The biodegradation of the aromatic amine 4-methylaniline (4MA) using an aerobic sequencing batch reactor was evaluated. The specific degradation rate showed an exponential increase during the acclimation of the microorganisms reaching a maximal value of 34 mg 4MA/VSS/h. After the acclimation, the process showed a stable operation. A high similarity index was observed, indicating a low variation in the population diversity. During this period, the physicochemical parameters demonstrated a stable operation of the reactor.

This content is only available as a PDF.
You do not currently have access to this content.