Industrial activated sludge exhibit unique bacterial community composition at high taxonomic ranks.

@article{Ibarbalz2013IndustrialAS,
  title={Industrial activated sludge exhibit unique bacterial community composition at high taxonomic ranks.},
  author={Federico Mat{\'i}as Ibarbalz and E L M Eva L M Figuerola and Leonardo Erijman},
  journal={Water research},
  year={2013},
  volume={47 11},
  pages={3854-64}
}
Biological degradation of domestic and industrial wastewater by activated sludge depends on a common process of separation of the diverse self-assembled and self-sustained microbial flocs from the treated wastewater. Previous surveys of bacterial communities indicated the presence of a common core of bacterial phyla in municipal activated sludge, an observation consistent with the concept of ecological coherence of high taxonomic ranks. The aim of this work was to test whether this critical… CONTINUE READING