Pyrosequencing analysis yields comprehensive assessment of microbial communities in pilot-scale two-stage membrane biofilm reactors.

@article{OntiverosValencia2014PyrosequencingAY,
  title={Pyrosequencing analysis yields comprehensive assessment of microbial communities in pilot-scale two-stage membrane biofilm reactors.},
  author={Aura Ontiveros-Valencia and Youneng Tang and He-Ping Zhao and David Friese and Ryan Overstreet and Jennifer Smith and Patrick R Evans and Bruce E. Rittmann and Rosa Krajmalnik-Brown},
  journal={Environmental science & technology},
  year={2014},
  volume={48 13},
  pages={7511-8}
}
We studied the microbial community structure of pilot two-stage membrane biofilm reactors (MBfRs) designed to reduce nitrate (NO3(-)) and perchlorate (ClO4(-)) in contaminated groundwater. The groundwater also contained oxygen (O2) and sulfate (SO4(2-)), which became important electron sinks that affected the NO3(-) and ClO4(-) removal rates. Using… CONTINUE READING