How adaptation and mass transfer control the biodegradation of linear alkylbenzene sulfonate by activated sludge

Abstract

We use a nonsteady-state model to evaluate the effects of community adaptation and sorption kinetics on the fate of linear alkylbenzene sulfonate (LAS) in batch experiments conducted with activated sludge that was continuously fed different concentrations of LAS. We observed a sharp decrease in the biodegradation rate between 30 and 60 minutes and the… (More)
DOI: 10.1023/A:1011928723070

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