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Joo-Hwa Tay, Stephen Tiong-Lee tayt, Liu Yu, Show Kuan Yeow and volodymyr ivanov

Aqua Aerobic Granule

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BIOGRANULATION TECHNOLOGIES FOR WASTEWATER TREATMENT

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BIOGRANULATION TECHNOLOGIES FOR WASTEWATER TREATMENT

Joo-Hwa Tay, PhD, PE Stephen Tiong-Lee Tay,^ PhD Yu Liu, PhD Kuan-Yeow Show, PhD Volodymyr Ivanov, PhD

School of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

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In Remembrance to Stephen Tiong-Lee Tay

We wish to dedicate this book to the major author, Stephen Tiong-Lee Tay. Stephen suddenly passed away on 29 July 2005, several days before the finishing of the book. He established research team on the granulation studies in Nanyang Technological University (NTU) and created there a spirit of cooperation and friendship. He has made significant contributions to the world's studies on granulation, especially in microbiology and biotechnology of the granules degrading toxic compounds. He postulated and proved that the aerobic granulation technology could overcome the disadvantages associated with the use of carrier materials in traditional cell immobilization systems. The microbial granulation research team and his students in NTU continue the development of Stephen's ideas. For all of us, who had the privilege of knowing, interacting, and working with Stephen, he was more than a brilliant and dedicated Professor, he was a dear friend, mentor, and coach, he has touched the lives of many of us.

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