Stability in a Denitrifying Fluidized Bed Reactor

  title={Stability in a Denitrifying Fluidized Bed Reactor},
  author={Margaret Elizabeth Gentile and T Yan and Sonia M. Tiquia and Matthew W Fields and Jennifer Nyman and Jingjun Zhou and Craig S. Criddle},
  journal={Microbial Ecology},
This study evaluates changes in the microbial community structure and function of a pilot-scale denitrifying fluidized bed reactor during periods of constant operating conditions and periods of perturbation. The perturbations consisted of a shutdown period without feed, two disturbances in which biofilms were mechanically sheared from carrier particles, and a twofold step increase in feed nitrate concentration. In the absence of perturbations, nitrate removal was stable and consistently greater… CONTINUE READING
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