoxification and Degradation of Benzothiazole from the Wastewater in Microbial Electrolysis Cells
AbstractIn this study, the high-production-volume chemical benzothiazole (BTH) from synthetic water was fully degraded into less toxic intermediates of simple organic acids using an up-flow internal circulation microbial electrolysis reactor (UICMER) under the hydraulic retention time (HRT) of 24 h. The bioelectrochemical system was operated at 25 ± 2 °C and continuous-flow mode. The BTH loading rate varied during experiments from 20 g·m−3·day−1 to 110 g·m−3·day−1. BTH and soluble COD (Chemical Oxygen Demand) removal efficiency reached 80% to 90% under all BTH loading rates. Bioluminescence based Shewanella oneidensis strain MR-1 ecotoxicity testing demonstrated that toxicity was largely decreased compared to the BTH wastewater influent and effluent of two control experiments. The results indicated that MEC (Microbial Electrolysis Cell) was useful and reliable for improving BTH wastewater treatment efficiency, enabling the microbiological reactor to more easily respond to the requirements of higher loading rate, which is meaningful for economic and efficient operation in future scale-up. View Full-Text
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Liu, X.; Ding, J.; Ren, N.; Tong, Q.; Zhang, L. The Detoxification and Degradation of Benzothiazole from the Wastewater in Microbial Electrolysis Cells. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2016, 13, 1259.
Liu X, Ding J, Ren N, Tong Q, Zhang L. The Detoxification and Degradation of Benzothiazole from the Wastewater in Microbial Electrolysis Cells. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 2016; 13(12):1259.Chicago/Turabian Style
Liu, Xianshu; Ding, Jie; Ren, Nanqi; Tong, Qingyue; Zhang, Luyan. 2016. "The Detoxification and Degradation of Benzothiazole from the Wastewater in Microbial Electrolysis Cells." Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 13, no. 12: 1259.
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