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Appl Biochem Biotechnol. 2014 Dec;174(8):2875-85. doi: 10.1007/s12010-014-1233-3. Epub 2014 Sep 19.

Behaviors of biomass and kinetic parameter for nitrifying species in A²O process at different sludge retention time.

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Master Program of Environmental Education and Management, Department of Science Education and Application, National Taichung University of Education, Taichung, 40306, Taiwan, bai@ms6.hinet.net.

Abstract

The effect of sludge retention time (SRT) on biomass, kinetic parameters, and stoichiometric parameters of ammonia-oxidizing bacteria (AOB) and nitrite-oxidizing bacteria (NOB) in anaerobic/anoxic/oxic (A(2)O) process were explored in this study. The results showed that the growth rate constants were 1.52, 1.22, and 0.85 day(-1), respectively, for AOB, those were 1.59, 1.19, and 0.87 day(-1), respectively, for NOB when SRT was 20, 10, and 5 days. The lysis rate constants of AOB and NOB were 0.14 and 0.09 day(-1), respectively. The yield coefficients were 0.23 and 0.22, respectively, for AOB and NOB. They did not change with SRT obviously. The biomass of AOB was 50.94, 26.35, and 14.68 mg L(-1), respectively, and the biomass of NOB was 116.77, 60.00, and 44.25 mg L(-1), respectively, at SRT of 20, 10, and 5 days. When SRT diminished from 20 to 5 days, the biomass of AOB and NOB diminished by 36.26 and 75.52 mg L(-1), respectively. The removal efficiency of NH4 (+)-N diminished by 68.9 %. The removal efficiency of total nitrogen diminished by 42.9 %.

PMID:
25234396
DOI:
10.1007/s12010-014-1233-3
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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