Nitrous oxide production and nitrification kinetics by natural bacterial communities of the lower Seine river ( France )

@inproceedings{Cbron2005NitrousOP,
  title={Nitrous oxide production and nitrification kinetics by natural bacterial communities of the lower Seine river ( France )},
  author={Aur{\'e}lie C{\'e}bron and Josette A Garnier and Gilles F Billen},
  year={2005}
}
Nitrous oxide (N2O) is produced in the lower Seine river at 40 to 60 kg N-N2O d–1, in a section greatly affected by effluents from the Achères Wastewater treatment plant (WWTP). Because water column denitrification is weak in this sector, we hypothesized that N2O could be produced by the nitrifier-denitrification process. To understand the controls of N2O emission, nitrifying bacterial cultures were grown from Seine river water (in batches and continuous flow experiments). The population… CONTINUE READING