Microbial products of activated sludge in biological wastewater treatment systems: A critical review

Ni, Bing-Jie and Yu, Han-Qing (2012) Microbial products of activated sludge in biological wastewater treatment systems: A critical review. Critical Reviews in Environmental Science and Technology, 42 2: 187-223. doi:10.1080/10643389.2010.507696


Author Ni, Bing-Jie
Yu, Han-Qing
Title Microbial products of activated sludge in biological wastewater treatment systems: A critical review
Journal name Critical Reviews in Environmental Science and Technology   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1064-3389
1547-6537
Publication date 2012-01-15
Year available 2011
Sub-type Critical review of research, literature review, critical commentary
DOI 10.1080/10643389.2010.507696
Volume 42
Issue 2
Start page 187
End page 223
Total pages 37
Place of publication Philadelphia, PA, United States
Publisher Taylor & Francis
Collection year 2013
Language eng
Abstract Activated sludge is subjected to transient conditions, resulting in the enhanced production of microbial products (i.e., extracellular polymeric substances, soluble microbial products, and internal storage products). The authors review the status of the microbial products formed by activated sludge in wastewater treatment systems. They outline the fundamental facets of their formation and metabolism, define their key characteristics and important roles, and identify the interrelationships between the microbial products and activated sludge processes as well as discuss their implications. In addition, they appraise present understanding about their conversion kinetics. Finally, the authors also summarize modeling works on the microbial products formation processes and discuss a model incorporating their formation and utilization in activated sludge systems.
Keyword Activated sludge
Biological wastewater treatment
Characteristics
EPS
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Non-UQ
Additional Notes Published online 4 July 2011

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Sub-type: Critical review of research, literature review, critical commentary
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