Assoc. Prof. Warawut Chulaluksananukul, Ph.D., Director of the Aquatic Resources Research Institute (ARRI) and a professor in the Department of Botany, Faculty of Science, Chulalongkorn University, along with three research team members, won the Best Poster Award for their presentation on Simultaneous H2S and NO3– removal using different NR-SOB strains isolated from hot springs in Thailand at the 7th International Conference on Biotechniques for Air Pollution Control and Bioenergy held on 19-21 July 2017 in La Coruña, Spain.
The research team was successful in isolating three newly discovered species of NR-SOB Bacteria. This bacterial isolation was conducted in hot-springs in northern Thailand and is very effective in removing Hydrogen Sulfide and Nitrate in wastewater. Hence, these bacteria can be used to solve water contamination issues caused by both nature and industrial pollution.