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Table 2

AO kinetic parameters under the absence and presence of silver

Cell modeSilver species and concentrationKinetic parameters
Test with no silver Ks (mg/L) qmax (mg-N/g-MLSS · h) 
 Free cells No silver 17.8a 12.8a 
 BA-entrapped cells No silver 12.9 5.6 
Test with silver  (mg/L)  (mg-N/g-MLSS · h) 
 Free cells AgNPs at 10 mg/L 3.3a 3.3a 
Ag+ at 0.1 mg/L 3.7a 1.3a 
 BA-entrapped cells AgNPs at 10 mg/L 10.5 4.2 
Ag+ at 0.1 mg/L 13.4 4.8 
Cell modeSilver species and concentrationKinetic parameters
Test with no silver Ks (mg/L) qmax (mg-N/g-MLSS · h) 
 Free cells No silver 17.8a 12.8a 
 BA-entrapped cells No silver 12.9 5.6 
Test with silver  (mg/L)  (mg-N/g-MLSS · h) 
 Free cells AgNPs at 10 mg/L 3.3a 3.3a 
Ag+ at 0.1 mg/L 3.7a 1.3a 
 BA-entrapped cells AgNPs at 10 mg/L 10.5 4.2 
Ag+ at 0.1 mg/L 13.4 4.8 

aResults from Giao et al. (2017).

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