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Group of Environmental Biotechnology

Universidade de Santiago de Compostela

Universidade de Santiago de Compostela Campus Vida Cretus
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Group of Environmental Biotechnology

Universidade de Santiago de Compostela

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Fermentation equipment

  • Braun Biostat E fermenter controlled by computer (2 L, 10 L)
  • Air-lift Braun-MD fermenter (2 L), controlled by computer
  • Braun Biostat Q (4*1L reactors)
  • 2 L lab-scale fixed-bed fermenter, controlled by computer
  • Shaking baths: New Brunswick (Innova 4300, Innova 4000, Adolf Kühne AG,Gallenkam NR 2000
  • Centrifuge AVANTI J26XPI- Beckman Coulter
  • Laminar flow chamber
  • Incubator Shaker-HWY-200D (Lan Tecnics)

Instrumental analysis

Chromatography

  • Gas chromatograph YL Instrument 6500 with TCD
  • Gas chromatograph with mass spectrometry detector, Varian GC/MS Saturn 2100
  • Gas chromatograph 6850 FID, with autosampler 6850
  • Gas chromatograph Hewlett Packard 5890A with TCD
  • Gas chromatograph Hewlett Packard 5890A FID with autosampler 7673A
  • HPLC Jasco X-LC with diode array
  • HPLC Hewlett Packard 1100 with RI detector 104 7A
  • Ionic chromatograph METROHM 861 with autosampler 838

Analyzers

  • Total Organic Carbon analyser, Shimadzu TOC-L CSN
  • Mass spectrometer for gas analysis, Gaslab 300
  • TOC and TIC analyser with autosampler, Shimadzu TOC 5000
  • COT “on line” analyser, Shimadzu 4100
  • NTK determination, Gerhardt KB8S-VAP12
  • Capillary electrophoresis Waters, CIA

Spectrophotometers

  • V-UV Spectrophotometer, Cecil 7200
  • V-UV Spectrophotometer, Shimadzu 1603
  • V-UV Spectrophotometer, Shimadzu UV-1800 (2 units)
  • V-UV Spectrophotometer, Biotek - Powerwave XS2
  • V-UV Spectrophotometer, Thermo Scientific - Nanodrop 2000 C
  • V-UV Spectrophotometer, Jasco V 730

Molecular Biology (FISH, DGGE, Cloning)

  • Microscope Nikon. Type115
  • Thermocycler, Applied Biosystems
  • Epifluorescence Microscope, Zeiss Axioskop 2
  • Centrifuge Eppendorf
  • DGGE System. Ingeny
  • Gel imaging system
  • Electrophoresis on agarose gel, Pharmacia
  • Electrophoresis Fast System, Pharmacia
  • Digita camera, SEMROCK 310C-5MP

PLENTA. Water Technologies Research Platform

PLENTA “PLataforma de ENsayos de Tecnologías para Aguas (PLENTA)”, fue financiada a cargo de la convocatoria de Infraestructura Científico-Tecnológica de Mineco. La Plataforma dispone de una nave con abastecimiento de agua desde diferentes puntos de la EDAR de Santiago con el fin de poder realizar validaciones con agua residual real de tecnologías innovadoras. La estructura dispone además de un laboratorio equipada para dar apoyo analítico a los proyectos de innovación que se vayan a desarrollar en dichas instalaciones. La iniciativa contó con el apoyo expreso de Acuaes, Augas de Galicia y Confederación hidrográfica Miño-Sil

Wastewater and sludge treatment at lab scale

  • Lab-scale equipment for wastewater anaerobic(FA, UASB, hybrid AF-UASB) and aerobic treatment (contact, air-lift)
  • Lab-scale reactors for nitrification (air-lift, contact reactors) and denitrification (sludge blanket, anoxic filter)
  • Reactors for sludge digestion
  • Equipments for determining biodegradability (aerobic, anaerobic), methanogenic activity and toxicity tests
  • MICROTOX system for toxicity determination
  • Biosensor laboratoy (ANITA). AUSTEP, SRL
  • Respirometry unit. YSI 5300
  • Determination of activities: methanogenic, nitrifying and denitrifying
  • AMPTS II-Automatic Methane Potencial test system
  • Respirometry Analyzer, Surcis, BM-T+

Wastewater treatment at pilot scale

  • Hybrid Reactor (sludge/water)
  • Enzymatic membrane reactor
  • Bioremediation reactor
  • Anammox - Sharon reactor
  • Granulation reactor
  • Ozone post-treatment unit
  • Activated carbon post-treatment unit
  • Industrial pilot plant (hybrid UASB-AF) of 1m3 for anaerobic wastewater treatment
  • Pilot plant for biological gas treatment