Biological Phosphate Removal from Wastewaters

1st Edition

Proceedings of an IAWPRC Specialized Conference held in Rome, Italy, 28-30 September, 1987

Editors: R. Ramadori
Hardcover ISBN: 9780080355924
eBook ISBN: 9781483160597
Imprint: Pergamon
Published Date: 1st January 1987
Page Count: 394
Tax/VAT will be calculated at check-out
Compatible Not compatible
VitalSource PC, Mac, iPhone & iPad Amazon Kindle eReader
ePub & PDF Apple & PC desktop. Mobile devices (Apple & Android) Amazon Kindle eReader
Mobi Amazon Kindle eReader Anything else

Institutional Access


Biological Phosphate Removal from Wastewaters contains the proceedings of an International Association on Water Pollution Research and Control Specialized Conference held in Rome, Italy on September 28-30, 1987. Contributors review advances that have been made in the removal of biological phosphates from wastewaters, both at the fundamental scientific level and in the practical application of the process. Topics range from the fundamental microbiology and biochemistry of the enhanced biological removal of phosphate to the practical full-scale plant experiences with phosphorus removal and sludge handling from such processes. This text is comprised of 43 chapters; the first of which describes the utilization of polyphosphate as an energy reserve in Acinetobacter sp. and activated sludge. Attention then turns to metabolic control in polyphosphate-accumulating bacteria and its role in enhancing biological phosphate removal. The biochemistry and energetics of biological phosphorus removal are also considered. The next section is devoted to process modeling and includes chapters that explore the kinetics of biological excess phosphorus removal; factors affecting anaerobic stabilization during biological phosphorus removal; and the behavior of magnesium in biological phosphate removal. In the next section, bench/pilot-scale studies are presented; one of which investigated the reduction of returned phosphorus from a sludge treatment process. The book concludes with a discussion on phosphate removal mechanisms and pilot- and full-scale experiences. This book will be of interest to students, practitioners, and policymakers in water pollution control.

Table of Contents

Foreword Biochemistry/Microbiology The Utilization of Polyphosphate as an Energy Reserve in Acinetobacter sp. and Activated Sludge Metabolic Control in Polyphosphate-Accumulating Bacteria and Its Role in Enhanced Biological Phosphate Removal Biochemistry and Energetics of Biological Phosphorus Removal Effect of Phosphorus Accumulation on Acetate Metabolism in the Biological Phosphorus Removal Process Dynamics of Carbon Reserves in Biological Dephosphatation of Wastewater The Bacterial Response to Low Voltage Direct Current in a Biological Phosphorus Removal System Process Modeling Simultaneous Control of Biological Phosphorus Removal and Sludge Settleability Experiments towards Establishing the Kinetics of Biological Excess Phosphorus Removal A Kinetic Model for Biological Phosphorus Removal Incorporating Intracellular Organics and Phosphorus Pools Factors Affecting Anaerobic Stabilization during Biological Phosphorus Removal The Phenomenon of Simultaneous Phosphate Uptake and Release, and Its Importance in Biological Nutrient Removal The Behavior of Magnesium in Biological Phosphate Removal Bench/Pilot-Scale Studies Ecological Selection of Phosphorus-Accumulating Bacteria in Sequencing Batch Reactor Activated Sludge Processes for Simultaneous Removal of Phosphorus, Nitrogen and Organic Substances Effect of an Anaerobic Zone on Settleability of Activated Sludge Biological Phosphorus Removal with and without Side-Stream Precipitation Stepped Supply Process for Simultaneous Biological Removal of Nitrogen and Phosphorus from Wastewater Factors Affecting Biological Phosphorus Removal for the VIP Process, a High-Rate University of Capetown Type Process Study on the Reduction of Returned Phosphorus from a Sludge Treatment Process Introduction of Biological Phosphorus Removal to an Activated Sludge Plant with Practical Limitations Carbon Flow and Efflu


No. of pages:
© Pergamon 1987
eBook ISBN:
Hardcover ISBN:

About the Editor

R. Ramadori