Nutrient gradients in a granular activated carbon biofilter drives bacterial community organization and dynamics.

@article{Boon2011NutrientGI,
  title={Nutrient gradients in a granular activated carbon biofilter drives bacterial community organization and dynamics.},
  author={Nico Boon and Benny F. G. Pycke and Massimo Marzorati and Frederik A Hammes},
  journal={Water research},
  year={2011},
  volume={45 19},
  pages={6355-61}
}
The quality of drinking water is ensured by hygienic barriers and filtration steps, such as ozonation and granular activated carbon (GAC) filtration. Apart from adsorption, GAC filtration involves microbial processes that remove biodegradable organic carbon from the ozonated ground or surface water and ensures biological stability of the treated water. In this study, microbial community dynamics in were monitored during the start-up and maturation of an undisturbed pilot-scale GAC filter at 4… CONTINUE READING