Triggers for microbial aggregation in activated sludge?

  • P. Bossier
  • W. Verstraete


Microbial aggregation into good settling sludge is essential for the well-functioning of activated sludge systems treating waste water. Complete aggregation of all the microbial biomass formed has been proven to be difficult to maintain continuously, resulting in wash-out of suspended solids. This review investigates the possibility that environmental signals could constitute triggers for the induction or stimulation of aggregative physiology.


Chemical Oxygen Demand Activate Sludge Amylose Activate Sludge System Microb Ecol 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • P. Bossier
    • 1
  • W. Verstraete
    • 1
  1. 1.Lab. Microbial EcologyFaculty of Agricultural and Applied Biological ScienceGentBelgium

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