Effect of Alkalinity Type and Concentration on Nitrifying Biofilm Activity

@article{Biesterfeld2003EffectOA,
  title={Effect of Alkalinity Type and Concentration on Nitrifying Biofilm Activity},
  author={Sidney Biesterfeld and Greg Farmer and Phil Russell and Linda Ann Figueroa},
  journal={Water Environment Research},
  year={2003},
  volume={75}
}
The effect of alkalinity on nitrifying biofilm activity was determined by collecting 21‐day‐old biofilm samples from the top of a full‐scale nitrifying trickling filter and evaluating bench‐scale nitrate plus nitrite generation rates at (1) various initial carbonate alkalinity concentrations and (2) with four types of available alkalinity: carbonate only, phosphate only, phosphate plus hydroxide, and phosphate plus carbonate. Initial carbonate alkalinity concentrations were varied between… 
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