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Biography[ edit ] Rittmann was born in St. His PhD adviser was Perry L. Rittmann joined the faculty in the Department of Civil Engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in as an assistant professor. He was promoted to associate and full professor in and Rittmann is married to Marylee MacDonald and the proud step father of Drs. Biofilm modeling[ edit ] Rittmann is one of the pioneers in developing and applying mathematical models of biofilms , which are microorganisms that grow attached to a solid surface.
Although some biofilms are infamous for causing infections or fouling the surfaces of pipes, ships, and membranes, Rittmann focuses on the good biofilms used to treat contaminated water. Mathematical modeling is a powerful tool to integrate the several microbiological, chemical, and transport processes that occur together in a biofilm.
Models can represent the gradients in substrates that the microorganisms metabolize, the products generated by the microorganisms, and the different types of microorganisms that exist together in biofilms.
Molecular microbial ecology[ edit ] Originally working in cooperation with Dr. David Stahl , Rittmann introduced the powerful tools of molecular biology to environmental engineering, helping create the exciting field known today as Environmental Biotechnology , in which the goal is to manage microbial communities so that they provide services to society. The tools of molecular microbial ecology directly interrogate the genetic information in microorganisms.
They make it possible to determine what types of microorganisms are present in the complex communities of environmental biotechnologies, what reactions those microorganisms can carry out, what reactions they are carrying out, and how they interact with each other and their environment.
Now working hand-in-glove with Center colleague Dr. Rosa Krajmalnik-Brown , Rittmann is using molecular microbial ecology to understand and manage microbial communities in a wide range of microbiological processes used for removing pollution from water, generating renewable resources , and improving human health.
Microbial products[ edit ] Rittmann and several colleagues were the first to define soluble microbial products SMP , which comprise a wide range of soluble organic molecules that microorganisms release to their environment. With Dr. Being major sinks for electrons and carbon, SMP and EPS have profound impacts on the performance of environmental biotechnologies in terms of effluent quality and the composition of the biomass.
Bioremediation[ edit ] Bioremediation refers to the microorganism-based clean up of contaminated soils and associated water. His work expanded to the bioremediation of chlorinated solvents , petroleum hydrocarbons, and radionuclides. Rittmann helped establish and direct the field of in situ bioremediation through the publication of two National Academy reports from committee he chaired: In Situ Bioremediation: When Does it Work?
Membrane biofilm reactors[ edit ] Rittmann is the inventor of the Hydrogen -based Membrane Biofilm Reactor MBfR ,  which can be used to reduce and detoxify a wide range of oxidized pollutants commonly found in water: e. In the MBfR, H2 gas is delivered directly to H2-oxidizing bacteria that live on the outer surface of a bubble-less gas-transfer membrane. The oxidized contaminants in the water moving past the biofilm are reduced to harmless or readily removed forms.
The team focuses on advanced photobioreactor systems that give high productivity of the target product. The product can be part of the biomass itself or chemical synthesized and excreted by the photosynthetic microorganisms. The latter theme is in cooperation with Dr. The ultimate goal is to make CO2 a resource for generating renewable fuels and chemicals.
Microbial electrochemical cells[ edit ] Microbial electrochemistry utilizes bacteria that are able to transfer electrons to the anode of an electrochemical cell.
Working with Center colleagues Dr. Sudeep Popat [ permanent dead link ], Rittmann is advancing the fundamental science and technology bases for microbial electrochemistry, with the ultimate goal of using the technology to capture the energy in organic waste streams as valuable energy or chemical outputs.
Rosa Krajmalnik-Brown and Dr. The utilize high-throughput genomics , metabolomics , and quantitative modeling to understand the complex interactions among the many microorganisms and the human host, as well as to uncover means to manage the microbial communities towards good health outcomes. Bruce Rittmann ed. Washington, DC: Routledge.
ISBN Rittmann, B. Seagren; B. Wrenn; A. Valocchi; C. Ray; L. Raskin In Situ Bioremediation. Natural Attenuation for Groundwater Remediation.
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