Full Text:   <1561>

CLC number: X5

On-line Access: 

Received: 2007-11-12

Revision Accepted: 2008-02-04

Crosschecked: 0000-00-00

Cited: 23

Clicked: 3933

Citations:  Bibtex RefMan EndNote GB/T7714

-   Go to

Article info.
1. Reference List
Open peer comments

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

http://doi.org/10.1631/jzus.B0710590


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.

@article{title="Anaerobic ammonium oxidation for treatment of ammonium-rich wastewaters",
author="Lei ZHANG, Ping ZHENG, Chong-jian TANG, Ren-cun JIN",
journal="Journal of Zhejiang University Science B",
volume="9",
number="5",
pages="416~426",
year="2008",
publisher="Zhejiang University Press & Springer",
doi="10.1631/jzus.B0710590"
}

%0 Journal Article
%T Anaerobic ammonium oxidation for treatment of ammonium-rich wastewaters
%A Lei ZHANG
%A Ping ZHENG
%A Chong-jian TANG
%A Ren-cun JIN
%J Journal of Zhejiang University SCIENCE B
%V 9
%N 5
%P 416~426
%@ 1673-1581
%D 2008
%I Zhejiang University Press & Springer
%DOI 10.1631/jzus.B0710590

TY - JOUR
T1 - Anaerobic ammonium oxidation for treatment of ammonium-rich wastewaters
A1 - Lei ZHANG
A1 - Ping ZHENG
A1 - Chong-jian TANG
A1 - Ren-cun JIN
J0 - Journal of Zhejiang University Science B
VL - 9
IS - 5
SP - 416
EP - 426
%@ 1673-1581
Y1 - 2008
PB - Zhejiang University Press & Springer
ER -
DOI - 10.1631/jzus.B0710590


Abstract: 
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.

Darkslateblue:Affiliate; Royal Blue:Author; Turquoise:Article

Reference

[1] Ahn, Y.H., Kim, H.C., 2004. Nutrient removal and microbial granulation in an anaerobic process treating inorganic and organic nitrogenous wastewater. Water Sci. Technol., 50(6):207-215.

[2] Ahn, Y.H., Choi, H.C., 2006. Autotrophic nitrogen removal from sludge liquids in upflow sludge bed reactor with external aeration. Process Biochem., 41(9):1945-1950.

[3] Bonmatí, A., Flotats, X., 2002. Air stripping of ammonia from pig slurry: characterization and feasibility as a pre- or post-treatment to mesophilic anaerobic digestion. Waste Manage., 23(3):261-272.

[4] Chamchoi, N., Nitisoravut, S., 2007. Anammox enrichment from different conventional sludges. Chemosphere, 66(11):2225-2232.

[5] Chen, X.L., Zheng, P., Jin, R.C., 2007. Bilogical nitrogen removal from monosodium glutamate-containing industrial wastewater with the Anaerobic Ammonium Oxidation (ANAMMOX) process. Acta Scientiae Circumstantiae, 27(5):747-752 (in Chinese).

[6] Ciudad, G., Rubilar, O., Muñoz, P., Ruiz, G., Chamy, R., Vergara, C., Jeison, D., 2005. Partial nitrification of high ammonia concentration wastewater as a part of a shortcut biological nitrogen removal process. Process Biochem., 40(5):1715-1719.

[7] Dalsgaard, T., Thamdrup, B., 2002. Factors controlling anaerobic ammonium oxidation with nitrite in marine sediments. Appl. Environ. Microbiol., 68(8):3802-3808.

[8] Dalsgaard, T., Canfield, D.E., Petersen, J., Thamdrup, B., Acuña-González, J., 2003. N2 production by the anammox reaction in the anoxic water column of Golfo Dulce, Costa Rica. Nature, 422(6932):606-608.

[9] Dapena-Mora, A., Campos, J.L., Mosquera-Corral, A., Jetten, M.S.M., Méndez, R., 2004. Stability of the ANAMMOX process in a gas-lift reactor and a SBR. J. Biotechnol., 110(2):159-170.

[10] Dapena-Mora, A., Fernández, I., Campos, J.L., Mosquera-Corral, A., Méndez, R., Jetten, M.S.M., 2007. Evaluation of activity and inhibition effects on Anammox process by batch tests based on the nitrogen gas production. Enzyme Microb. Technol., 40(4):859-865.

[11] Dong, X., Tollner, E.W., 2003. Evaluation of Anammox and denitrification during anaerobic digestion of poultry manure. Bioresource Technol., 86(2):139-145.

