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See detailCo-digestion anaérobie des boues de vidange des fosses septiques avec les déchets des marchés fermentescibles
Nsavyimana, Gaston ULg; Bigumandondera, Patrice; Ndikumana, Théophile et al

Poster (2012, November 09)

L’assainissement des eaux usées domestiques dans les villes africaines en général et dans les villes burundaises en particulier, se fait presque exclusivement par les techniques d’assainissement ... [more ▼]

L’assainissement des eaux usées domestiques dans les villes africaines en général et dans les villes burundaises en particulier, se fait presque exclusivement par les techniques d’assainissement individuel, notamment les fosses septiques (F.S). Par ailleurs, la gestion des boues de vidange des F.S, lorsqu’elles sont remplies constitue aussi un problème qui n’a pas encore trouvé une solution adéquate. Ces déchets sont généralement déversés sans aucun contrôle (lieux, manutentions), ce qui occasionne des risques sérieux pour la santé de la population (maladies d’origine hydrique, paludisme, etc.) et pour l’environnement (odeurs, pollution des nappes et eaux de surface, esthétique de la ville, etc.). Une optimisation de leur gestion s’avère donc plus que nécessaire. En plus de la problématique de gestion de ces derniers, les déchets de marché sont aussi produits quotidiennement en quantité importante et constituent aussi une problématique quant à leur gestion. La caractérisation la plus approfondie possible de ces déchets a constitué une étape clé de notre recherche quant à l’orientation sur l’étude de leur valorisation. Quelques ratios par rapport à certains paramètres de pollution (cas des boues de vidange), permettant de s’orienter à telle ou telle autre filière de leur valorisation ont été calculés sur base des valeurs expérimentales. Il s’agit de: MVS/MES, DBObrute ∞ /MVS, DCOs/MVS, DCOpart./DCObrute, DBO5 part./DBO5 brute, DCO brute/DBObrute ∞, DCO part./MES, DBO5 part/MES, DCOs/SO42- , N-NH4+/DCObrute, N-NH4+/DCOs, N-NH4+/NTotal.. Les valeurs liées à ces derniers sont repris sur le poster. Au regard des résultats sur la caractérisation, une hypothèse sur l’investigation par rapport à la modélisation de production de biogaz à partir des boues de vidange des F.S a été formulée et exécutée. Les résultats nous ont montré une faible production de biogaz d’environ 2,09 m3 biogaz/ m3 de boues de vidange F.S après 2 mois de digestion. Seuls 12,33% de DCO brute ont été éliminés et de cette DCO éliminée, 95% est transférée en CH4. Le taux de production de CH4 correspondait à 0,33 m3 CH4/ kg DCO éliminé. Le biogaz produit a montré une composition en CH4 de 71 % contre 29 % de CO2. La combinaison des résultats sur la caractérisation approfondie des boues de vidange et la modélisation de production de biogaz à partir de ces dernières nous prouvent que les boues de vidange des F.S sont presque stabilisées du point de vue valorisation énergétique. Par contre, elles contiennent beaucoup plus de biomasse (anaérobie) épuratrice que le substrat, ce qui nous a permis de formuler une autre hypothèse sur l’investigation par rapport à la co-digestion anaérobie de ces boues de vidange avec les déchets solides de marché fermentescibles. Que ce soit pour les boues de vidange des fosses septiques ou les déchets de marché fermentescibles, des échantillons représentatifs ont été utilisés. L'échantillonnage a été réalisé à Bujumbura (Burundi). Sachant que les boues de vidange constituent une bonne source de biomasse et que les déchets de marché fermentescibles constituent leur source de nourriture, un critère « rapport: MVS F.S /MOV déchets » qui n’est rien d’autre que le rapport biomasse-substrat a été fixé pour évaluer de manière quantitative l’intérêt de leur co-digestion. Cinq scénarii ont été formulés : MVS F.S /MOV déchets = 0,3; MVS F.S /MOV déchets = 0,5; MVS F.S /MOV déchets = 1 ; MVS F.S /MOV déchets = 1,5; MVS F.S /MOV déchets = 2. Le meilleur scénario (MVS F.S /MOV déchets = 0,3) a permis une amélioration de rendement de 737% de production de biogaz par rapport à la digestion des boues de vidange seules, soit 12,6 m3 biogaz/m3 de mélange gadoues-déchets après 38 jours de digestion. La température étant été fixé à 30°C. La composition du biogaz produit est de 65,6% CH4 de moyenne contre 34,4% de CO2 de moyenne. Le rapport MVS F.S /MOV déchets = 0,3 a été donc considéré optimal pour une bonne gestion de ces déchets de nature diverse. Il permet aussi d’apporter une valeur ajoutée quant à la solution au problème de crise énergétique qui est aussi de grande envergure au Burundi. En définitive, cette recherche démontre que les déchets (boues de vidange des F.S et déchets de marché fermentescibles) peuvent être considérés comme une ressource et non comme un problème. Leur co-traitement permettrait, tout en réduisant les nuisances associées à ces déchets, de produire une énergie valorisable et de fournir in fine un produit compostable de meilleure qualité. Mots clés: Fosses septiques; Boues de vidange; Caractérisation; Biomasse épuratrice; Potentiel méthanogène; Co-digestion anaérobie; Déchets solides organiques; Valorisation énergétique. [less ▲]

