Research progress and application prospect of anaerobic biological phosphorus removal

  • Fengxia Yang
  • Chaosheng ZhangEmail author
  • Hongwei Rong
  • Yongfeng Cao


Anaerobic biological phosphorus removal has proposed a new direction for the removal of phosphorus from wastewater, and the discovery of phosphate reduction makes people have a more comprehensive understanding of microbial phosphorus cycling. Here, from the perspective of thermodynamics, the bioreduction reaction of phosphate was analyzed and its mechanism was discussed. The research progress of phosphate reduction and the application prospects of anaerobic biological phosphorus removal from wastewater were introduced, pointing out the situation and guiding the further research in this field.


Phosphate reduction Thermodynamics analysis Phosphine Anaerobic biological phosphorus removal 



This study was funded by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (21477027), and the Program for Guangzhou University Graduate Innovative Research (2017GDJC-M40).

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The authors declare that they have no competing interests.

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This article does not contain any studies with human participants or animals performed by any of the authors.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Fengxia Yang
    • 1
  • Chaosheng Zhang
    • 1
    Email author
  • Hongwei Rong
    • 1
  • Yongfeng Cao
    • 1
  1. 1.Guangzhou UniversityGuangzhouChina

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