[12] Egli, K., Fanger, U., Alvarez, P.J.J., Siegrist, H., van der Meer, J.R., Zehnder, A.J.B., 2001. Enrichment and characterization of an anammox bacterium from a rotating biological contactor treating ammonium-rich leachate. Arch. Microbiol., 175(3):198-207.

[13] Engström, P., Dalsgaard, T., Hulth, S., Aller, C.R., 2005. Anaerobic ammonium oxidation by nitrite (anammox): implications for N2 production in coastal marine sediments. Geochim. Cosmochim. Acta, 69(8):2057-2065.

[14] Furukawa, K., Rouse, J.D., Yoshida, N., Hatanaka, H., 2003. Mass cultivation of anaerobic ammonium-oxidizing sludge using a novel nonwoven biomass carrier. J. Chem. Eng. Jpn., 36(10):1163-1169.

[15] Fux, C., Boehler, M., Huber, P., Brunner, I., Siegrist, H., 2002. Biological treatment of ammonium-rich wastewater by partial nitritation and subsequent anaerobic ammonium oxidation (anammox) in a pilot plant. J. Biotechnol., 99(3):295-306.

[16] Fux, C., Marchesi, V., Brunner, I., Siegrist, H., 2004. Anaerobic ammonium oxidation of ammonium-rich waste streams in fixed-bed reactors. Water Sci. Technol., 49(11):77-82.

[17] Galí, A., Dosta, J., van Loosdrecht, M.C.M., Mata-Alvarez, J., 2007. Two ways to achieve an anammox influent from real reject water treatment at lab-scale: partial SBR nitrification and SHARON process. Process Biochem., 42(4):715-720.

[18] Gong, Z., Yang, F., Liu, S., Bao, H., Hu, S., Furukawa, K., 2007. Feasibility of a membrane-aerated biofilm reactor to achieve single-stage autotrophic nitrogen removal based on Anammox. Chemosphere, 69(5):776-784.

[19] Grunditz, C., Dlhammar, G., 2001. Development of nitrification inhibition assays using pure cultures of nitrosomonas and nitrobacter. Water Res., 35(2):433-440.

[20] Hao, X., Heijnen, J.J., van Loosdrecht, M.C.M., 2001. Sensitivity analysis of a biofilm model describing a one-stage completely autotrophic nitrogen removal (CANON) process. Biotechnol. Bioeng., 77(3):266-277.

[21] Hellinga, C., Schellen, A.A.J.C., Mulder, J.W., van Loosdrecht, M.C.M., Heijnen, J.J., 1998. The Sharon process: an innovative method for nitrogen removal from ammonium-rich waste water. Water Sci. Technol., 37(9):135-142.

[22] Hippen, A., Rosenwinkel, K.H., Baumgarten, G., Seyfried, C.F., 1997. Aerobic deammonification: a new experience in the treatment of wastewaters. Water Sci. Technol., 35(10):111-120.

[23] Huston, W.M., Harhangi, H.R., Leech, A.P., Butler, C.S., Jetten, M.S.M., Op den Camp, H.J.M., Moir, J.W.B., 2007. Expression and characterization of a major c-type cytochrome encoded by gene kustc0563 from Kuenenia stuttgartiensis as a recombinant protein in Escherichia coli. Protein Expression and Purification, 51(1):28-33.

[24] Hwang, I.S., Min, K.S., Choi, E., Yun, Z., 2005. Nitrogen removal from piggery waste using the combined SHARON and ANAMMOX process. Water Sci. Technol., 52(10-11):487-494.

[25] Isaka, K., Date, Y., Sumino, T., Yoshie, S., Tsuneda, S., 2006. Growth characteristic of anaerobic ammonium-oxidizing bacteria in an anaerobic biological filtrated reactor. Appl. Microbiol. Biotechnol., 70(1):47-52.

[26] Jin, R.C., Hu, B.L., Zheng, P., Qaisar, M., Hu, A.H., Islam, E., 2008. Quantitative comparison of stability of ANAMMOX process in different reactor configurations. Bioresource Technol., 99(6):1603-1609.

[27] Kartal, B., van Niftrik, L., Sliekers, O., Schmid, M.C., Schmidt, I., van de Pas-Schoonen, K., Cirpus, I., van der Star, W., van Loosdrecht, M., Abma, W., et al., 2004. Application, eco-physiology and biodiversity of anaerobic ammonium-oxidizing bacteria. Rev. Environ. Sci. Biol./Technol., 3(3):255-264.

