SECONDARY UTILIZATION OF TRACE ORGANICS BY BIOFILMS ON POROUS MEDIA.

Richard G. Stratton, Eun Namkung, Bruce Rittmann

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Abstract

This article describes the mechanism of secondary utilization in controlled biofilm reactors. Secondary utilization is the biodegradation of a secondary substrate, the metabolism of which is inconsequential to sustaining the cells. Experiments with five representative compounds demonstrated that secondary utilization can remove organic compounds from water, even when the input concentrations are low. Experimental and theoretical results showed that fractional removals are often increased as the input concentration is reduced.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)463-469
Number of pages7
JournalJournal / American Water Works Association
Volume75
Issue number9
StatePublished - Sep 1983
Externally publishedYes

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Biofilms
Biodegradation
Organic compounds
Metabolism
biofilm
Porous materials
porous medium
organic compound
biodegradation
metabolism
substrate
Water
Substrates
experiment
Experiments
water
reactor
removal

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  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Water Science and Technology

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SECONDARY UTILIZATION OF TRACE ORGANICS BY BIOFILMS ON POROUS MEDIA. / Stratton, Richard G.; Namkung, Eun; Rittmann, Bruce.

In: Journal / American Water Works Association, Vol. 75, No. 9, 09.1983, p. 463-469.

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