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Title
Success of mainstream partial nitritation/anammox demands integration of engineering, microbiome and modeling insights
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Abstract
Twenty years ago, mainstream partial nitritation/anammox (PN/A) was conceptually proposed as pivotal for a more sustainable treatment of municipal wastewater. Its economic potential spurred research, yet practice awaits a comprehensive recipe for microbial resource management. Implementing mainstream PN/A requires transferable and operable ways to steer microbial competition as to meet discharge requirements on a year-round basis at satisfactory conversion rates. In essence, the competition for nitrogen, organic carbon and oxygen is grouped into ON/OFF (suppression/promotion) and IN/OUT (wash-out/retention and seeding) strategies, selecting for desirable conversions and microbes. Some insights need mechanistic understanding, while empirical observations suffice elsewhere. The provided methodological R&D framework integrates insights in engineering, microbiome and modeling. Such synergism should catalyze the implementation of energy-positive sewage treatment.
Language
English
Source (journal)
Current opinion in biotechnology. - Chicago, Ill.
Current opinion in biotechnology. - Chicago, Ill.
Publication
London : Current biology ltd , 2018
ISSN
0958-1669
Volume/pages
50 (2018) , p. 214-221
ISI
000430903400028
Pubmed ID
29459309
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UAntwerpen
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Creation 29.03.2018
Last edited 21.09.2021
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