EPA Science Inventory

Pyrosequencing Analysis of Bench-Scale Nitrifying BiofiltersRemoving Trihalomethanes

Citation:

Gomez-Alvarez, V., K. A. Schrantz, J. G. Pressman, G. E. Speitel, AND D. G. Wahman. Pyrosequencing Analysis of Bench-Scale Nitrifying BiofiltersRemoving Trihalomethanes. ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING SCIENCE. Mary Ann Liebert, Inc., Larchmont, NY, 30(9):582-588, (2013).

Description:

The bacterial biofilm communities in four nitrifying biofilters degrading regulated drinking water trihalomethanes were characterized by 454 pyrosequencing. The three most abundant phylotypes based on total diversity were Nitrosomonas (70%), Nitrobacter (14%), and Chitinophagaceae (9.5%), and their relative abundance significantly changed spatially within a biofilter.

Purpose/Objective:

To investigate the bacterial and archaeal communities in nitrifying biofilters removing trihalomethanes.

URLs/Downloads:

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Record Details:

Record Type: DOCUMENT (JOURNAL/PEER REVIEWED JOURNAL)
Start Date: 09/16/2013
Completion Date: 09/16/2013
Record Last Revised: 02/12/2014
Record Created: 02/06/2014
Record Released: 02/06/2014
OMB Category: Other
Record ID: 268254

Organization:

U.S. ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

OFFICE OF RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT

NATIONAL RISK MANAGEMENT RESEARCH LABORATORY

WATER SUPPLY AND WATER RESOURCES DIVISION

TREATMENT TECHNOLOGY EVALUATION BRANCH