Nitrification in Drinking Water Systems

  title={Nitrification in Drinking Water Systems},
  author={Yan Zhang and Nancy G. Love and Marc A. Edwards},
  journal={Critical Reviews in Environmental Science and Technology},
  pages={153 - 208}
Nitrification is increasingly a concern in United States potable water distribution systems. This paper reviews research on nitrification as it relates to the ammonia levels and unique environments present in potable water distribution systems. Factors affecting nitrification occurrence, nitrification impacts on water quality and corrosion, and nitrification monitoring and control methods are emphasized. The potential role of nitrogen cycling via coupled microbial and electrochemical reactions… 
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