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See detailCo-evolution of the parasitic fungi Pneumocystis and their Muridae rodent hosts in Southeast Asia
Latinne, Alice ULg; Bezé, François; Morand, Serge et al

Conference (2014, December 12)

Pneumocystis species are opportunistic and airborne-transmitted fungi that infect the lungs of numerous mammalian species. These highly diversified fungi are characterized by strong host specificity ... [more ▼]

Pneumocystis species are opportunistic and airborne-transmitted fungi that infect the lungs of numerous mammalian species. These highly diversified fungi are characterized by strong host specificity, probably associated with co-speciation. In this study, we investigate the Pneumocystis genetic diversity and infection rate in Muridae rodents of Southeast Asia in relation to environmental habitats. A total of 445 wild rodents belonging to 18 Southeast Asian Muridae species were tested for the presence of Pneumocystis in their lungs through PCR amplification of two Pneumocystis mitochondrial genes (mtLSU rRNA and mtSSU rRNA). Pneumocystis DNA was detected in 215 (48.3%) out of these 445 rodents. Eight highly divergent Pneumocystis lineages were retrieved in our phylogenetic tree. Three of these lineages correspond to the described species Pneumocystis murina (infecting Mus species), P. carinii (infecting Rattus species) and P. wakefieldiae (also infecting Rattus species). Three individuals belonging to Rattus norvegicus were found co-infected by both P. carinii and P. wakefieldiae. The five remaining lineages may correspond to several new undescribed Pneumocystis species and infect the lungs of Cannomys (lineage 1), Bandicota (lineage 2), Berylmys (lineage 3), Rattus (lineage 4) and Maxomys, Niviventer and Leopoldamys (lineage 5) Muridae genera. The congruence between phylogenies of Pneumocystis and their rodent hosts has been tested using co-phylogenetic analyses and the number of inferred co-speciation events is significantly greater than expected by chance. Rodent species, age and sex have no influence on the Pneumocystis infection rate among Muridae rodents but individuals trapped close to human settlements in patchy habitat were more likely infected by Pneumocystis parasites. [less ▲]

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See detailCo-infection with two closely related alphaherpesviruses results in a highly diversified recombination mosaic displaying negative genetic interference
Muylkens, Benoît ULg; Farnir, Frédéric ULg; Meurens, François et al

in Journal of Virology (2009), 83(7), 3127-3137

Phylogenetic studies of the emergence and spread of natural recombinants in herpesviruses infecting humans and animals have been reported recently. However, despite an ever-increasing amount of evidence ... [more ▼]

Phylogenetic studies of the emergence and spread of natural recombinants in herpesviruses infecting humans and animals have been reported recently. However, despite an ever-increasing amount of evidence of recombination in herpesvirus history, the recombination process and the consequences on the genetic diversity of the progeny remain poorly characterized. We addressed this issue by using multiple single-nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) differentiating the two subtypes of an alphaherpesvirus, bovine herpesvirus 1 (BoHV-1). Analysis of a large sample of progeny virions obtained in a single growth cycle of coinfected BoHV-1 strains provided a prospective investigation of the recombination dynamics by using SNPs as recombination markers. We found that the simultaneous infection with two closely related herpesviruses results in a highly diversified recombination mosaic. From the analysis of multiple recombinants arising in the progeny, we provide the first evidence of genetic interference influencing the recombination process in herpesviruses. In addition, we report striking differences in the levels of recombination frequency observed along the BoHV-1 genome. With particular emphasis on the genetic structure of a progeny virus population rising in vitro, our data show to which extent recombination participates to the genetic diversification of herpesviruses [less ▲]

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See detailLes co-morbidités dans l'ADHD
Scholl, Jean-Marc ULg

Conference given outside the academic context (2005)