[28] Kartal, B., Rattray, J., van Niftrik, L.A., van de Vossenberg, J., Schmid, M.C., Webb, R.I., Schouten, S., Fuerst, J.A., Damsté, J.S., Jetten, M.S.M., Strous, M., 2007. Candidatus “Anammoxoglobus propionicus” a new propionate oxidizing species of anaerobic ammonium oxidizing bacteria. Syst. Appl. Microbiol., 30(1):39-49.

[29] Kuypers, M.M.M., Sliekers, A.O., Lavik, G., Schmid, M., Jørgensen, B.B., Kuenen, J.G., Sinninghe Damsté, J.S., Strous, M., Jetten, M.S.M., 2003. Anaerobic ammonium oxidation by anammox bacteria in the Black Sea. Nature, 422(6932):608-611.

[30] Lindsay, M.R., Webb, R.I., Strous, M., Jetten, M.S.M., Butler, M.K., Forde, R.J., Fuerst, J.A., 2001. Cell compartmentalization in planctomycetes: novel types of structural organization for the bacterial cell. Arch. Microbiol., 175(6):413-429.

[31] Lu, G., Zheng, P., Jin, R., Qaisar, M., 2006. Control strategy of shortcut nitrification. J. Environ Sci.-China, 18(1):58-61.

[32] Mulder, A., van de Graaf, A.A., Robertson, L.A., Kuenen, J.G., 1995. Anaerobic ammonium oxidation discovered in a denitrifying fluidized bed reactor. FEMS Microbiol. Ecol., 16(3):177-184.

[33] Nielsen, M., Bollmann, A., Sliekers, O., Jetten, M., Schmid, M., Strous, M., Schmidt, I., Larsen, L.H., Nielsen, L.P., Revsbech, N.P., 2005. Kinetics, diffusional limitation and microscale distribution of chemistry and organisms in a CANON reactor. FEMS Microbiol. Ecol., 51(2):247-256.

[34] Penton, C.R., Devol, A.H., Tiedje, J.M., 2006. Molecular evidence for the broad distribution of anaerobic ammonium-oxidizing bacteria in freshwater and marine sediments. Appl. Environ. Microbiol., 72(10):6829-6832.

[35] Pollice, A., Tandoi, V., Lestingi, C., 2002. Influence of aeration and sludge retention time on ammonium oxidation to nitrite and nitrate. Water Res., 36(10):2541-2546.

[36] Pynaert, K., Wyffels, S., Sprengers, R., Boeckx, P., van Cleemput, O., Verstraete, W., 2002. Oxygen-limited nitrogen removal in a lab-scale rotating biological contactor treating an ammonium-rich wastewater. Water Sci. Technol., 45(10):357-363.

[37] Pynaert, K., Smets, B.F., Wyffels, S., Beheydt, D., Siciliano, S.D., Verstraete, W., 2003. Characterization of an autotrophic nitrogen-removing biofilm from a highly loaded lab-scale rotating biological contactor. Appl. Environ. Microbiol., 69(6):3626-3635.

[38] Pynaert, K., Smets, B.F., Beheydt, D., Verstraete, W., 2004. Start-up of autotrophic nitrogen removal reactors via sequential biocatalyst addition. Environ. Sci. Technol., 38(4):1228-1235.

[39] Reginatto, V., Teixeira, R.M., Pereira, F., Schmidell, W., Furigo, A.Jr., Menes, R., Etchebehere, C., Soares, H.M., 2005. Anaerobic ammonium oxidation in a bioreactor treating slaughterhouse wastewater. Braz. J. Chem. Eng., 22(4):593-600.

[40] Ruiz, G., Jeison, D., Rubilar, O., Ciudad, G., Chamy, R., 2006. Nitrification-denitrification via nitrite accumulation for nitrogen removal from wastewaters. Bioresource Technol., 97(2):330-335.

[41] Schmid, M., Walsh, K., Webb, R., Rijpstra, W.I.C., van de Pas-Schoonen, K., Jan Verbruggen, M., Hill, T., Moffett, B., Fuerst, J., Schouten, S., et al., 2003. Candidatus “Scalindua brodae”, sp. nov., CandidatusScalindua wagneri”, sp. nov., two new species of anaerobic ammonium oxidizing bacteria. Syst. Appl. Microbiol., 26(4):529-538.

[42] Schmidt, I., Bock, E., 1997. Anaerobic ammonia oxidation with nitrogen dioxide by Nitrosomona eutropha. Arch. Microbiol., 167(2-3):106-111.

