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Microbial quantification in activated sludge: the hits and misses

SJ Hall, J Keller, LL Blackall

WATER SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY | I W A PUBLISHING | Published : 2003

Abstract

Since the implementation of the activated sludge process for treating wastewater, there has been a reliance on chemical and physical parameters to monitor the system. However, in biological nutrient removal (BNR) processes, the microorganisms responsible for some of the transformations should be used to monitor the processes with the overall goal to achieve better treatment performance. The development of in situ identification and rapid quantification techniques for key microorganisms involved in BNR are required to achieve this goal. This study explored the quantification of Nitrospira, a key organism in the oxidation of nitrite to nitrate in BNR. Two molecular genetic microbial quantifica..

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