Tag: nitrogen removal

DNA of Anammox Bacteria used for Shortcut Nitrogen Removal

Anammox bacteria is the active “ingredient” for shortcut nitrogen removal or deammonification.  The anaerobic ammonia oxidizing bacteria (“AnAOB” or “anammox”) convert ammonia directly to nitrogen gas, which is a shortcut method to traditional methods that require additional steps such as oxidizing ammonia to nitrite and nitrate (nitrification) followed by nitrate and nitrite reduction to nitrogen […]

Innovation in Wastewater Treatment Process

Glycerol is better known as a common ingredient in pharmaceuticals, foods, soaps and perfumes, but lately it’s been wandering off into new territory as a green chemistry alternative to petrochemicals. In the latest development, glycerol has been successfully deployed as the main ingredient in an innovative new nitrogen removal system at New York City wastewater […]