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See detailCo-movements and dynamic interrelationships in pacific basin stock markets
Corhay, Albert ULg; Tourani-Rad, Alireza; Urbain, Jean-Pierre ULg

in Research in International Business and Finance (1994), 11B

In this paper, we investigate dynamic interrelationships among the stock markets of Australia, Hong Kong, Japan, New Zealand and Singapore. Using cointegration analysis and the Granger causality test we ... [more ▼]

In this paper, we investigate dynamic interrelationships among the stock markets of Australia, Hong Kong, Japan, New Zealand and Singapore. Using cointegration analysis and the Granger causality test we find that, although the five stock price indices share some common trends, the only stock price which does not apparently Granger cause (precede) the remaining stock prices is that of New Zealand. It is further observed that all price indices are caused by the remaining stock prices except that of Australia. With respect to the geographical separation, it appears that when we consider the Asian countries as an entity and those of the Pacific as another entity, they seem not to influence each other significantly. [less ▲]

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See detailCo-Occurence of two rare autosomal recessive syndromes in a young patient
SEGERS, Karin ULg; Debray, François-Guillaume ULg; Wuyts, W et al

Poster (2011, March 04)

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See detailCo-operative binding of the glucocorticoid receptor DNA binding domain is one of at least two mechanisms for synergism.
Baniahmad, Claudia; Muller, Marc ULg; Altschmied, Joachim et al

in Journal of Molecular Biology (1991), 222(2), 155-65

Steroid induction of responsive genes functions through the synergistic activity of steroid receptor binding sequences with adjacent binding sites either for other transcription factors or for further ... [more ▼]

Steroid induction of responsive genes functions through the synergistic activity of steroid receptor binding sequences with adjacent binding sites either for other transcription factors or for further steroid receptors. Analysis of the human glucocorticoid receptor revealed that the DNA-binding domain of the receptor is sufficient to mediate co-operative binding to adjacent receptor binding sites. This is a novel feature of the domain in addition to its DNA-binding, trans-activating and trans-repressing properties. Chimaeric proteins containing the N- or C-terminal receptor halves fused to the GAL4 DNA-binding domain do not co-operate in DNA-binding, however they do functionally synergize. Thus, at least two mechanisms contribute to the synergism of the human glucocorticoid receptor bound to two adjacent receptor binding sites. [less ▲]

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See detailThe co-operative movement in Belgium: Perspectives and prospects
Defourny, Jacques ULg; Adam, Sophie; Simon, Michel

Book published by Luc Pire (2002)

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See detailCo-operative transactivation of steroid receptors
Muller, Marc ULg; Baniahmad, Claudia; Kaltschmidt, Christian et al

in Parker, Malcolm (Ed.) Nuclear Hormone Receptors (1991)

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See detailCo-organisateur du Premier Congrès de l'Association belge de Science Politique
Martiniello, Marco ULg

Scientific conference (1999, March 12)

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See detailCo-organisateur et auteur d'un rapport de synthèse, Colloque "L'Islam et l'État"
Martiniello, Marco ULg

Scientific conference (1999, May 27)

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See detailCo-parenting among Lesbian Headed Families Two contrasted cases
Miscioscia, Marina ULg; Delvoye, Marie; D'Amore, Salvatore ULg

in Pereira, Henrique; Costa, Pedro (Eds.) Coming-out for LBBT. Psychology in the current international scenario. (2014)

The parental function is an individual competence taking place within a dyadic interaction and relationship between adult and infant; and in which each parent actualizes with the infant independently from ... [more ▼]

The parental function is an individual competence taking place within a dyadic interaction and relationship between adult and infant; and in which each parent actualizes with the infant independently from the other parent. Co-parenting, instead, concerns the ways in which mothers and fathers function together as parents, how they cooperate, support and/or undermine each other in their reciprocal presence or absence and how they manage triadic processes. This key notion inserted with good marital and parent-child relationship seems correlated with good child outcomes (e.g., Brown, et al., 2010). Numerous longitudinal studies has observed co-parenting in “traditional families” (e.g. Favez at al. 2012) and his impact on family alliance; in lesbian headed family co-parenting was studying mainly in terms of couples’ division of family labor (Patterson & Farr, 2011), which researchers view as one aspect of co-parenting (e.g., Feinberg, 2003). In this paper we observe two contrasted co-parenting in two lesbian headed families. Co-parenting will be observed at the help of Lausanne Trilogue Play approach (LTP Fivaz-Depeursinge & Corboz-Warnery’s 1999) during triadic family interaction. [less ▲]

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