[43] Schouten, S., Strous, M., Kuypers, M.M.M., Rijpstra, W.I.C., Baas, M., Schubert, C.J., Jetten, M.S.M., Sinninghe Damsté, J.S., 2004. Stable carbon isotopic fractionations associated with inorganic carbon fixation by anaerobic ammonium-oxidizing bacteria. Appl. Environ. Microbiol., 70(6):3785-3788.

[44] Shimamura, M., Nishiyama, T., Shigetomo, H., Toyomoto, T., Kawahara, Y., Furukawa, K., Fujii, T., 2007. Isolation of a multiheme protein with features of a hydrazine-oxidizing enzyme from an anaerobic ammonium-oxidizing enrichment culture. Appl. Environ. Microbiol., 73(4):1065-1072.

[45] Sinninghe Damsté, J.S., Strous, M., Rijpstra, W.I.C., Hopmans, E.C., Geenevasen, J.A.J., van Duin, A.C.T., van Niftrik, L.A., Jetten, M.S.M., 2002. Linearly concatenated cyclobutane lipids form a dense bacterial membrane. Nature, 419(6908):708-712.

[46] Sliekers, A.O., Derwort, N., Gomez, J.L.C., Strous, M., Kuenen, J.G., Jetten, M.S.M., 2002. Completely autotrophic nitrogen removal over nitrite in one single reactor. Water Res., 36(10):2475-2482.

[47] Sliekers, A.O., Third, K.A., Abma, W., Kuenen, J.G., Jetten, M.S.M., 2003. CANON and anammox in a gas-lift reactor. FEMS Microbiol. Lett., 218(2):339-344.

[48] Strous, M., 2000. Microbiology of Anaerobic Ammonium Oxidation. Ph.D Thesis, Department of Microbiology, TU Technical University, Delft, the Netherlands.

[49] Strous, M., van Gerven, E., Kuenen, J.G., Jetten, M.S.M., 1997a. Effects of aerobic and microaerobic conditions on anaerobic ammonium-oxidizing (Anammox) sludge. Appl. Environ. Microbiol., 63(6):2446-3448.

[50] Strous, M., van Gerven, E., Zheng, P., Kuenen, J.G., Jetten, M.S.M., 1997b. Ammonium removal from concentrated waste streams with the anaerobic ammonium oxidation (ANAMMOX) process in different reactor configurations. Water Res., 31(8):1955-1962.

[51] Strous, M., Heijnen, J.J., Kuenen, J.G., Jetten, M.S.M., 1998. The sequencing batch reactor as a powerful tool for the study of slowly growing anaerobic ammonium-oxidizing microorganisms. Appl. Microbiol. Biotechnol., 50(5):589-596.

[52] Strous, M., Fuerst, J.A., Kramer, E.H.M., Logemann, S., Muyzer, G., van de Pas-Schoonen, K.T., Webb, R., Kuenen, J.G., Jetten, M.S.M., 1999a. Missing lithotroph identified as new planctomycete. Nature, 400(6743):446-449.

[53] Strous, M., Kuenen, J.G., Jetten, M.S.M., 1999b. Key physiology of anaerobic ammonium oxidation. Appl. Environ. Microbiol., 65(7):3248-3250.

[54] Strous, M., Kuenen, J.G.., Fuerst, J.A., Wagner, M., Jetten, M.S.M., 2002. The anammox case—a new experimental manifesto for microbiological co-physiology. Antonie van Leeuwenhoek, 81(1/4):693-702.

[55] Strous, M., Pelletier, E., Mangenot, S., Rattei, T., Lehner, A., Taylor, M.W., Horn, M., Daims, H., Bartol-Mavel, D., Wincker, P., et al., 2006. Deciphering the evolution and metabolism of an anammox bacterium from a community genome. Nature, 440(7085):790-794.

[56] Sugiyama, S., Yokoyama, M., Ishizuka, H., Sotowa, K.I., Tomida, T., Shigemoto, N., 2005. Removal of aqueous ammonium with magnesium phosphates obtained from the ammonium-elimination of magnesium ammonium phosphate. J. Colloid Interface Sci., 292(1):133-138.

[57] Thamdrup, B., Dalsgaard, T., 2002. Production of N2 through anaerobic ammonium oxidation coupled to nitrate reduction in marine sediments. Appl. Environ. Microbiol., 68(3):1312-1318.

[58] Third, K.A., Sliekers, A.O., Kuenen, J.G., Jetten, M.S.M., 2001. The CANON system (completely autotrophic nitrogen-removal over nitrite) under ammonium limitation: interaction and competition between three groups of bacteria. Syst. Appl. Microbiol., 24(4):588-596.

