Improved nitrogen removal by application of new nitrogen-cycle bacteria

Jetten, Mike S. M., Schmid, Markus, Schmidt, Ingo, Wubben, Mariska, van Dongen, Udo, Abma, Wiebe, Sliekers, Olav, Revsbech, Niels Peter, Beaumont, Hubertus J. E., Ottosen, Lars, Volcke, Eveline, Laanbroek, H. J., Campos-Gomez, Jose Luis, Cole, Jeff, van Loosdrecht, Mark, Mulder, Jan Willem, Fuerst, John, Richardson, David ORCID:, van de Pas, Katinka, Mendez-Pampin, Ramon, Third, Katie, Cirpus, Irina, van Spanning, Rob, Bollmann, Annette, Nielsen, Lars Peter, op den Camp, Huub, Schultz, Carl, Gundersen, Jens, Vanrolleghem, Peter, Strous, Marc, Wagner, Michael and Kuenen, J. Gijs (2002) Improved nitrogen removal by application of new nitrogen-cycle bacteria. Reviews in Environmental Science and Biotechnology, 1. pp. 51-63. ISSN 1569-1705

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In order to meet increasingly stringent European discharge standards, new applications and control strategies for the sustainable removal of ammonia from wastewater have to be implemented. In this paper we discuss a nitrogen removal system based on the processes of partial nitrification and anoxic ammonia oxidation (anammox). The anammox process offers great opportunities to remove ammonia in fully autotrophic systems with biomass retention. No organic carbon is needed in such nitrogen removal system, since ammonia is used as electron donor for nitrite reduction. The nitrite can be produced from ammonia in oxygen-limited biofilm systems or in continuous processes without biomass retention. For successful implementation of the combined processes, accurate biosensors for measuring ammonia and nitrite concentrations, insight in the complex microbial communities involved, and new control strategies have to be developed and evaluated.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: ammonium,anammox,denitrification,nitrification,nitrite,planctomycetales,environmental engineering,applied microbiology and biotechnology,waste management and disposal,pollution ,/dk/atira/pure/subjectarea/asjc/2300/2305
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Faculty of Science > School of Biological Sciences
UEA Research Groups: Faculty of Science > Research Groups > Organisms and the Environment
Faculty of Science > Research Groups > Molecular Microbiology
Faculty of Science > Research Centres > Centre for Molecular and Structural Biochemistry
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Date Deposited: 14 Jul 2022 16:30
Last Modified: 15 May 2023 00:53
DOI: 10.1023/A:1015191724542

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