The maximum specific nitrifier growth rate was determined for two wastewater treatment plants (WWTPs) using sequencing batch reactors (SBRs) and high F/M exponential growth batch tests. Higher nitrifier growth rates were obtained from the exponential growth batch tests. Operating SRT and aeration mode (fully aerobic versus anoxic/aerobic) significantly impacted the nitrifier's growth rate in the SBRs with lower SRT and anoxic/aerobic operation resulting in higher specific nitrifier growth rates.
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Research Article| July 01 2002
Comparison of bench scale testing methods for nitrifier growth rate measurement
Water Sci Technol (2002) 46 (1-2): 289–295.
D. Katehis, J. Fillos, L.A. Carrio; Comparison of bench scale testing methods for nitrifier growth rate measurement. Water Sci Technol 1 July 2002; 46 (1-2): 289–295. doi: https://doi.org/10.2166/wst.2002.0491
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