Protein and polysaccharide content of tightly and loosely bound extracellular polymeric substances and the development of a granular activated sludge floc.

@article{Basuvaraj2015ProteinAP,
  title={Protein and polysaccharide content of tightly and loosely bound extracellular polymeric substances and the development of a granular activated sludge floc.},
  author={Mahendran Basuvaraj and Jared Fein and Steven N. Liss},
  journal={Water research},
  year={2015},
  volume={82},
  pages={104-17}
}
A full-scale (FS) activated sludge system treating wastewater from a meat rendering plant with a long history of sludge management problems (pin-point flocs; >80% of floc <50 μm diameter; poor settling) was the focus of a study that entailed characterization of floc properties. This was coupled with parallel well-controlled lab-scale (LS) sequencing batch reactors (SBRs) treating the same wastewater and operated continuously over 1.5 years. Distinct differences in the proportion of proteins and… CONTINUE READING