Monday, October 13, 2014

bacteria and wastewater treatment - reblogged from The Water Network

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Team Researching Seawater off the Primorsky Territory and Australia Has Found a New Strain of Bacteria that May Help Clean Wastewater

Workers of the Pacific Institute of Bioorganic Chemistry of the Far Eastern branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences and researchers from Australia, New Zealand, France, Spain and Japan studied seawater in Chazhma Bay in the Sea of Japan in the Primorsky territory and Port Phillip Bay in the Tasman Sea, Australia, the institute said in a report. The new bacterial stain was called Marinobacter salarius and Marinobacter similis.

The scientists said the bacteria were capable of destroying chemical substances contained in synthetic detergents and certain types of medicines.

"Detergent molecules are difficult to destroy, and their dumping into water reservoirs regularly causes water bloom, which is damaging for water use and human health," the report said.

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