publication . Doctoral thesis . 2015

Enhanced Biological Phosphorus Removal: Metabolic Insights and Salinity Effects

Welles, L.;
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  • Published: 22 Dec 2015
  • Publisher: CRC Press/Balkema
  • Country: Netherlands
Abstract
Enhanced biological phosphorus removal (EBPR) is a biological process for efficient phosphate removal from wastewaters through intracellular storage of polyphosphate by polyphosphate-accumulating organisms (PAO) and subsequent removal of PAO from the system through wastage of sludge. In comparison to physical and chemical phosphorus removal processes, the biological process has several advantages such as high removal efficiency, low cost, and no chemical sludge production, but disturbances and prolonged periods of insufficient phosphate removal are still observed in conventional treatment systems and the applicability of the process for the treatment of saline w...
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Medical Subject Headings: respiratory system
free text keywords: population dynamics, niche differentiation, functional diversity, saline wastewater, microbial ecology, inhibition, tolerance
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