Failure of the ammonia oxidation process in two pharmaceutical wastewater treatment plants is linked to shifts in the bacterial communities.


AIMS To investigate whether two different wastewater treatment plants (WWTPs) -- treating the same pharmaceutical influent -- select for a different bacterial and/or ammonia oxidizing bacterial (AOB) community. METHODS AND RESULTS Molecular fingerprinting demonstrated that each WWTP had its own total bacterial and AOB community structure, but Nitrosomonas… (More)


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