Application of Denitrification in the Wastewater Treatment

  • A. Klapwijk
Part of the NATO Conference Series book series (NATOCS, volume 9)


Objectives of wastewater treatment include:
  • removal of oxygen-consuming substances such as organic compounds, ammonia and organic nitrogen

  • removal of nitrogen compounds

  • removal of phosphorus compounds.


Wastewater Treatment Activate Sludge Anaerobic Digestion Nitrogen Removal Domestic Wastewater 


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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1985

Authors and Affiliations

  • A. Klapwijk
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Water Pollution ControlAgricultural UniversityWageningenThe Netherlands

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