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Bioprocess and Biosystems Engineering

, Volume 27, Issue 4, pp 249–254 | Cite as

Performance and Microbial Structure of a Combined Biofilm Reactor

  • Haiyan GuoEmail author
  • Jiti Zhou
  • Wang Jing
  • Xiuhong Zhang
  • Zhiyong Zhang
  • M. Salah Uddin
Original papers

Abstract

A novel combined biofilm reactor was established and applied as a single treatment unit for carbon and nitrogen removal of wastewater. The nitrogen removal performance of the reactor at different levels of organic carbon (COD) loading was investigated when the influent total nitrogen (TN) loading was 0.74 g TN/m2 day. Continuous experimental results demonstrated that 80% nitrogen was eliminated when the influent COD loading ranged between 2.06 g and 3.92 g COD/m2 day. Microbial composition in the reactor was analyzed using fluorescent in situ hybridization (FISH) and conventional batch tests. The relative abundance of ammonia-oxidizing bacteria in the aerobic zone of the reactor measured by FISH was consistent with the result from conventional batch tests.

Keywords

Combined biofilm reactor Wastewater treatment Nitrification Denitrification 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Haiyan Guo
    • 1
    Email author
  • Jiti Zhou
    • 1
  • Wang Jing
    • 1
  • Xiuhong Zhang
    • 1
  • Zhiyong Zhang
    • 1
  • M. Salah Uddin
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Environmental Science and TechnologyDalian University of TechnologyDalianChina

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