The role of poly-hydroxy-alkanoate form in determining the response of enhanced biological phosphorus removal Biomass to volatile fatty acids
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Water Environ. Res.
phosphorus; enhanced biological phosphorus removal; phosphorus-accumulating organisms; volatile fatty acids; poly-hydroxyalkanoates; biological nutrient removal; PHOSPHATE REMOVAL; ACTIVATED-SLUDGE; ANAEROBIC METABOLISM; MODEL; POLYHYDROXYALKANOATES; SYSTEMS; STOICHIOMETRY; Engineering, Environmental; Environmental Sciences; Limnology; Water; Resources
Anaerobic-aerobic batch experiments indicated that poly-hydroxy-alkanoate (PHA) form was important in determining the net phosphorus removal resulting from different volatile fatty acids (VFAs). Poly-3-hydroxy-butyrate (3HB) content was found to correlate fairly well with higher observed aerobic phosphorus uptake per unit PHA carbon degraded. Poly-3-hydroxy-valerate (3HV) correlated with lower aerobic phosphorus uptakes per unit PHA carbon degraded. These experiments, conducted with synthetic wastewater, imply that VFA speciation might have a significant effect on aerobic phosphorus uptakes and net phosphorus removal. In addition, the model parameter f(P,UPT) (Barker and Dold, 1997) could vary with the proportion of acetic to propionic acid received (i.e., the acetic/propionic acid ratio may be an important parameter for these systems). Carbohydrate data implied that the lower aerobic phosphorus uptake resulting from 3HV might have been caused by a greater fraction of PHA carbon shunting to carbohydrate biosynthesis during aerobiosis. Water Environ. Res., 74, 57 (2002).
Water Environment Research
Article; Proceedings Paper
"The role of poly-hydroxy-alkanoate form in determining the response of enhanced biological phosphorus removal Biomass to volatile fatty acids" (2002). Faculty Bibliography 2000s. 3326.