Nitrification activities in full-scale treatment plants with varying salt loads.

@article{Moussa2006NitrificationAI,
  title={Nitrification activities in full-scale treatment plants with varying salt loads.},
  author={Moustafa S Moussa and O Garcia Fuentes and Henk J. Lubberding and Christine Maria Hooijmans and Mark C M van Loosdrecht and Huub J. Gijzen},
  journal={Environmental technology},
  year={2006},
  volume={27 6},
  pages={635-43}
}
The effect of salt on the nitrification activity in full-scale wastewater treatment plants (WWTP) was investigated. Not only the activity of ammonia and nitrite oxidisers was measured, but also the nitrifying population was assessed (by Fluorescent In Situ Hybridisation)--in full-scale domestic and industrial WWTPs, operated under various salt levels. The results demonstrate a decline in the activity of ammonia and nitrite oxidisers with an increase in salt content: the domestic WWTP with the… CONTINUE READING