Effect of periodic temperature shock on nitrogen removal performance and microbial community structure in plug-flow microaerobic sludge blanket.

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Summary of "Effect of periodic temperature shock on nitrogen removal performance and microbial community structure in plug-flow microaerobic sludge blanket."

The positive effects nitrogen removal capability in a plug-flow microaerobic sludge blanket at low temperature are confirmed by inducing periodic high temperature shocks. This method enables enhancement of metabolic activity and an optimized bacterial community structure of microbes under the conditions of low C/N ratio and temperature. The control reactor was operated at a constant temperature of 20 °C, and the plug-flow microaerobic sludge blanket was subjected to a high temperature shock treatment with three cycles for 94 d. Starting with the initial temperature of 20 °C, after three cycles at temperature (30 °C) shock, the removal efficiencies of ammonium and total nitrogen at the terminal period increased to 68.0% and 54.7% from 51.1% to 35.6%, respectively. The activity and relative abundance of ammonia oxidizing bacteria, nitrite oxidizing bacteria, and anammox bacteria, dominated by Candidatus Brocadia at low temperature, were accordingly enhanced after periodic temperature shocks.


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Name: Chemosphere
ISSN: 1879-1298
Pages: 124934


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