Artificial dosage of nitrate in sewer networks is considered as one of the most effective methods for odor and corrosion control. However, there is limited knowledge on the effect of temperature on the transformations that takes place during anoxic conditions. Thus, two groups of batch experiments were conducted to gain insight in the involved processes in bulk phase of a septic municipal wastewater. It can be concluded that sewer denitrification, in bulk phase, can be simplified in three stages. According to the experimental results, nitrate or nitrite is utilized for autotrophic denitrification with sulfide, while heterotrophic utilization is initiated after the completion of anoxic sulfide oxidation. Moreover, temperature is proved to have a significant impact on sewer denitrification kinetic profile, as it determines the extent of temporal nitrite accumulation. The temperature coefficient of each anoxic process, including sulfide oxidation, nitrate utilization and denitrification/nitrite utilization is experimentally calculated and temperature dependent equations are developed, providing the rate of all anoxic processes in bulk phase of sewer wastewater, in any given temperature.

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