[59] Third, K.A., Paxman, J., Schmid, M., Strous, M., Jetten, M.S.M., Cord-Ruwish, R., 2005. Enrichment of anammox from activated sludge and its application in the CANON process. Microb. Ecol., 49(2):236-244.

[60] Toh, S.K., Ashbolt, N.J., 2002. Adaptation of anaerobic ammonium-oxidising consortium to synthetic coke-ovens wastewater. Appl. Microbiol. Biotechnol., 59(2-3):344-352.

[61] Toh, S.K., Webb, R.I., Ashbolt, N.J., 2002. Enrichment of autotrophic anaerobic ammonium-oxidizing consortia from various wastewaters. Microb. Ecol., 43(1):154-167.

[62] Trigo, C., Campos, J.L., Garrido, J.M., Méndez, R., 2006. Start-up of the Anammox process in a membrane bioreactor. J. Biotechnol., 126(4):475-487.

[63] Tsushima, I., Ogasawara, Y., Kindaichi, T., Satoh, H., Okabe, S., 2007. Development of high-rate anaerobic ammonium-oxidizing (anammox) biofilm reactors. Water Res., 41(8):1623-1634.

[64] van de Graaf, A.A., de Bruijn, P., Robertson, L.A., Jetten, M.S.M., Kuenen, J.G., 1996. Autotrophic growth of anaerobic ammonium-oxidizing micro-organisms in a fluidized bed reactor. Microbiology (UK), 142:2187-2196.

[65] van de Graaf, A.A., de Bruijn, P., Robertson, L.A., Jetten, M.S.M., Kuenen, J.G., 1997. Metabolic pathway of anaerobic ammonium oxidation on the basis of 15N studies in a fluidized bed reactor. Microbiology (UK), 143(7):2415-2421.

[66] van der Star, W.R.L., Abma, W.R., Blommers, D., Mulder, J.W., Tokutomi, T., Strous, M., Picioreanu, C., van Loosdrecht, M.C.M., 2007. Startup of reactors for anoxic ammonium oxidation: experiences from the first full-scale anammox reactor in Rotterdam. Water Res., 41(18):4149-4163.

[67] van Dongen, U., Jetten, M.S.M., van Loosdrecht, M.C.M., 2001. The SHARON-Anammox process for treatment of ammonium rich wastewater. Water Sci. Technol., 44(1):153-160.

[68] van Kempen, R., Mulder, J.W., Uijterlinde, C.A., Loosdrecht, M.C.M., 2001. Overview: full scale experience of the SHARON process for treatment of rejection water of digested sludge dewatering. Water Sci. Technol., 44(1):145-152.

[69] Volcke, E.I.P., van Loosdrecht, M.C.M., Vanrolleghem, P.A., 2006. Controlling the nitrite:ammonium ratio in a SHARON reactor in view of its coupling with an Anammox process. Water Sci. Technol., 53(4-5):45-54.

[70] Waki, M., Tokutomi, T., Yokoyama, H., Tanaka, Y., 2007. Nitrogen removal from animal waste treatment water by anammox enrichment. Bioresource Technol., 98(14):2775-2780.

[71] Wang, J.L., Yang, N., 2004. Partial nitrification under limited dissolved oxygen conditions. Process Biochem., 39(10):1223-1229.

[72] Wu, Z., An, Y., Wang, Z., Yang, S., Chen, H., Zhou, Z., Mai, S., 2008. Study on zoelite enhanced contact-adsorption regeneration-stabilization process for nitrogen removal. J. Hazard. Mater., in press.

[73] Yamamoto, T., Takaki, K., Koyama, T., Furukawa, K., 2006. Novel partial nitritation treatment for anaerobic digestion liquor of swine wastewater using swim-bed technology. J. Biosci. Bioeng., 102(6):497-503.

[74] Zhang, S.H., Zheng, P., Hua, Y.M., 2004. Anammox transited from denitrification in upflow biofilm reactor. J. Environ. Sci.-China, 16(6):1041-1045.

[75] Zheng, P., Lin, F.M., Hu, B.L., Chen, J.S., 2004. Performance of Anammox granular sludge bed reactor started up with nitrifying granular sludge. J. Environ. Sci.-China, 16(2):339-342.

Open peer comments: Debate/Discuss/Question/Opinion

<1>

Please provide your name, email address and a comment





Journal of Zhejiang University-SCIENCE, 38 Zheda Road, Hangzhou 310027, China
Tel: +86-571-87952783; E-mail: cjzhang@zju.edu.cn
Copyright © 2000 - Journal of Zhejiang University-SCIENCE