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Main Title Autotrophic denitrification using sulphur electron donors /
Author Lawrence, Alonzo W. ; Bisogni, Jr., James J. ; Batchelor, Bill ; Driscoll, Jr, Charles T.
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Lawrence, Alonzo William
CORP Author Cornell Univ., Ithaca, NY. Dept. of Civil and Environmental Engineering.;Municipal Environmental Research Lab., Cincinnati, OH.
Publisher Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Research and Development, Municipal Environmental Research Laboratory ; For sale by the National Technical Information Service,
Year Published 1978
Report Number EPA/600/2-78/113; EPA-803505
Stock Number PB-287 345
Subjects Factory and trade waste--United States ; Nitrification
Additional Subjects Sewage treatment ; Sulfur ; Inorganic nitrates ; Feasibility ; Bacteria ; Reaction kinetics ; Mathematical models ; Microorganisms ; Chemical removal(Sewage treatment) ; Metabolism ; Performance evaluation ; Thermodynamics ; Denitrification ; Numerical solution ; Autotrophy
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB-287 345 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation xiv, 113 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm.
This research project investigated the feasibility of autotrophic denitrification as a nitrate removal process for municipal wastewater. The overall objective of this project was to evaluate the microbial kinetics, and to assess the process performance of autotrophic microbially mediated denitrification using sulfur electron donors. This study was divided into three experimental phases. Each phase utilized a different sulfur compound or flow configuration. Included in these phases were: continuous flow slurry-type with elemental sulfur as the electron source; semi-continuous flow, complete-mix reactors with thiosulfate or sulfide as the electron source; and packed bed columnar reactors with elemental sulfur as the electron source. Based on theoretical and experimental considerations, kinetic models and stoichiometric relationships were developed for the autotrophic denitrification process. The results of this study indicate that autotrophic denitrification with various sulfur species, particularly elemental sulfur, is a feasible scheme for removal of nitrate from wastewater effluents.
Grant no. 803505. Issued July 1978. Includes bibliographical references (pages 89-94). Microfiche.