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Journal of Zhejiang University SCIENCE B 2008 Vol.9 No.5 P.416~426


Anaerobic ammonium oxidation for treatment of ammonium-rich wastewaters

Author(s):  Lei ZHANG, Ping ZHENG, Chong-jian TANG, Ren-cun JIN

Affiliation(s):  Department of Environmental Engineering, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou 310029, China

Corresponding email(s):   angellina2006@hotmail.com, pzheng@zju.edu.cn

Key Words:  Anaerobic ammonium oxidation (ANAMMOX) bacteria, Metabolism, Partial nitritation-ANAMMOX, Completely autotrophic nitrogen removal over nitrite (CANON), Application

Lei ZHANG, Ping ZHENG, Chong-jian TANG, Ren-cun JIN. Anaerobic ammonium oxidation for treatment of ammonium-rich wastewaters[J]. Journal of Zhejiang University Science B, 2008, 9(5): 416~426.

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The concept of anaerobic ammonium oxidation (ANAMMOX) is presently of great interest. The functional bacteria belonging to the Planctomycete phylum and their metabolism are investigated by microbiologists. Meanwhile, the ANAMMOX is equally valuable in treatment of ammonium-rich wastewaters. Related processes including partial nitritation-ANAMMOX and completely autotrophic nitrogen removal over nitrite (CANON) have been developed, and lab-scale experiments proved that both processes were quite feasible in engineering with appropriate control. Successful full-scale practice in the Netherlands will accelerate application of the process in future. This review introduces the microbiology and more focuses on application of the ANAMMOX process.

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