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

Abstract

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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