Effects of long exposure to low temperatures on nitrifying biofilm and biomass in wastewater treatment.

@article{Delatolla2012EffectsOL,
  title={Effects of long exposure to low temperatures on nitrifying biofilm and biomass in wastewater treatment.},
  author={Robert Delatolla and Nathalie Tufenkji and Yves Comeau and Alain Gadbois and Daniel Lamarre and Dimitrios Berk},
  journal={Water environment research : a research publication of the Water Environment Federation},
  year={2012},
  volume={84 4},
  pages={328-38}
}
Attached growth biological treatment systems are a promising solution to ammonia removal in cold-temperature climates. Environmental scanning electron microscopy (ESEM) and confocal laser scanning microscopy in combination with fluorescent in situ hybridization (FISH) was used to investigate the effects of 4 months of exposure to 4 degrees C on nitrifying biofilm and biomass. These molecular and microscopic methods were modified to minimize loss of mass and distortion of in situ perspectives… CONTINUE READING