Biological sulfide removal under alkaline and aerobic conditions in a packed recycling reactor.

@article{GonzlezSnchez2009BiologicalSR,
  title={Biological sulfide removal under alkaline and aerobic conditions in a packed recycling reactor.},
  author={Antonio Gonz{\'a}lez-S{\'a}nchez and Sergio Revah},
  journal={Water science and technology : a journal of the International Association on Water Pollution Research},
  year={2009},
  volume={59 7},
  pages={1415-21}
}
The biological sulfide removal from wastewater caustic streams can be achieved without significant dilution by alkaliphilic microorganisms which usually show lower growth and oxidation rates as compared with acidic and neutral bacteria. To improve volumetric removal rates under alkaline condition (pH 10), an Alkaliphilic Sulfide-oxidizing Bacteria Consortium (ASBC) was studied in a Packed Recycling Reactor (PRR). A commercial Nylon fiber resulted to be a convenient packing support for biofilm… CONTINUE READING