Microbacteria used in Living Machines

Nicholas Landau nlandau at eden.rutgers.edu
Thu Jan 18 12:09:42 EST 1996

u9407541 at muss.cis.McMaster.CA (C. Pickering) writes:

>I'm doing a project on designing a Living Machine to treat McMaster's 
>wastewater stream and I need some help on recommending specific types of 
>bacteria that are suitable for use in waste treatment.

>I am finding out what chemicals the stream contains so that may be 
>helpful to narrown down my question.  In the mean time, does anyone know 
>about specfic sites to visit or people to email concerning this?

>Thankyou in advance....

>Chris Pickering
>McMaster University

I can tell you who the wastewater specialists are here at Rutgers U.
Drs. Finstein and Strom, both in the department of Environmental
Science and Natural Resource Management, do work designing methods
for treating wastewater.  I would write them at

Department Environmental Science and Natural Resource Management
Cook College
Rutgers University
New Brunswick NJ  08903

They will probably tell you that using the local indigenous bacteria
is your best bet.  Just enrich for the kind of metabolic group you
want, and reintroduce them to your waste.

But ask them.  They will know.

Nick Landau
Rutgers University
nlandau at eden.rutgers.edu

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