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Denitritation in an anoxic granular reactor using phenol as sole organic carbon source
Ramos Quiroz, Carlos Antonio (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Departament d'Enginyeria Química, Biològica i Ambiental)
Suárez Ojeda, María Eugenia (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Departament d'Enginyeria Química, Biològica i Ambiental)
Carrera, Julián (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Departament d'Enginyeria Química, Biològica i Ambiental)

Date: 2016
Abstract: Heterotrophic denitrification of nitrite (denitritation) with phenol as the only organic carbon source was successful achieved in an Upflow Sludge Blanket (USB) reactor with granular biomass. High nitrite removal (over 95%) and complete biodegradation of phenol were obtained at low COD/N ratio (2. 5 ± 0. 1) and at high nitrogen and organic loading rates (0. 6 ± 0. 1 g N L⁻¹ d⁻¹ and 1. 6 ± 0. 3 g COD L⁻¹ d⁻¹ at 30 C, respectively). The granulation remained stable throughout the operational period with an average granule size of 0. 80 ± 0. 08 mm and 95% of the biomass with a diameter higher than 0. 2 mm. The denitrifying granular biomass was also able to use nitrate as electron acceptor after one year consuming exclusively nitrite. However, the granular biomass was not able to use o-cresol as electron donor although phenol and nitrite degradations were not affected by the presence of o-cresol and the granules remained stable. Most of the genera identified in the granules after one year operation of the anoxic USB reactor were denitrifying bacteria able to use nitrite and nitrate as electron acceptors and aromatic compounds as electron donors. The results presented in this study open the possibility of designing a new process for the treatment of complex wastewaters contaminated with aromatic compounds.
Note: Aquest article pertany al grup de recerca GENOCOV. https://ddd.uab.cat/collection/genocov
Note: Número d'acord de subvenció MINECO/CTQ2011-24745/PPQ
Note: Número d'acord de subvenció AGAUR/SGR05-00721
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Language: Anglès.
Document: article ; recerca ; acceptedVersion
Subject: Granules ; Heterotrophic denitrification ; Phenolic compounds
Published in: Chemical engineering journal, Vol. 288 (March 2016) , p. 289-297, ISSN 1385-8947

DOI: 10.1016/j.cej.2015.11.099


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